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Bowie in review: ‘Black Tie White Noise’ (1993)

Black Tie White Noise

First released: 1993 (LP, MC, Cassette)

1993 - Black Tie White Noise - Front 2

First some context: It’s been 20 years since Ziggy Stardust, 10 since Let’s Dance, and 2 or 3 since Tin Machine. Bowie has been through the career low of the mid-late 80s, lived through the ‘group’ experience (not entirely unscathed by either), redeemed his good name with the ‘Sound+Vision’ tour and has fallen in love and got married to Iman. Pop/rock music has also moved on – 80s artifice is being pushed aside for a return to ‘unplugged’ and the post-rave, grunge generation is pushing ahead. Now he’s back with a new solo album. Producer Nile Rogers is back too, and wants ‘Let’s Dance 2’. Let’s see how Bowie reacts. Continue reading Bowie in review: ‘Black Tie White Noise’ (1993)

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