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David Bowie's "Station To Station"

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums

Apr 5 2022 • 28 mins

In 1975, David Bowie moved to Los Angeles and reinvented himself. As rock's greatest chameleon, he had already achieved success as Ziggy Stardust. But this new character would be his darkest yet: the gaunt, theatrical, slick-haired Thin White Duke. And as the Duke, he created the art-rock odyssey Station to Station. It was a record made on no sleep, a dash of black magic, and an avalanche of cocaine. Bowie rarely did press at the time, but he gave a front-row seat to teenage journalist Cameron Crowe, who captured the definitive Bowie interview of the era for Rolling Stone.

The latest episode of our Amazon Original podcast Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums unpacks the story of Station to Station. RS Associate Editor Angie Martoccio delves into the making of the album, with Cameron Crowe offering a glimpse at what the Thin White Duke was like in the flesh. Co-producer Harry Maslin, guitarists Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar, and pianist Roy Bittan share memories of the sessions, while Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes describes what it was like to have Bowie as a roommate at the time.

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