7. David Bowie: 1.Outside

Year Zero: Bowie’s nonlinear conception album – all his other recordings spiral out into the past & future from this epic central work – some say it is the reimagining of Parsifal reversed.

When this record came out, it was a wonderful surprise for me. It gave me hope in the creative process’s ability to overcome the confines of corporate domination. It’s dense and crazy and complex and catchy, glimpses of sincerity and cynicism running hand in hand – every listen takes you down a different alley. Years of musical exploration to be had here – the implications and repercussions are tremendous!

I could write a book about it…

A must have for the serious musical explorer.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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