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3 stars What in the world could David Bowie have done to compete with his previous Ziggy Stardust record? Talk about a hard act to follow! But Aladdin sane is a wonderful album in it's own right. My favorite tracks being Aladdin sane and Panic in Detroit. Bowies sideman Mike Garson is an avant garde pianist who, like Keith Tippett, paved the way for the odd and unusual atonal piano in progressive rock and roll. Sounds fantastic. Bowies band members were never given much attention but Mick Ronsons studio guitar work always sounded real good to me. Then I saw Bowie live once in the 70's and Mick did not sound so good. Maybe he was having a bad day. Woody Woodmansey was the drummers name in case you ever wondered.

Aladdin sane seems a hodgepodge of leftover tracks from the Ziggy stardust projects creative output. I used to enjoy this album much more than I do now and I guess I have to say that about all of David Bowies records. As I get older his works seem to become dated for some reason and this is sad because I once loved Bowies pre Young American works. He's about the only classic 70s era artist I've outgrown.

Still a great album and still worth a few stars. I wonder what the thin white duke is doing these days?

Valdez | 3/5 |


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