By Simon Goddard
Britain, 1971. Strange land of hot pants, moral outrage, anarchist bombs and sexual revolution. As Marc Bolan is hailed as the nation’s teenage saviour, the forgotten hope called David Bowie searches for the spark to relight his fire. He finds it in London’s gay clubland and the stoned fields of Glastonbury, the speedy streets of New York City and his new rock’n’roll allies Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. The ignition for songs about life on Mars and cosmic messiahs, starry alter-egos and bold fashions fit for the ultimate Seventies superstar...
In the sequel to Bowie Odyssey 70, Simon Goddard continues his groundbreaking immersive narrative of the world around Bowie, through the second year of the decade he changed pop forever.
'Simon Goddard's evocation of David Bowie circa '71 is imagined as brilliantly as its predecessor, which was the best book written about its subject until this one. The narrative is immense... Stupendous' Classic Rock, 9/10
'My god it's brilliant. A delicious romp' Mike Scott, The Waterboys
'Rock history in an ice blue Freddie Burretti suit, Simon Goddard's project to write a book about each year of David Bowie's '70s continues in suitably gorgeous style... as lusciously all-enveloping as its subject demands.' Mojo
'Continues the excellent year-by-year series that places David Bowie's ground-breaking Seventies music in its social and historical context, told with a novelist's attention to detail' Choice
Publication Date: 16.09.21
Extent: 176 pages
Format: Paperback & eBook
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