Daily Archives: January 24, 2016

Robert Stark interviews Colin Liddell about David Bowie










Topics include:

Colin’s background in music journalism
How he interviewed  Ian Astbury of the Cult, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Herbie Hancock, and Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa
Colin’s article Loving the Alien
The significance of the year 1947 of Bowie’s birth and the year 2016 of his death
How in the 70’s Bowie set the style while in the 80’s he was influenced by the sound of that era
The liberal concept of progress and how each decade from the 50’s to 80’s had a distinct culture
How culture has stagnated in the 21st Century
Bowie songs that told a story such as Space Oddity
Bowie obtuse and abstract lyrics
Bowie’s use of symbolism
How different people have their own interpretation of Bowie’s work
Bowie and British culture
How Bowie and British bands in general put a stronger emphasis on visual imagery
Bowie’s non musical artistic endeavors
Bowie as a precursor to troll culture
How Bowie and other counter-culture icons of the 70’s and 80’s such as the Clash, Sex Pistols, Joy Division, and New Order flirted with fascist symbolism
The Nietzschean aspects of Bowie
Peter Schilling’s Major Tom which was inspired by Space Oddity and Neue Deutsche Welle

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