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David Bowie: Boys Keep Swinging

Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1989

Six years since his last convincing album, and with the overblown Glass Spider tour still fresh in the memory, David Bowie has rapidly returned to basics. He's back with a raucous rock album and a blistering club band of modest ambition. But, quiet – a world exclusive "playback" is about to begin. There's an invited audience of one: Adrian Deevoy.

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