That's right. I've gone through the album in my head and the only ones that could in any way fit the suggested narrative are Andy Warhol (that's War-hol, War-hol), Song For Bob Dylan and Queen Bitch. So no I don't believe it can count as a concept album.
Interesting, Mr.Farmer had you heard it referred to as one for the reason you gave?
I'm a huge Bowie fan and absolutely love Hunky Dory, it's one of my top 10 albums. I get the impression Bowie fans are in short supply on this board.
That's my point . I haven't heard HD described as a concept album and I don't think the intention was there but it feels more of a concept to me than Sgt Pepper and Ziggy which are given that label. He wanted to write about himself and the times he was living in.(Clearly he had a clear idea of a concept with ZS as he wanted to write about someone he made up) . There's no narrative but a strong theme. 60s/70s culture and his place and his thoughts in it. Changes - his "journey" ( sorry hate that phrase) so far. OYPT - The hippies are going take over the world, ELP - filler, LOM - such a lot has been said about this ,I still wonder at it but it's a comment on life / society and a hippy answer to My Way by all accounts. Kooks -life as hippy parents. Quicksand - philosophical thoughts. FYH - peace and love and you'll be free, three songs about , current icons, and Bewlsy Brothers - looking back at his life with half brother. So everything fits together. A jaunty opening looking at life , each track feels in the right place and a grand ending. It's a tremendous album almost but quite his best, and yes I am a massive Bowie fan.