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Experiencing David Bowie : a listener's companion

Author: Ian Chapman
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Series: The listener's companion; Listener's companion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener's Companion, musicologist, writer, and musician Ian Chapman unravels the extraordinary marriage of sound and visual effect that lies at the heart of the work of one of the most complex and enduring performers in popular music--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Bowie; David Bowie; David Bowie; David Bowie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Chapman
ISBN: 9781442237513 1442237511
OCLC Number: 905450297
Notes: Ian Chapman is a New Zealand author.
Description: xxxii, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Rock and role : The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972 --
The actor emerges : Hunky Dory, 1971 --
Musical beginnings : David Bowie, 1967 --
Messages from ground control : David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) and The Man Who Sold the World, 1969-1971 --
Irresistible decadence : Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, and Diamond Dogs, 1973-1974 --
Plastic soul and the birth of the European canon : Young Americans and Station to Station, 1975-1976 --
The sounds of Europe : Low, "Heroes," and Lodger, 1977-1979 --
The rise and fall of David Bowie : Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Tin Machine, and Tin Machine II, 1980-1991 --
Rediscovering the alien : Black Tie White Noise, the Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, and 'hours ...' 1993-1999 --
Twenty-first century man : Heathen, Reality, and The Next Day, 2003-2013.
Series Title: The listener's companion; Listener's companion.
Responsibility: Ian Chapman.

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