Album Review: “Scary Monsters” By David Bowie
Often Tagged As “The Last Great David Bowie Album”
David Bowie adapted a plethora of alter egos throughout his career. He was many things but he was never boring. He had his ups and downs and like most musicians, not every single record he churned out was perfect. But most people looked forward to them because he always found a way to make his music exciting. Whether it’s the songs themselves or his outfits or his stage persona, Bowie was an entertainer through and through.
When he released his 14th studio LP titled “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” following the Berlin Trilogy, it was not as eccentric or dramatic as its predecessors but it served as the apotheosis of his ’70s efforts and experiments. It’s accessible and still sounds fresh even after all these years. The 1970s was Bowie’s creative peak and it all exploded with “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” – an awe-inspiring body of work that most musicians can only dream to achieve.
It’s a solid effort from beginning to end and filled with impressive and enjoyable cuts. The key tracks are “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)”, “Ashes to Ashes”, and “Fashion.” Robert Fripp and Pete Townshend were also featured on the LP.
David Bowie still had a couple of entertaining releases after this but none of them can hold a candle to “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).”