David Bowie

10 Scary Yet Sophisticated Halloween Songs

10 Scary Yet Sophisticated Halloween Songs

Forget “Monster Mash”! These ten memorable campfire frightfests should deliver a solid foundation for your scary-yet-sophisticated Halloween.

Retrofuturism: How the Alt-Right Learned to Love Depeche Mode

Retrofuturism: How the Alt-Right Learned to Love Depeche Mode

For Richard Spencer and today’s alt-right, ‘80s British synthpop bands like Depeche Mode satisfy their retrofuturist cultural fantasies.

The 25 Best David Bowie Deep Tracks

The 25 Best David Bowie Deep Tracks

For all of the imagery that dominated the religiosity of David Bowie what matters most are the songs. Here are 25 killer deep-cut Bowie originals, album by album.

We Are Future Ghosts: Haunting David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ 45 Years Later

We Are Future Ghosts: Haunting David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ 45 Years Later

David Bowie’s Heroes expresses Berlin’s fractured psyche in 1977, caught between decadence and desolation, and mirrors his struggles to make a fresh start.

David Bowie’s Danceable Assault on the Senses ‘Earthling’ Turns 25

David Bowie’s Danceable Assault on the Senses ‘Earthling’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years old today, David Bowie’s Earthling embodies multifaceted, sometimes contradictory currents of 1990s pop culture, including industrial metal and drum ‘n’ bass.

‘Oh, You Pretty Thing’: David Bowie’s Glam Masterpiece ‘Hunky Dory’ Turns 50

‘Oh, You Pretty Thing’: David Bowie’s Glam Masterpiece ‘Hunky Dory’ Turns 50

David Bowie’s Hunky Dory is self-conscious about artifice and image. It maintains a resounding undercurrent of human longing for connection and recognition.

‘The Width of a Circle’ Captures David Bowie’s Awkward 1970 Adolescence

‘The Width of a Circle’ Captures David Bowie’s Awkward 1970 Adolescence

A new two-CD set collects radio sessions and other material from the months before David Bowie recorded The Man Who Sold the World.

Bowie Buddie Dana Gillespie Ain’t No Man

Bowie Buddie Dana Gillespie Ain’t No Man

The London-based singer-songwriter Dana Gillespie, whose memoir is just out, tells PopMatters about her convivial, free-spirited youth, her adventures with Bowie, Dylan, and Princess Margaret, and the spiritual path that changed her life.

20 Unsung Music Videos of the 1980s

20 Unsung Music Videos of the 1980s

From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.

‘What a Fantastic Death Abyss’: David Bowie’s ‘Outside’ at 25

‘What a Fantastic Death Abyss’: David Bowie’s ‘Outside’ at 25

David Bowie's Outside signaled the end of him as a slick pop star and his reintroduction as a ragged-edged arty agitator.

​Nearly 50 and Nearly Unplugged: ‘ChangesNowBowie’ Is a Glimpse Into a Brilliant Mind

​Nearly 50 and Nearly Unplugged: ‘ChangesNowBowie’ Is a Glimpse Into a Brilliant Mind

Nine tracks, recorded by the BBC in 1996 show David Bowie in a relaxed and playful mood. ChangesNowBowie is a glimpse into a brilliant mind.

Counterbalance No. 16: David Bowie – ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’

Counterbalance No. 16: David Bowie – ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’

Up next for the Counterbalance series is David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Press your space face close to mine!