I leaned back on my radio
Some cat was layin’ down
some rock ‘n’ roll ‘lotta soul, he said
Then the loud sound did seem to fade
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase
That weren’t no D.J.
that was hazy cosmic jive.
Ziggy the glam androgynous alien messiah fell to Earth, he changed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who transformed music forever. His impact still lingers after 42 years and will continue to do so as long as there is music. No less.
My favourite Bowie album is Hunky Dory, but Ziggy sure comes close.
Ziggy Stardust – Dunstable June 21, 1972: