Review of the Complete David Bowie Book by Nicholas Pegg

David Bowie is one the world’s most renowned and famous rock music artist and my favorite too. David’s career is considered one of the most intriguing as well as colorful in the contemporary rock music world. Today we will be reviewing the book ‘The Complete David Bowie’ that has been written by Nicholas Pegg on the life of David. So let us take a look at the review…

The Complete David Bowie

This book covers each & every aspect of our hero David’s life from his early time to his first early appearance in the 60s as ‘balladeer Davy Jones’ to his stunning gender-bending twist as Ziggy Stardust in early 70s to his music work & contribution to rock music world. This book also features some of the David’s unreleased rarities together with histories & list of his live shows along with certain unknown facts about his life.

The author has taken some liberty explaining all the aspects of Bowie’s life and that is the area I loved most since it provides an opportunity to all David fans to have a close insight to Bowie’s life. Well the book is almost 736 pages and that is a bit lengthy for a normal person but for a hardcore David fan it is very little since the book is written so beautifully by Pegg that it keeps the reader’s interest held till end.

Even the language used is quite simple yet attractive and the big plus is the unknown factors of our legend’s life that covers all the tiny this & that of the book making it a must read for every Bowie fan.

The Catholic League Attacked David Bowie’s clip “The Next Day”

David Bowie’s latest video “The Next Day” has certainly drawn much popularity from catholic league. Bowie was called “switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London” who is “nothing if not confused about religion” by the catholic league in a statement issued just after an hour of the video upload. “The Next Day” which is directed by Floria Sigusmundi and penned by Bowie, is the title track from his 24th studio effort.

David Bowie

The Next Day video shows that the homeless were punched by a priest (played by Gary Oldman). Bowie is singing from stage and is wearing clothes as Jesus along with a misty nightclub of priests and poorly dressed women with the female lead played by Marion Cotillard.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticized this effort of Bowie greatly and publicly told that he believes Bowie is confused about the religion. According to Billboard, YouTube had also removed this clip for allegedly violating terms of service but then had to return quickly after the site determined it had made an error.

This is not the first time that Bowie and catholic league have come face to face. In 1997 when Bowie depicted himself as Jesus for a promotional Ad in Pulse Magazine, he was called out by the League. Thus the encounter on Bowie by the league has a history as well.

Catholic league has attacked many other artists as well like Lady Gaga recently for using words which didn’t suit the Catholic League like “Judas”.