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David Bowie Low
By Hugo Wilcken

David Bowie Low

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David Bowie Low by Hugo Wilcken

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"One day I blew my nose and half my brains came out." Los Angeles, 1976. David Bowie is holed up in his Bel-Air mansion, drifting into drug-induced paranoia and confusion. Obsessed with black magic and the Holy Grail, he's built an altar in the living room and keeps his fingernail clippings in the fridge. There are occasional trips out to visit his friend Iggy Pop in a mental institution. His latest album is the cocaine-fuelled "Station To Station" (Bowie: "I know it was recorded in LA because I read it was"), which welds R&B rhythms to lyrics that mix the occult with a yearning for Europe, after three mad years in the New World. Bowie has long been haunted by the angst-ridden, emotional work of the Die Brucke movement and the Expressionists. Berlin is their spiritual home, and after a chaotic world tour, Bowie adopts this city as his new sanctuary. Immediately he sets to work on "Low", his own expressionist mood-piece.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826416841
ISBN-10: 0826416845
Format: Paperback
(165mm x 122mm x 15mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hugo Wilcken

Hugo Wilcken is a Paris-based, Australian-born writer and translator. His first novel, The Execution, was published by HarperCollins in 2002. ("A remarkably accomplished debut heralding the arrival of a noteworthy talent" - Publishers Weekly) It was well reviewed, and has since been translated into Dutch and German. A second novel, Colony, will be published in 2005.

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