By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
Well, which one is it? “Space Oddity”? “Aladdin Sane”? “Changes”? “Life on Mars”? “Drive-In Saturday”? “Diamond Dogs”? “Rebel Rebel”? “Ziggy Stardust”? “Young Americans”? “Fascination”? “Station to Station”? “Sound and Vision”? “Heroes”?
Or none of the above? There are so many to choose from, after all.
The question at the top of the post is not one to put to Paul Morley, author of the just published The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie made a world of difference (which will be reviewed in a forthcoming issue of the TLS). At a recent event to mark the publication of the book at the Emmanuel Centre in Central London, Morley declared how much he hated being asked that question. I didn’t hear the reason why – he spoke rather fast and not always very clearly. Needless to say, when he took questions from the audience, first up was “What is your favourite Bowie song?” The look he gave the questioner was witheringly eloquent.