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David Bowie: Young Americans (RCA)

John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, April 1975

IN VIEW OF the fact that, in his first major American interview, Bowie assured us, "If I'm mediocre I'll get out of the business: there's enough fog around," one finds himself tempted to hear Young Americans as one of the longest goodbyes on record.

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