Yikes! I just realized i quoted the wrong unsuccessful David Bowie album!
Don't let me down and down was on BLACK TIE, WHITE NOISE. ...
an album i really love but wasn't accepted by his longtime fans very well.
I bought my copy from a secondhand record store in shrink wrap surplus for like $4 ... being that i was a kid and it was a different era i had to PURCHASE the items to listen to em.
I enjoyed that one very very much...it wasn't until much later that i went back further to the early 70's stuff having first heard EARTHLING, OUTSIDE , HOURS etc growing up when HOURS came out.
I loved knowing that i was hearing Bowie play sax (apparently AGAIN) after some what of a hiatus (according to various stories i read) on an album.
I also bought NEVER LET ME DOWN on a pristine LP (*because whoever originally owned prob realized it mostly sucked)
I did enjoy the odd GLASS SPIDER bit. .. mommy come down cause the waters all gone? That and TIME WILL CRAWL isn't awful
A friend of mine had stated that seeing Bowie on this Tour was the worst concert he'd EVER attended (*he's gotta be in his late 60's now if he's alive) and he is a rock guitarist. He said there was a skit based pre show about some concept going on related to the album before David hit the stage. He said that took most of the time. Then Bowie came on and played/sang for 35 minutes and then the whole fucking thing was over.
He said even seeing Chaka Khan with Rufus while she and the band had just jet laggedly flown in either high as fuck or well. ..jet lagged was even better than it. And Chaka was screwing up the songs.
Thankfully it was one of those 70's gigs where there'd be a rock band, a soul band and maybe a bigger headliner or prog band.
I'm not fond of the album very much. 80's Bowie is tough from TONIGHT to BLACK TIE if you asked me