Farewell to The Goblin King

This was my David Bowie.

Who was yours?

18 thoughts on “Farewell to The Goblin King

  1. Holly

    Everybody else has been quoting songs from albums but I have been singing this one to myself all morning. Thank you for this 🙂


  2. Christopher

    I kinda liked Bowie before this–loved “Space Oddity” and enjoyed “Let’s Dance” and some of his other songs but holy mackerel “Labyrinth” just took it to a whole new level. The only way I could have enjoyed it more is if it had been ninety minutes of just him as The Goblin King.
    Although a special mention should be made of Seu Jorge’s covers of Bowie’s songs in “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou”.
    Seu Jorge singing “Life On Mars” was the first song I bought on iTunes.

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  3. Jay Post author

    I was too young to even know Labyrinth when it first came out, but discovered it eventually, as we all must, and so I knew him as the Goblin King before I knew him as Ziggy or any other incarnation.


  4. That Other Critic

    God, is Labyrinth good. Not only was Bowie a beautiful vocalist, but he had such a screen presence…too bad he only showed it a few times, most notably this and The Prestige.
    Then again, he had that cameo in Zoolander…
    I was so sad when I heard of his passing. I’ll always love Under Pressure, simply because it brought together two of my favorite vocalists, Bowie and Freddie Mercury.

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  5. ninvoid99

    There’s too many to figure out. I love them all. Probably Ziggy. An alien rock star.

    @Birgit-What’s your fucking problem with Keith Richards? At least he’s fucking Justin Bieber or any of that bullshit?


    1. J.

      Phillip Jeffries. That’s my lasting image of Bowie, I think. Although aware of him and his many guises, before I explored his music he was Phillip Jeffries.



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