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David Bowie: Scary Monsters (RCA)

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 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.

Total word count of piece: 1230


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