Jonathan: Like so many others across the world, right now, I’m revisiting Bowie’s music. The first album of his I bought (as opposed to listened to or borrowed) was Pinups. Now I’m going to risk the indignation of Bowie fans worldwide by stating that in my honest and humble opinion, this is his most ‘accessible’ album. If that praise seems uncharitably faint, then let me say that it is also one his very best, and it is one of the best rock’n’roll albums of all time. Okay it’s an album of covers, but his interpretations are original, and as irresistable as his own compositions. This album is the authoratative assertion that a cover can be better than the original. My own favourite is Sorrow, though the others are all a close joint second! Bowie himself said that this album was one of his favourites. By the way, the female on the cover is Twiggy: I’ve only just now twigged (sorry!) that her androgenous appearance was the counterpart of Bowie’s own ambiguousness.