Borrowing heavily from Marc Bolan's glam rock and the future shock of A Clockwork Orange, David Bowie reached back to the heavy rock of The Man Who Sold the World for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Constructed as a loose concept album about an androgynous alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust, the story falls apart quickly, yet Bowie's fractured, paranoid lyrics are evocative of a decadent, decaying future, and the music echoes an apocalyptic, nuclear dread.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is arguably the most important album in the mind-blowing career of David Bowie.
This is the second album of the British psychedelic folk band Bread Love and Dreams. It's full of really nice melodic progressive folk songs with beautiful acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums and some piano, organ, moothie, flute, African and other percussion and gorgeous female and male vocal and vocal harmonies. Released on Decca (SKL5048) in 1970.
Blackbeard terrorized ships along the Atlantic Coast of North America and the Caribbean from 1716 to 1718. He raped, pillaged and plundered. He was as savage with his crew as he was with his prisoners. One crew member once said, "If he did not now and then kill one of us, we would forget who he was. SEA TALES: BLACKBEARD'S REIGN OF TERROR tells how the barbaric pirate piled his murderous trade until a substantial price was put on his head. A British Naval force led by Lt. Robert Maynard went after him. Maynard and Blackbeard engaged in a hand-to-hand fight on the deck of the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's ship. The bloody outcome remains one of the most legendary sea battles ever recounted.
40th Anniversary Heavyweight Vinyl & Hi Res Audio Edition. Here's the edition of Ziggy Stardust everyone has been waiting for since David Bowie executed the character onstage nearly 40 years ago. Originally released through RCA Victor on June 6, 1972, Ziggy Stardust was Bowie’s fifth album, co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott. The album eventually peaked at #5 on the UK Album Chart. Its influence is immeasurable, as it converted legions of fans, becoming the zeitgeist and a major influence on the next generation, particularly to those involved in the punk movement. Famously, Bowie killed Ziggy at his peak at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, on July 3rd, 1973. Pop music was never the same again.
Borrowing heavily from Marc Bolan's glam rock and the future shock of A Clockwork Orange, David Bowie reached back to the heavy rock of The Man Who Sold the World for The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Ziggy Stardust is a glitzy array of riffs, hooks, melodrama, and style and the logical culmination of glam.–Allmusic.