I used to be a big David Bowie fan in my teenage years. A favourite album, featuring a young Twiggy with David on the album cover, was Pin Ups.
The story goes that her then boyfriend, Justin de Villeneuve, heard Twiggy’s name come up in the song “Drive in Saturday” (Bowie mentions her as “Twig the Wonderkid” in the song), and arranged a photo shoot. He’d originally offered the picture to Vogue Magazine but on realising that Bowie had access to millions via his records and Vogue’s circulation was in the region of 80,000, he gave the photo to David, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In my opinion, the 70’s were when Bowie was at his best, although some of his later stuff is also pretty darn good! It was with a fair amount of anticipation, therefore, that I heard rumours that he was releasing something new, for the first time in 10 years. Unfortunately, the song released this week “Where Are We Now”, coinciding with his 66th birthday, is quite simply awful, dark, depressing and makes no sense whatsoever – and the video that accompanies it is not any better. I actually think he would have been better not bothering and just taking the royalties from the good stuff from way back!
Don’t just take my word for it, have a listen here and make up your own minds!