By Simon Goddard
Book by book, year by year, the ultimate literary trip through Bowie’s greatest decade.
'A stonking good read' Mike Scott, The Waterboys
A new year for David Bowie means new clothes, new boots, new hair and a new name: Ziggy Stardust. To the gloomy blacked-out Britain of powercuts and three-day weeks he may as well be from outer space – if that’s what it takes to make him famous, far be it from him to tell anyone he isn’t. Bowie’s success as the bisexual Starman soon rubs off on his new friends Mott The Hoople and his hero Lou Reed as 1972 becomes Annus Glamrockus. Music, fashion and the old codes of gender will never be the same again. But as his runaway fame quickly blurs all lines between fantasy and reality, neither will David.
The third volume of the Bowie Odyssey series offers a wild and revelatory snapshot of the year of Ziggy as Simon Goddard continues his vivid real-time journey through the decade Bowie changed pop forever.
'Deep dive into the year Bowie achieved glam lift-off. Goddard's narrative is immersive, novelistic as he gets as deep inside as he can of the Bowie experience of 1972' Classic Rock, 9/10
'In which Ziggy touches down and Bowie takes off... The third instalment of Simon Goddard's wonderful Bowie Odyssey series' Record Collector, 4*
'David Bowie was at the Big Bang of my music consciousness. Simon Goddard’s immersive yearly look at the world in which Bowie operated, have become a must read for me. I’m very much looking forward to 1972.' Tim Burgess
'Goddard deploys a novelistic approach backed up by a forensic attention to the detail of the period. A semantically intense but always engaging book' MOJO, 4*
You can browse the full Bowie Odyssey series here.
Publication Date: 16.06.22
Extent: 160 pages
Format: Paperback & eBook
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