INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & RELATED ARTICLES
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
The Village Voice FEBRUARY 14, 1977 - by Robert Christgau
DAVID BOWIE: LOW
I find side one's seven "fragments" - since the two that clock in at less than 2:45 are 1:42 and 2:20, the term must refer to structures rather than length - almost as powerful as the "overlong" tracks on Station To Station. "Such a wonderful person / But you got problems" is definitely a love lyric for our time. But the movie music on side two is so far from hypnotic that I figure Bowie, rather than Eno, must deserve credit for it. I mean, is Eno really completely fascinated by banality?