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Another Revolution In Your Head,
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This review is from: The Man Who Sold The World: David Bowie And The 1970s (Paperback)
Pete Doggett is quite open about the fact that this book is inspired by Revolution In The Head. Firstly, as always, this is a pretty good read, I read it, cover to cover and enjoyed much of the content. However there are some big issues with the book. David Bowie, of whom I am a huge fan, is not a group, and thus there is no John v Paul, or Paul helping George. So all the rivalries, which so helped the Beatles, are not on display. I would love to know why Bowie dumped Ronson, more on how Eno started as a major collaborator, and ended up just annoying the musicians.
Bowie's view of of himself is not captured e,g. re Young Americans and this is crudely dragged up from memory, "needed to crack American, went there, got the no.1 and came back. Easy really."
Also, working with Nile Rogers, there is a classic US missing totally on UK humour - re China Girl, Nile suggested an "oriental" guitar lick, to which Bowie said something akin to "That's a great idea". If anyone cares to listen to Iggy Pop's version - while not the same - there is clearly an oriental element in the music.
Overall this is the type of book I have really wanted and is for me a bit of a let down