David Bowie, “The Voyeur of Utter Destruction”, 1.Outside
Live 9th of January 1997 at the Madison Square Garden in New York
Oh, I’ve got the fondest hopes for the fin de siecle. I see it as a symbolic sacrificial rite. I see it as a deviance, a pagan wish to appease gods, so we can move on. There’s a real spiritual starvation out there being filled by these mutations of what are barely remembered rites and rituals. To take the place of the void left by a non-authoritative church. We have this panic button telling us it’s gonna be a colossal madness at the end of this century.
David Bowie, Interview with Chris Roberts, Ikon magazine 1995