I was a David Bowie fan when I first heard "Panic In Detroit" from "Aladdin Sane." "Diamond Dogs" came out right after that and I loved it. I went backwards in his discography from there. It was obvious to me by "Station To Station" that being a chameleon was Bowie's M.O. I just accepted each change and enjoyed the music that went with it. I really think that this formula is almost necessary (except for maybe the Rolling Stones...) for long term success in popular music. I have seen Bowie live in concert maybe seven times. "Let's Dance" is one of my favorite songs of all time. Bowie has always made each new persona worth paying attention to...
On DVD I bought the British film "Absolute Beginners" to watch Sade Adu's performance and was pleasantly surprised by David's performance... brilliant!