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.
and don't forgret goldfish too JM.... Hitler is the latest 'must have' look.ReplyDelete
I see what you mean!ReplyDelete
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)...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Poor ol Blakey - must be kicking himself. He was the first Hitler lookalike surely?ReplyDelete
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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