I really don't like or get "Fashion." It's bothered me since I first heard it in 1979.
Now, the title of this post is "Real Bowie Fans Preferred" because, I am sure I am not the only one who doesn't like "Fashion." But I am not looking for the casual Bowie fan who is ready to proclaim his distaste for everything since "Ziggy Stardust," or the obligatory cheap shot from a Bowie hater. I am looking for the Bowie fan who has stuck around through "Never Let Me Down" and "Dancing In The Streets" and who, like me, can find the good in Tin Machine. If you are that person, tell me what you think of "Fashion?"
I don't like the production, or the lyrics---it lost me on the very first line, "there's a brand new dance." Even Bowie's phrasing is odder than usual--"Shouting on the-UH UH dance floor." Then, the clincher is that awful chant at the end-- "Ooh ah, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do, fa-fa-fa-fa-Fashion, la-la-la-la-ooh."
How the hell was this a hit and fan favorite? I find it all so cringe-making.