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Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 1980

February 28th, 2014 | by admin
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 1980

After the less commercially-successful Berlin Trilogy, David’s fourteenth studio album was a huge hit in the UK and did extremely well in the US. Scary Monsters… is much more Bowie-centric, with fewer collaborators than previous albums. Another joint Bowie/Visconti production, it contains only one cover – Tom Verlaine’s “Kingdom Come”, with all remaining tracks composed by Bowie alone. In the lyrics of the first single, Ashes To Ashes, released a month before the album, Bowie reintroduces Major Tom, his troubled astronaut from Space Oddity. The accompanying video (directed by Bowie and David Mallet) was groundbreaking and, at the time, the most expensive music promo ever made. With four singles released and its defiant ‘Often Copied, Never Equalled’ advertising slogan, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) placed Bowie firmly back in the public eye.

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