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13th May '16 1:25:19 PM Mouser
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Faking one's own death in such a manner might seem like a dick move, but Bowie is famous for DoingItForTheArt, so I can't help but think that he might have done it. After all, it feels better to think that this is the case, rather than him actually being dead.

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Faking one's own death in such a manner might seem like a dick move, but Bowie is famous for DoingItForTheArt, so I can't help but think that he might have done it. After all, it feels better to think that this is the case, rather than him actually being dead.dead.

[[WMG: Like ''Ziggy'', above, ''Diamond Dogs'' tells a linear story.]]

The story is about the end of our civilization and the dystopia that rises in its place. "Future Legend" describes a state of lawless chaos where roving gangs of "peoploids" are the only authority. But that chaos is short-lived as a new figure (perhaps Halloween Jack, perhaps someone else) rises to power and by the end people are calling for Big Brother to protect them.
22nd Feb '16 7:33:18 PM Angel2002
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[[WMG: David Bowie's grandchild could be him resurrected.]]
David's song Lazarus was named after the guy Jesus raised form the dead. David could be Lazarus himself, and his son is Jesus. He's being resurrected by his son in the form of a baby.
10th Feb '16 12:28:51 PM NemesisKane
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10th Feb '16 12:28:14 PM NemesisKane
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This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record new material and have it released under the guise of a posthumous project, most likely assisted by Tony Visconti or maybe Brian Eno, as they had been talking about doing the sequels to ''[[Music/{{Outside}} 1. Outside]]''. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.

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This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record new material and have it released under the guise of a posthumous project, most likely assisted by Tony Visconti or maybe Brian Eno, as they had been talking about doing the sequels to ''[[Music/{{Outside}} 1. Outside]]''.Outside]]'' and perhaps getting around to doing the long-lost sequels. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.
10th Feb '16 12:27:18 PM NemesisKane
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This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record new material and have it released under the guise of a posthumous project, most likely assisted by Tony Visconti or maybe Brian Eno, as they had been talking about doing the sequels to ''[[Music/Outside 1. Outside]]''. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.

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This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record new material and have it released under the guise of a posthumous project, most likely assisted by Tony Visconti or maybe Brian Eno, as they had been talking about doing the sequels to ''[[Music/Outside ''[[Music/{{Outside}} 1. Outside]]''. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.
10th Feb '16 12:26:27 PM NemesisKane
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[[WMG: He is not dead, but is still working on the follow-up to ''★ (Blackstar)'' and his last tour before he retires]]
This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record the follow-up to ''★'' and make it seem like a posthumous project. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.

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[[WMG: He is not dead, but is still working on the follow-up to ''★ (Blackstar)'' and his last tour before he retires]]
This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record new material and have it released under the follow-up to ''★'' and make it seem like guise of a posthumous project.project, most likely assisted by Tony Visconti or maybe Brian Eno, as they had been talking about doing the sequels to ''[[Music/Outside 1. Outside]]''. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.
If, however, he is creating the sequels to ''1. Outside'', the game plan changes slightly. The "posthumous" album will be ''2. Contamination'', and the fake death will somehow have factored into the writing and/or recording process. Once he resurfaces, he reveals that he has also already made ''3. Afrikaan'' and the sequel to ''★'', and that they are going to be released during and/or after his farewell tour.
Faking one's own death in such a manner might seem like a dick move, but Bowie is famous for DoingItForTheArt, so I can't help but think that he might have done it. After all, it feels better to think that this is the case, rather than him actually being dead.
10th Feb '16 12:14:57 PM NemesisKane
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[[WMG: The skeletal remains of the astronaut at the beginning of "Blackstar" are Major Tom]]

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[[WMG: The skeletal remains of the astronaut at the beginning of "Blackstar" are Major Tom]]Tom]]

[[WMG: He is not dead, but is still working on the follow-up to ''★ (Blackstar)'' and his last tour before he retires]]
This may be wishful thinking, but here goes: He only told a few people about his pian, which was to orchestrate his death, move operations, record the follow-up to ''★'' and make it seem like a posthumous project. Then, two days after the new album is released, he will suddenly appear in a video of some sort, and once people have gotten over the shock, he will announce that he orchestrated his death so that the world could get used to carrying on without him. He will also announce that he is going to make one last grand tour of the world before retiring from public life on a permanent basis.
21st Jan '16 7:25:54 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** Tragically not, as Bowie's longtime producer said he had ''one'' more album planned as a follow-up to ''Blackstar''.
12th Jan '16 2:34:30 PM gunarao
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** At the very least, it seems he knew ''Blackstar'' would definitely be his GrandFinale.



Messiahs aren't meant to live too long. Neither are martyrs. He rejects that possibility and dies at the end.

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Messiahs aren't meant to live too long. Neither are martyrs. He rejects that possibility and dies at the end.end.

[[WMG: The skeletal remains of the astronaut at the beginning of "Blackstar" are Major Tom]]
22nd Sep '15 9:17:45 AM malifee
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[[WMG: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust is just that]]
It's the story of his rise and fall told retrospectively. All right, that doesn't sound like much, but each song is a pivotal event in his life, in mostly linear time, with some flashbacks. "Five Years" is the end of the world, as described in that one interview with Hunter S. Thompson; the same broadcast as in "All the Young Dudes". "Soul Love" is a flashback to Ziggy's first love, while also setting the scene for a world ripping itself apart and Ziggy's character. "Moonage Daydream" is, of course, the call of the alien, and "Starman" is how the word is spread to the rest of the world—In the meantime, he's moved to the city and is now on the scene. "It Ain't Easy" is a cover, but it could be a flashback to Ziggy making the decision to leave his hometown (And the girl at the end of "Five Years" and (maybe) in "Soul Love" out of restlessness—the world is on its way out and he's trapped at home. "Lady Stardust" is a flash-forward, in that it's a spectator (possibly the narrator of "All the Young Dudes") looking back on Ziggy's first performance. "Star" is Ziggy making the decision to try and make it in the music business, reflecting on the failed attempts of his friends to try and save the world/leave their mark. "Hang Onto Yourself" is a performance by Ziggy once the band is together, while also hinting as his soon-to-come role as the Messiah/Alien. "Suffragette City" is his life as a rock n' roll star, while showing how he's drifting away from his old life and friends, and then "Rock N' Roll Suicide" is him, huddled with his friends at the end of the world thinking of a possible ending for him, one of three (Death by End of the World/Aliens, Death by Fans or Death by Suicide/Accident) possibilities. If that was the possibility, then it means that the world has lived, but that he dies bitter, alone and having lost the music—left behind by a world that no longer needs him.
Messiahs aren't meant to live too long. Neither are martyrs. He rejects that possibility and dies at the end.
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