July 5, 2012

July 5th : Cause & Effect : The 40th Anniversary of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

It is nice to be reminded that while it takes a naturally gifted artist to earn a position of mega fame (Bowie pun intended) and worship, it typically takes that star a few false starts, comical mistakes, and a lot of practice to make it from nobody to superstar. David Bowie is the perfect example of artistic trial and error  until he gave birth to the now infamous character of Ziggy Stardust, just one of his many varying captivating personas we have grow to love over the past nearly 50 years. 

In celebration of the 40 anniversary of the release of the now classic Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, I will be telling the tale of how Bowie arrived at the making of this record. This includes the creative stepping stones (and one Rolling Stone) he took to reach the iconic Ziggy figure while highlighting a genre of music and fashion he helped to spawn (glam), the songs that compose this record, the other artists who released albums in 1972, and a handful of more recent artists Bowie has worked with as a producer, songwriter, or collaborated with. Phew!

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3 comments:

  1. The final playlist :
    A Clockwork Orange - Intro
    Amsterdam - Jacques Brel
    What Kind of Fool Am I - Anthony Newley
    Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
    I'm Ready (2002 Digital Remaster) - Fats Domino
    Long Tall Sally - Vince Taylor
    Liza Jane - Davie Jones With The King Bees
    Around And Around - Chuck Berry
    That's All Right - Elvis Presley
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra (From The Movie "2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick)
    Baby Loves That Way - Davy Jones And The Lower Third
    I Pity The Fool - The Manish Boys
    The Laughing Gnome - David Bowie
    Ching-A-Ling - Feathers
    Five Years - Bowie, David the Rise and Fall of Ziggy
    Stone Love (Soul Love) - Mick Ronson
    Moonage Daydream - Arnold Corns
    Starman- Seu Jorge The Life Aquatic Soundtrack
    It Ain't Easy - Ron Davies
    Star - David Bowie -
    Ziggy Stardust- Bauhaus
    Suffragette City - Place to Bury Strangers
    Musume Dojoji - Various Artists / Explorer Series Kabuki & Other Traditional Music Oh You Pretty Thing - Au Revoir Simone
    I'm Waiting For The Man - The Velvet Underground
    Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
    All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
    Shake Appeal - Iggy And The Stooges
    Time Table - Genesis Foxtrot
    Jack the Ripper- Screaming Lord Sutch
    Happy - The Rolling Stones
    Candidate - Slade
    Rock On- T. Rex
    I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) - Gary Glitter
    Hang On To Yourself - David Bowie
    Teenage Rampage - Sweet
    Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus - Be Bop Deluxe
    September Gurls - Big Star
    The Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
    Which Will -Nick Drake
    I'm Afraid of Americans - David Bowie & Trent Reznor
    In Every Dream Home A Heartache - Roxy Music
    Province - TV On The Radio

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  2. And the playlist recreated on Spotify with just a few songs missing. https://open.spotify.com/user/wrircauseandeffect/playlist/6GYhyim8UQLnC2ICPuTyVt

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  3. And the playlist recreated on Spotify with just a few songs missing. https://open.spotify.com/user/wrircauseandeffect/playlist/6GYhyim8UQLnC2ICPuTyVt

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