Monday, 4 April 2011

Germany calling


It appears that these days everything looks like Hitler: cats, houses, even babies. Remember when Bowie was caught on film at London's Victoria Station in '76 doing his now infamous Nazi salute? I suppose when you decamp to the Fatherland and record three back to back albums that are referred to as the Berlin trilogy, it must be tempting to try a sneaky Sieg Heil.

Then again, he did have previous.

6 comments:

  1. and don't forgret goldfish too JM.... Hitler is the latest 'must have' look.

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  2. It's a rum one, this, isn't it? I think so much time has now passed since WW2 that it finally feels 'safe' to make these sorts of everyday comparisons. Hitler reduced to a simple set of emblematic visuals: fringe, silly tache (genocidal megalomania just out of shot)...

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  3. I don't think that timing is the only factor in play; you've only got to think back to the weeks after 911 and remember all the Bin Laden gags going round. We live in a post modern, Frankie Boyle world (unfortunately), where everything and everybody (it seems) is fair game. And, as we all know, Chaplin beat everyone else to it anyway.

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  4. Poor ol Blakey - must be kicking himself. He was the first Hitler lookalike surely?

    Bowie's German version of 'Heroes' Helden is fairly well documented, but dig about and you'll find a Fench versh, and Space Oddity in Italian

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