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    Description(Book). Bowie in Berlin tells the fascinating story of the three years David Bowie spent in Germany in the mid-1970s, making the most extraordinary music of his career. Driven to the brink of madness by cocaine, overwork, marital strife, and a paranoid obsession with the occult, Bowie fled Los Angeles in 1975 and ended up in Berlin, the divided city on the frontline between communist East and capitalist West. There he sought anonymity, taking an apartment in a run-down district with his sometime collaborator Iggy Pop, another refugee from drugs and debauchery, while they explored the city and its notorious nightlife. In this intensely creative period, Bowie put together three classic albums Low, "Heroes," and Lodger with collaborators who included Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, and Tony Visconti. He also found time to produce two albums for Iggy Pop The Idiot and Lust for Life and to take a leading role in a movie, the ill-starred Just a Gigolo . Bowie in Berlin tells the story of that period and those records, exploring Bowie's fascination with the city, unearthing his sources of inspiration, detailing his working methods, and teasing out the elusive meanings of the songs. Painstakingly researched and vividly written, the book casts a new light on the most creative and influential era in David Bowie's career.


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    Title
    Bowie in Berlin
    Subtitle
    A New Career in a New Town
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Jerome Seabrook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906002084
    ISBN 10: 1906002088
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Libri: I-MU
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BIC subject category V2: AV
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25900
    DC22: 780.92
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    DC22: 782.42166092
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000, BIO004000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML420.B754 S43 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    col
    Publisher
    Outline Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Jawbone
    Publication date
    17 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London