Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol – The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory: By Ken Sharp

DavidBowie_HunkyDory_SharpKooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory
By Ken Sharp
(Jetfighter)

I’ve been a fan of Author Ken Sharp’s for years. The first book of his I ever read was a biography on Cheap Trick. More recently, Ken penned a wonderful book on the making of John Lennon’s/Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ and the definitive account of KISS’ early years.

Ken has a knack for getting to the meat of the matter by having the people that were involved in a certain project tell its story. It’s a great approach and very entertaining and informative, especially when the stories from bandmates or those closely linked to the project conflict.

“Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol” is another great feather in Ken’s hat. This pocket book, only 108 pages long, delves deep into not only the making of one of David Bowie’s most treasured albums, but also the trajectory of his career that brought him to the point that resulted in “Hunky Dory”. In true Ken Sharp fashion, he pulls from the people that were most involved in the album, including repurposed public interviews with Bowie himself, to tell the album’s story.

This is a fun read, a fast read, and you’ll come away with a new appreciation that will make you love the album all that much more.

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