The Side Effects of the Cocaine: a selected bibliography


Here are some of the books I used for research for the David Bowie bio-comic I did with Isaac Moylan. It’ll be on sale tomorrow at MoCCA at the Partyka table–cheap!

Blake, Mark et al, eds. Mojo: David Bowie Special Edition. London: EMAP, 2003.

Bowie, David. Station to Station. EMI, 1976, remastered 1999. Compact disc.

____________. Young Americans. EMI, 1975, remastered 1999. Compact disc.

Buckley, David. Strange Fascination: David Bowie: The Definitive Story. London: Virgin, 1999.

Crowe, Cameron. “Bowie to Tour: ‘No Gimmickry.'” In Rolling Stone, January 15th, 1976. Retrieved from

______________. “David Bowie: A candid conversation with the actor, rock singer and sexual switch-hitter.” In Playboy, September 1976. Retrieved from

______________. “David Bowie: Ground Control to Davy Jones.” In Rolling Stone, February 12th, 1976. Retrieved from

Hoskyns, Barney. Glam!: Bowie, Bolan and the Glitter Rock Revolution. New York: Pocket, 1998.

Paytress, Mark and Steve Pafford. Bowiestyle. London: Ominubs, 2000.

Pegg, Nicholas. The Complete David Bowie. London: Reynolds & Hearn, 2000.

Rock, Mick. Blood and Glitter. London: Vision On, 2001.

Sandford, Christopher. Bowie: Loving the Alien. London: Little Brown, 1996.

Welch, Chris. We Could Be Heroes: The Stories Behind Every David Bowie Song 1970-1980. New York: Thunder’s Mouth, 1999.

2 Responses to The Side Effects of the Cocaine: a selected bibliography

  1. blair says:

    i would love to read up on bowie and was curious, is there one particular bowie book you would recommend above the others?

  2. Aw jeez, it’s been a while since I read these, but I remember thinking the Sandford was a fine, relatively concise biography. If you can snag a copy of Bowiestyle, which is mostly a photo book but has tons of entertainingly written biographical and background material, by all means grab it.

    There may be more recent releases than these, so keep your eyes peeled.

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