Soul Love. Soul Love (live, 1973). Soul Love (live, 1978). Soul Love (rehearsal, 1983). I was in love once, maybe, and it was an awful experience. It rotted me, drained me, and it was a disease. Hateful thing, it was. David Bowie, interviewed by Cameron Crowe in Playboy, September 1976. “Soul Love,” so sweet on its surface, so often interpreted as a picture of “youthful romance” (as per 1001 Greatest Albums) or as a message of universal peace and brotherhood, is rather clinical at heart. Read more on Last.fm.