It’s About Time

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: 'hours...' (1999) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Moderate Three-Word Review: soaring, wistful, pleasant So according to my constant source Nicholas Pegg, some commentators think of 'hours...' as a sort of sequel to Hunky Dory. Talk about your projects that weren't begging for a part II, but that would explain why … Continue reading It’s About Time

Earthlings on Fire

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: Earthling (1997) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Moderate Three-Word Review: new, redeeming, frustrating I’m afraid I can’t help it I’m afraid I can This is how I heard the refrain from ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ when I first listened to it a decade ago while undergoing a root canal. In … Continue reading Earthlings on Fire

Mugged By Reality

Crash Course for the Ravers Album: Black Tie, White Noise (1993) Prior Level of Acquaintance: Minimal Three-Word Review: Passionate, mournful, welcome It's a breath of fresh air to listen to Bowie's 1993 album following the pleasant but unsatisfying run of Tonight - Tin Machine II. No secret why: In April 1992, Bowie married the lovely … Continue reading Mugged By Reality