David Bowie releases Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) is an album by David Bowie, released in September 1980 by RCA Records.

It was Bowie's final studio album for the label and his first following the so-called 'Berlin Trilogy' of Low, "Heroes" and Lodger (1977-1979). Though considered significant in artistic terms, the trilogy had proved less successful commercially. With Scary Monsters, however, Bowie achieved what biographer David Buckley called "the perfect balance" and the album peaked at no.1 in its second week of release.