David Bowie Continues a Long-Held Obsession With Berlin

Everyone and their mother got a bit excited yesterday when David Bowie released new material for the first time in 10 years, to coincide with his 66th birthday. Not only is “Where Are We Now?” very good indeed, but it's also accompanied by a freaky video, which reassures us that the old Bowie magic is still very much alive and well. A lot of critics spent yesterday talking about the somewhat sad, reflexive tone of the new song, but the thing that struck us first and foremost was the lyrical setting — the streets of Berlin. It's not the first time Bowie has demonstrated a love of, and fascination with, Germany. Here are some other notable examples.

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