12
$\begingroup$

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.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ bad video mix-up -> anagram of "bad video"? $\endgroup$ – Element118 Apr 15 '16 at 13:48
11
$\begingroup$

Answer is

DAVID BOWIE

Initially, woeful interviews =

WI

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

$\endgroup$
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Hunted the Kiwi erratically -> Thin White Duke $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Apr 15 '16 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 '16 at 18:57
  • $\begingroup$ Nice job. I'd have never gotten it. $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Apr 15 '16 at 19:02
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Middle class spiritual leader could be "The Buddha of Suburbia", a film soundtrack $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Apr 15 '16 at 19:32
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I think the only unsolved clues left are "contemplating my eulogy" and "complete my unusual recovery" $\endgroup$ – Munir Apr 15 '16 at 19:48

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.