"I know he turned 61 in May but, together with some of his dodgier opinions on society, Moz has this curiously bipolar relationship with memorialising the person he cited as a “one-man revolution” that I can only put down to advancing years and/or desperately trolling for a reaction.
Oh dear. The fact that Moz included that very line you quote proves the lyrics can be taken on many levels, including an oblique reference to fisting. One thing the lyricist was not was one-dimensional
PS, I should point out that there was a lot of speculation that the Maine Road pic was the one Bowie refused to give permission for Moz to use on the reissue of Playboys. That's not the case as it was a later picture,
Hello lovely forum readers,
I'm Steve, the author of the BowieStyle book. As an aside I was the person who unearthed the charming pic of Moz and Bowie at Maine Road 1990 (following a tip off from Linder Sterling as it happens.), which was used for the first time in BowieStyle.