Angie Bowie Criticises Ex-Husband's 'Tired' New Single

The former Lady Stardust doesn't like "Where Are We Now".

Angie Bowie Criticises Ex-Husband's 'Tired' New Single
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David Bowie's first single in 10 years has been met with general acclaim by fans and press. However, it would seem that one person isn't too keen on the track; Bowie's ex-wife and former stage manager Angie. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Angie has shared some harsh words about the song, and her ex: "I can't help but wonder what happened to the musical innovator. I'm not trying to be unkind, but I can't escape the feeling that the retro-introspective mood of the song has one message: 'I'm not going to be here much longer, let's talk about the past.' "There's nothing about the sound that's new either. The subject matter is tired: it's a nostalgic look back to the last time he was at the forefront of pop music." What's more, she's accused Bowie of mythologizing his own past: "The record romanticises and mythologises a period of David's career I recall with distaste. "What I remember of Berlin, where we lived for three years in the late 70s, is lots of sitting around night clubs with David pretending he was an extra from Cabaret witnessing the rise of the Nazis. "To his fans, he was just being another of his characters. But I suspect the main audience for the performance was me. Our marriage was over. He knew I would have no truck with fascism. I think he was, if only subconsciously, pushing me past the limits of what I considered acceptable."

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    Mr Brownst0ne
    "What I remember of Berlin, where we lived for three years in the late 70s, is lots of sitting around night clubs with David pretending he was an extra from Cabaret witnessing the rise of the Nazis." Haha that was quite funny, actually.
    sudsypatriarch
    Haven't seen many Courtney Love articles on UG lately. Will Angie Bowie take Love's place...? Is this just the start of something new...?
    FERAL1975
    While she's a pain he does sound a bit frail during the verse section and I'm not sure it's part of the performance.
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    MilosCleve
    Women being women. She thinks Bowie was all about her. Truth is, he just couldn't help thinking about himself