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David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars CD (album) cover


David Bowie


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5 stars

''Five Years'' talks of how we have five years left to live.The drum beat by Mick Woodmansey is very great at opening the song.David Bowie's writing is innovative.Its abit of an anthem in its own right.

''Soul Love'' has an great drum opening.But to me what really stands out on this track would be Bowie's powerful voice.I really enjoy listening to ''Soul Love'' despite its poppiness. Like his contemporary Peter Gabriel,Bowie can also seduce you with his voice.''Soul Love'' is an example of that.

''Moonage Daydream'' is a straight forward rock'n'roll track.The highlight of this song Mick Ronson's guitar work.Its a rock classic.This is the heaviest song on the entire album.

''It Ain't Easy'' is a folkish rock track.It does show the band at a high.

''Lady Stardust'' is an amazing track.He really delivers with this song.Rumour has it its dedicated to Marc Bolan.Anyways,its a moving song.I just admire this song.

''Star'' opens with a piano riff.The harmonizing of it and the guitar is great.And the part where Bowie is like''Get it on'' just makes me want to jump on a stage and rock out.This is the perfect rock song.It begins Ziggy Stardust's journey as a rock and roll star.

''Ziggy Stardust'' is probably Bowie's most well known track.Bowie's vocals seduce you once again. Mick Ronson pounds the guitar like its the last time he'll ever play.''But boy could he play guitar''really sums up Mr.Ronson.

''Suffragette City'' is a very good song with hard tinge like ''Moonage Daydream''.I actually dance when I hear this song.In the words of David Bowie ''Its outta sight''.

''Rock and Roll Suicide'' is the ending of this album.And with this song the album goes out with a bang. The best ending ever to an album,IMO.This song is wonderful.Its mesmerorizing and very memorable.

No,I know what you're saying hey this isn't prog.Actually this is a very progressive album.And many prog bands later would follow a formula similar to this album.

Its no shocker what I'm going to give this album.

ziggystardust360 | 5/5 |


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