David Bowie's '80s Depression

Tags: David Bowie

0
0
Subscribe to David Bowie alerts

Rock legend David Bowie was so plagued by his "hereditary" depression during the Eighties he nearly packed in music for good.

The veteran LIFE ON MARS hero spent much of the decade recovering from his years of alcohol and narcotic abuse and found it difficult to maintain any enthusiasm for his business with a clear head.

David explains, "The '80s were very strange for me. I lost all interest in what I was doing. I was doing exceptionally well commercially but I didn't understand why I was enjoying none of it.

"I hated every minute of it and I lost every ounce of energy and enthusiasm for the deal. There were several times when I was really going to throw in the towel and give it up."

The DIAMOND DOGS star continues, "Maybe I was in recovery from all the drugs and booze that I had done. I was in a very bad psychological state and as near to defeat as at any time in my life - and there I was, having really big albums and tours.

"I felt all so empty and none of it meant anything to me. It was depression, it is not unknown to my family."

26/10/2003 11:04

Contactmusic
0
0
Subscribe to David Bowie alerts
Advertisement

David Bowie - New Killer Star Video

David Bowie re-releases 'New Killer Star' for his recently released compilation album 'Nothing Has Changed'. The track was originally released as the first single from...

David Bowie - The Heart's Filthy Lesson Video

'The Heart's Filthy Lesson' was a single from David Bowie's 1995 album 'Outside' which appeared in the closing credits of David Fincher horror 'Se7en'. The...

David Bowie - Hallo Spaceboy Video

Watch the video for David Bowie's 1996 single 'Hallo Spaceboy', co-written by Brian Eno, which originally appeared on 1995 album 'Outside' but was included in...

David Bowie - Little Wonder Video

On 27th January 1997, David Bowie released the single 'Little Wonder', appearing ahead of the released of his 20th Studio Album, 'Earthling', released on 3rd...

Advertisement

David Bowie - Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) Video

David Bowie has released his new compilation album 'Nothing Has Changed' featuring some brand new tracks, including 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'. The...

Advertisement

Comments