David Bowie: Scary Monsters (RCA)
Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 20 September 1980
LEARNING to live with somebody's depression: the man in the clown suit stops running, finds self in back-against-wall situation, attempts to deal with same. Scary Monsters depicts David Bowie unpacking after his Lodger phase, rationalising (or not, as the case may be) the current contents of his suitcase and taking stock of his surroundings.
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