Just finished The Gouster by David Bowie. It was a kind of dry run for Young Americans, and has several of the same tracks (performed in a slightly less soul-ey manner than on the released album). He was astonishingly productive during those years: who says drugs destroy creativity? All his own records (and all the stuff that was never released at the time), plus everything he wrote and produced for other people. Amazing stuff. Very little of it was below standard - one or two songs or arrangements, maybe; the Arnold Korns versions of songs that appeared on Ziggy aren't much cop, for instance.
I saw Bowie in the Paris Studios in 67...kaftan etc and hippy...simple stuff with acoustic guitar. Saw him again a year later and it was like another performer altogether. He was the consummate master of reinvention, or should I say, experimentation.
I have been listening to a secondhand CD I bought for 50p...KD Lang. It's b....brilliant😄
I have also listened to Classic FM this morning and I did their on-line 'Let Us Guess Your Age' (from your music choices)
Result: 'We believe you are around 28' 😁 !!! That's near enough, I thought!!!!
I was too young even for Ziggy (my mate went to see him then though - he's about 5 years older than me). I'd never have managed 67 - maybe, if he'd toured, though there'd have been little or no chance even then.
I still get a shiver from looking at this cover, and thinking of the rainy night in January 1972 when the photo was taken. Oddly, though I've passed the street hundreds of times, I've never thought to get off the bus and have a look.