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David Bowie: Lodger (RCA)

Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 26 May 1979

ANOTHER THESIS would be the straw that broke the camel's back. Now there's a line that could easily have been snipped from one of David Bowie's current lyrics. "Struggle with a child whose screaming dreaming/Drowned by the props all steely sunshine" – the unkindest cut-up of all, Mr Burroughs. I hereby announce that I'm going to do what I can for you readers.

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