David Bowie is an icon and the main influence on 80s music. David is up there with Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, Elton John etc.
David joined the elite after the release of Let's Dance
and the Serious Moonlight Tour
. Behind him he had, what I call "the RCA works of art". A catalogue of one of the most impressive (pop) songs ever created. Most people acknowledge that "the 70s belonged to Bowie".
It's difficult to point out, well for me personally, which is his best album. But throught his career, Let's Dance
aside, his high points have been with the song Space Oddity
,the seed having been sown with his mime group Feathers
, the creation of Ziggy Stardust
, his suave image on the plastic soul Young Americans
,his elegance on Station to Station
and his innovative self, making him a pioneer of electronic music, that is, there was no The Man To Fell To Earth
soundtrack but there was Low
Ok my favourite song of his is Heroes
. It was the Christianne F movie's closing titles that made me buy my first record of Bowie, the compilation Fame and Fashion
back in 1984. It was at the time when RCA was re-releasing his back catalogue following the phenomenal success of Let's Dance
. That also helped promote the artist even further.
The clip to those closing titles has been removed from Youtube but here is the excellent official video of the song: http://youtube.com/watch?v=NEVNoYFpLps