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Marrick's Music Review: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

By Marrick Thurman

David Bowie’s fifth studio album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust is by far the late musician’s most famous album if not only for his character, Ziggy Stardust, an extraterrestrial being who comes to Earth and creates a band before an apocalypse. 531 more words


Was The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars a postmodern album?

In this essay I will discuss, how The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars  (1973) displays a postmodern aesthetic. When discussing the album… 1,440 more words

The Man Who Fell to Earth

On February 10th, 1972, David Bowie made his first appearance as Ziggy Stardust, a title and persona which would lead him to enormous stardom.

Rock and roll could not help but take notice of  this peculiar, other wordly being as he graced the stage of the Toby Jug Pub in London. 122 more words

Daily Prompt

Timely revue pays homage to groundbreaking artists

By Richard Ades

Shadowbox Live has created a new art form of sorts with its musical tribute shows. Past efforts and the musicians they celebrated include… 549 more words


Classic Rock Almanac February 10, 2017


Today’s Question:

45 years ago today, the late David Bowie played his first show using his “Ziggy Stardust” alter ego at a pub in suburban London. 369 more words


Velvet Goldmine

Conspicuous by his absence from the soundtrack, Bowie as beautiful, androgynous space freak is all over Velvet Goldmine. Quite a few people, Bowie included, cattily dismissed the movie as a gay glam fan’s total wish fulfillment fantasy, essentially saying it was just an extended music video that took glam rock as no more or less than a gateway to gay liberation, to buggering who you want to bugger (or have bugger you). 214 more words


Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?

2016 saw many celebrity deaths. With each obit, we flashed back. To Ziggy Stardust, Growing Pains, Star Wars and others.

It’s easy to languish in memories, good and bad, of days gone by. 261 more words