I dropped Bowie from a great height after Lodger. I lost interest, simple as that, with so many better younger groups to see and hear there was no room left for him.
I can still remember my disappointment I felt when I took the record out of its admittedly great sleeve and set the controls to go. Ridiculously I felt kinda cheated. Bowie had been the man, the one I could rely on. But no matter how many allowances I made (and believe me I made quite a few), Lodger was not great.
It got even worse after that. I think we all know that eighties Bowie hit the depths although maybe it was only because his seventies stuff had been so magnificently iconic. Even the heady brew of nostalgia can’t hide that one. However, the 21st century was my time to rediscover all those albums, spurred on by Daniel’s surprise purchase of Heathen and Reality. His first two Bowie albums were Bowie's last, so I had to sort that out but not before I crawled through a plethora of averageness to pick out the bones of greatness that appear here.
01 TEENAGE WILDLIFE / Scary Monsters September 1980
02 CAT PEOPLE (PUTTING OUT FIRE) / Single A Side April 1982
03 CHINA GIRL [Album Version] / Let’s Dance April 1983
04 NEIGHBOURHOOD THREAT/ Tonight September 1984
05 UNDERGROUND / Labyrinth Soundtrack June 1986
06 NEVER LET ME DOWN / Never Let Me Down April 1987
07 UNDER THE GOD / Tin Machine May 1989
08 GOODBYE MR ED / Tin Machine II September 1991
09 NITE FLIGHTS / Black Tie White Noise April 1993
10 UNTITLED NO 1 / Buddha Of Suburbia November 1993
11 THIS HEARTS FILTHY LESSON / Outside September 1995
12 THRU’ THESE ARCHITECTS EYES / Outside September 1995
13 SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET / Earthling February 1997
14 SEVEN / Hours October 1999
15 SLIP AWAY / Heathen June 200
16 NEW KILLER STAR / Reality September 2003
17 FALL DOG BOMBS THE MOON / Reality September 2003