David Bowie’s style legacy: ‘He stole ideas from everywhere’ | Music | The Guardian
12/01/16 21:51 Filed in: Studio Practice
He stole ideas from everywhere and was a great collaborator, pushing almost everyone he worked with to do their best work, but Bowie was always unmistakably Bowie, adding his own distinctive sense of style into the mix.
Source: David Bowie’s style legacy: ‘He stole ideas from everywhere’ | Music | The Guardian
I've been a huge Bowie fan since I can remember music, I own every album he recorded up to the late eighties/early nineties, some of his music from that point was conflicting too much with my new found goth tendencies (my own reinvention of myself).
I've seen him live (I was the only goth at the Tin Machine concert in Brixton), I've read books and watched films and documentaries. Ziggy Stardust was also my karaoke debut in a small bar in Kyoto. His lyrics have meant much to me, even when that meaning is far and away from what was intended (I read today that Station to Station was a reference to the Christian stations of the cross...).
He was a chameleon, a re-inventor and a thief. Yes, according to the above from the Guardian, he stole his ideas, or at least some of them. How can I put this into my ethics debate?
I suppose the more important thing to take from the above quote though is that Bowie was always unmistakably Bowie.
He was also, quite undeniably, the Nazz.