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David Bowie in Darkness : A Study of 1. Outside and the Late Career (Paperback) (Nicholas P. Greco)

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Focusing on David Bowie's 1995 album 1. Outside, this study examines how the album represents his later career and celebrity status during that period. It argues that the album reflected his perception of the anxiety in society at the time, as well as his anxiety in particular and his discomfort being a celebrity and pop star, resulting in the destruction of his early persona. It describes the concert film Ricochet from 1984, the collaboration between guitarist Reeves Gabrels and Bowie in 1988 to produce a remix of “Look Back in Anger,” the concept of space in his music, his dystopian video for “Valentine's Day” from 2013, “Sue” from 2014, and other representative aspects apart from 1. Outside that illustrate the destruction of his persona. The main part of the book examines 1. Outside, including Gabrels' influence as a songwriter and collaborator, the musical and cultural context, Brian Eno's role, the influence of the culture of body modification, the representation of societal anxiety, and Bowie's live performances and videos. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
"As an artist, David Bowie is widely considered a "chameleon," shedding one persona to create a new one and thus staying popular, relevant and compelling. This book explores Bowie's negotiation of his celebrity during his later career, with particular focus on 1. Outside, an album symptomatic of deep-seated societal and personal anxiety"--
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: Music, Biography + Autobiography, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Nicholas P. Greco
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2015
TCIN: 21407242
UPC: 9780786494101
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5847
$29.95

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