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David Bowie, Media Critic


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David Bowie, Media Critic

Jim Naureckas

It’s hard to think of an artist who has used the media as part of their art more than David Bowie did. To me the classic example is 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: As an obscure singer/songwriter, Bowie wrote and recorded an album about an obscure singer/songwriter who rises to superstardom, succumbs to decadence and retires to obscurity—and he used it to rise to superstardom, only to succumb to decadence and retire to obscurity (for a time). It may be the greatest called shot in artistic history.


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