Who or what was I?

Initially, woeful interviews and a bad video mix-up gave me my name.
Then, I was a terrible druggy sat with zits and known for my confusing mantras.
Following that, I hunted the kiwi erratically from one stop to the next.
After hitting bottom and contemplating my eulogy, I found my place as one in four in a device made by fifty.
I turned to a middle-class spiritual leader to complete my unusual recovery.
At the end, I looked towards tomorrow and people loved my finale when I made crabs talk weirdly.

In your answer, please give a clear explanation of each line.

  • $\begingroup$ bad video mix-up -> anagram of "bad video"? $\endgroup$
    – Element118
    Apr 15, 2016 at 13:48

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Answer is


Initially, woeful interviews =


bad video mixup

BAD VIDEO + WI = Anagram of David Bowie

terrible druggy sat + zits

Anagram of Ziggy Stardust

confusing mantras

anagram of Starman

Hunted the Kiwi erratically (thanks to ChrisCudmore)

anagram of thin white duke

one stop to the next

Station to Station

Hitting bottom

Not sure, but could be Low

contemplating my eulogy

Ashes to ashes (dust to dust)

one in four in a device made by fifty

Tin Machine - Tin is element # 50

middle-class spiritual leader (also thanks to ChrisCudmore)

The Buddha of Suburbia

At the end, I looked towards tomorrow

The Next Day, his penultimate album

people loved my finale when I made crabs talk weirdly

anagram of Blackstar, his last album

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    $\begingroup$ Hunted the Kiwi erratically -> Thin White Duke $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore yeah...thanks...there's lots of those in there...i'll keep editing as i find them $\endgroup$
    – Munir
    Apr 15, 2016 at 18:57
  • $\begingroup$ Nice job. I'd have never gotten it. $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ Middle class spiritual leader could be "The Buddha of Suburbia", a film soundtrack $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ I think the only unsolved clues left are "contemplating my eulogy" and "complete my unusual recovery" $\endgroup$
    – Munir
    Apr 15, 2016 at 19:48

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