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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Updates (January 2000)

I downloaded Bowie's MP3-ed 'Earthling' album from the net. I can't remember the exact address but I found it while searching for the songs 'Little Wonder'.
I must admit that I haven't listen to the album yet, but some of the song names seem a bit peculiar...
I'm Afraid of Americans for example. I'd expect this songs to be written by a French singer...
Just kidding...

I used to love this album when I was 18. A friend of mine taped it for me and I simply fell in love. The songs were beautiful and the performance unique. Since I didn't own an original copy, I didn't have the cover with the lyrics. I thought of if as a conceptual album. I imagined that this is the story of a strange alien that landed on earth, slowly became a mega-rock star and then fell into the inevitable spiral of suicide.
My English wasn't as good then, so I gave the lyrics (or whatever I understood of them) my own interpretation. "Five Years" is the opening. Ziggy crashes into Planet Earth and begins his journey. I imagined him "pushing through the marketplace," describing the sad reality he encounters. The beautiful "Soul Love" marks the beginning of Ziggy's career. First attempt. Minor and melodic. Shifting gears at "Day Dream Moonage" through "Rock n' Roll Star." At this point Ziggy is a huge star. The song "Ziggy Stardust" gives a short summary of the album, another impressive attempt on "Suffragette City" and then... - the inevitable happens - a "Rock n' Roll Suicide."
More than ten years have gone by and I still enjoy this album. Now I have the CD with the cover and the lyrics and I understand that my interpretation of the theme was a bit far fetched... but every now and then I can't help feeling that maybe it would have been better had I never understood the lyrics...

Updates (May 1999)

This page is getting more and more hits since I added it to the David Bowie Web ring.
I found a great Ziggy site. I asked the Webmaster to add a link to this page, but so far I haven’t heard from them yet. I hope they’ll reciprocate soon.
For more fascinating short stories check out my home page.

Updates (September 1999)

Get some P... now

One of the nice things about the songs in David Bowie's incredible album 'Ziggy Stardust' is the unclear words he murmurs, usually towards end of the song. For example - the 'wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am' in 'Suffragette City' , the 'Just watch me now' in 'Star'. And there was this quite whisper at the end of 'Lady Stardust' (one of the best songs in the album) that I never understood what it meant. Well now I do… "Get some pussy now...". I read it in the beautiful site. Definitely worth a visit.

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