"Some of them I think were sketchy ideas that I didn't work on hard enough. That didn't quiet cut it. It's like painting really, I mean, not every painting that you do is gonna be good but you've done them and there you are. I tend to look at albums rather like that. I admit some of the ideas didn't come off, but there's some good work in there somewhere, though. There's a logical sequence… I can just about see the year that I wrote that album, or I can say "Yes, that describes that environment and that year very well", I think. Which is very good, soft of what I set out to do", David Bowie sums up what many artists goes through in 1978.
"Bowie's stature rested on his enormous talent as a songwriter, his artistic courage, his drive to experiment, his mission to expand rock's boundaries to encompass theatre and literature. His multimedia and multi-genre career had seen him embraced by fans from widely different backgrounds, Bowie's appeal had started on the council estates and stretched right through to academics", Paolo sums David Bowie perfectly.