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.
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music
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Deeply inspired by the rise and fall of Vince Taylor (whom Bowie incidentally met in 1971). David/Ziggy will mix this story with science-fiction themes, the atmosphere of the star rock system mixing the whole stuff with his androgynous look. Ziggy will appear as such on stage. Intelligent glam rock? Probably.