Psychedelic Lunch

Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!

David Bowie, ‘Blackstar’

Bowie’s forward-thinking final album, released very shortly before his death, uses fragmented stars to spell out his name at the bottom. Even more impressively, the star glows blue when you hold it under ultraviolet light and the inner gatefold sleeve shows up stars when you expose it to sunlight. But what does it all mean? That’s up to you, the album artwork designer Jonathan Barnbrook told us: “I think the creative process of putting those elements together and coming up with a reason what the secret message is, actually is something that [Bowie] absolutely would have approved of.”

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