Angie Bowie Criticises Ex-Husband's 'Tired' New Single
The former Lady Stardust doesn't like "Where Are We Now".
Posted on Feb 12, 2013 11:51 am
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."