I make no bones about my torrid love affair with all things surrounding David Bowie. And now with a deeply intropsective look into the man behind the music's life, I have even more reason to celebrate the eccentric genius that he is.

Bowie takes an in-depth look at the culture of postwar England in which David Jones grew up, the mod and hippie scenes of swinging London in the sixties, the sex and drug-fueled glitter scene of the early seventies when Bowie’s alter-ego Ziggy Stardust was born, his rise to global stardom in the eighties and his subsequent status as an elder statesman of alternative culture.

Biographer Marc Spitz puts each incarnation of Bowie into the context of its era, creating a cultural time line that is intriguing both for its historical significance as well as for its delineation of this rock ’n’ roll legend, the first musician to evolve a coherent vision after the death of the sixties dream.

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mp3: The Polyphonic Spree - Five Years (David Bowie cover)