2016 Songs and Albums of the Year 2016 was a tough pill for the music industry, punctuated largely by loss and tragedy. Artistic stalwarts…Read More
The cliché about David Bowie says he’s a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there’s no denying that Bowie demonstrated remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the ’70s. After spending several years in the late ’60s as a mod and as an all-around music-hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock album, eventually redefining glam rock with his ambiguously sexy Ziggy Stardust persona. Ziggy made Bowie an international star, yet he wasn’t content to continue to churn out glitter rock. By the mid-’70s, he developed an effete, sophisticated version of Philly soul that he dubbed “plastic soul,” which eventually morphed into the eerie avant-pop of 1976’s Station to Station.
Shearwater recently stopped by The Onion’s A.V. Club offices to film an “Undercover” session while on tour supporting Jet Plane and Oxbow, their acclaimed…Read More
David Bowie, iconic creator of music, style, and art, has died eighteen months after being diagnosed with cancer. His death comes just two days…Read More
When David Bowie returned in 2013 following a long absence with The Next Day, the album was overtly intended as a throwback to his ‘70s…Read More
As music icons go, David Bowie may be the biggest in terms of his wide reach across multi-generations. It’s common for fans to have a very personal connection to the man and his music, and it would probably be quite normal for each of those connections to differ greatlyRead More