Ziggy Stardust (track) by David Bowie
From the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (track #9)
Ziggy Stardust appears on the following album(s) by David Bowie:
- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (track #9) (this album) (1972)
- Best Of Bowie (track #7) (compilation) (2002)
- Changesbowie (track #4) (compilation) (1990)
- The Singles Collection (track #4) (compilation) (1993)
- Bowie At The Beeb (track #22) (2000)
- Bowie At The Beeb (track #30) (2000)
- Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture (track #2) (1983)
- The Best Of David Bowie 1969/1974 (track #4) (compilation) (1997)
- A Reality Tour (track #30) (2010)
- Stage (track #2) (1978)
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This one actually kind of had to grow on me, believe it or not. Hearing it outside the context of the album on the radio for years didn’t always do much for me. Luckily though, I turned the corner on that many moons ago.
Ziggy Stardust is pretty much a song like no other. That has a whole lot to do with the lyrical content being centered around the androgynous alien title figure, allowing for some truly strange but absolutely worthy wordsmithing. It’s also incredibly memorable musically.
I love this track too!.
The riff and rhymic and tonal changes make this song special.
It is sheavy and gentle
Another huge track.
I love this track - what an inspired little guitar riff.
"When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band" - which is what he did the following year. If he thought playing Ziggy might kill him, the Thin White Duke was gonna try harder
The best song on the greatest album ever recorded
Definitive 70's riff driven rock 'n' roll
My favorite on the album
Perfect track in every way! Just a brilliant, awesome piece of music :)
David Bowie is perhaps the most complex, creative and all time greatest artist ever. Which means that trying to decide on a best song should be a nigh-on impossible task.
But I think I might have just found it with 'Ziggy Stardust'. It's unashamedly glam-rock, with gorgeous bright guitars that still sound glorious, a wonderful little story carefully placed into the track that could truly be applied to just about anyone famous, and at its shining core, Bowie's marvelous, delectable voice, that is at one of its strongest points right here. What a song.
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