he himself referred to the sound ironically as "plastic soul."
first number one hit "Fame"
Despite Bowie's unashamed recognition of the shallowness of his "plastic soul," he did earn the bona fide distinction of being one of the few white artists to be invited to appear on the popular "Soul Train."
The brittle sound of Station to Station proved a precursor to Low, the first of three albums that became known as the "Berlin Trilogy.
similar in sound to Low
The mood of these records fitted the Cold War, symbolized by the divided city that provided its inspiration.
The title track, a story of two lovers who met at the Berlin Wall, is one of Bowie's most-covered songs
Album cover – Inspired by German expressionist – Egon Schiele
Iggy Pop’s album
In 1978 Bowie embarked on a world tour, playing in Australia and New Zealand for the first time, and then in 1979 produced the final album of the "Berlin Trilogy", or "triptych" as Bowie calls it.
"Boys Keep Swinging", "DJ" and "Look Back in Anger"
instrumentals style was a mix of New Wave and world music
A number of tracks were composed using the non-traditional Bowie/Eno composition techniques
"Boys Keep Swinging" was developed with the band members swapping their instruments while "Move On" contains the chords for an early Bowie composition, "All The Young Dudes", played backwards; the song "Red Money" took backing tracks from the Iggy Pop/David Bowie composition "Sister Midnight" from Pop's album The Idiot.