Re: Is Bowie defying expectations with A Reality Tour?
I can't say that I'd really know what Iggy has been up to of the late, but that is an odd comment for Bowie to say. He has just delivered two of his most 'retro' albums during the last few years. Let's face it, Heathen and Reality are the kinds of albums people would expect Bowie to make if isn't ch-ch-ch-ch-changing. They aren't bad albums (well, Heathen isn't ), but they aren't challenging. In the past (I presume, I only got into Bowie in summer 2000) each new Bowie albums was a challenge, it was different. Now, he's just doing what everyone expects him to do. This goes to both the albums as well as the Reality tour. Apart from the few 'challenge' songs the setlist was pretty mainstream, what the average music fans wanted.
The only way Bowie is defying expectations right now is by not changing.