Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The 100 Greatest Bands of all time - #78 Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars

Drummer Mick Woodmansey, bassist Trevor Bolder, and guitarist Mick Ronson played with David Bowie from 1971 to 1973 on three classic albums; Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Aladdin Sane. For those three albums, they were Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars. Woodmansey & Ronson also played on 1970’s The Man Who Sold the World and Ronson & Bolder played on 1973’s Pin Ups. Along with Marc Bolan’s T. Rex, David Bowie as Ziggy set the standard for the glam rock genre of the 70s. For me, this was the greatest period of Bowie’s legendary career. The songs were fantastic, Mick Ronson played fabulous guitar, and everything fell into place perfectly.


Gotta make way for the homo superior.

My favorite track from the Hunky Dory album. Is there Life on Mars?

Andy Warhol looks a scream.

Queen Bitch. Great guitar on this track. Mick Ronson was so incredible.

She's so swishy in her satin and tat
In her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
Oh God, I could do better than that!

and now we get to the Ziggy album. One of the best ever.

Freak out in a Moonage Daydream, oh yeah!

Let all the children boogie.

Classic song.

Ziggy played guitar!

Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!

and we conclude our look at Ziggy and the Spiders with Jean Genie from the Aladdin Sane album.

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