10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The second installment of Bowie's legendary Berlin trilogy, Heroes is thrillingly iconoclastic even by the singer's own standards. Stormy guitar riffs border on chaos, offset by sleek, angular futurism. Bowie's emotion-wracked vocal and Robert Fripp's soaring guitar make the galvanizing crunch of the title track a transcendent experience, while the second half is dominated by impressionistic, ambient instrumentals with sci-fi synthesizer contributions from Brian Eno. Throughout, Bowie sounds like he's inventing his own musical language note by note, and it's fascinating to hear it unfold.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The second installment of Bowie's legendary Berlin trilogy, Heroes is thrillingly iconoclastic even by the singer's own standards. Stormy guitar riffs border on chaos, offset by sleek, angular futurism. Bowie's emotion-wracked vocal and Robert Fripp's soaring guitar make the galvanizing crunch of the title track a transcendent experience, while the second half is dominated by impressionistic, ambient instrumentals with sci-fi synthesizer contributions from Brian Eno. Throughout, Bowie sounds like he's inventing his own musical language note by note, and it's fascinating to hear it unfold.

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3:57
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About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    January 8, 1947

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