16 May, 2010

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust_ (1972) (2009 SHM cd) (XLD-flac-cover)

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust_  (1972) (2009 SHM cd)
rock | 1cd | xldrip-flac-cue-log-cover | 330MB
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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. 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. Fleshing out the off-kilter metallic mix with fatter guitars, genuine pop songs, string sections, keyboards, and a cinematic flourish, Ziggy Stardust is a glitzy array of riffs, hooks, melodrama, and style and the logical culmination of glam. Mick Ronson plays with a maverick flair that invigorates rockers like "Suffragette City," "Moonage Daydream," and "Hang Onto Yourself," while "Lady Stardust," "Five Years," and "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" have a grand sense of staged drama previously unheard of in rock & roll. And that self-conscious sense of theater is part of the reason why Ziggy Stardust sounds so foreign. Bowie succeeds not in spite of his pretensions but because of them, and Ziggy Stardust — familiar in structure, but alien in performance — is the first time his vision and execution met in such a grand, sweeping fashion.

01 - Five Years
02 - Soul Love
03 - Moonage Daydream
04 - Starman
05 - It Ain't Easy
06 - Lady Stardust
07 - Star
08 - Hang on to Yourself
09 - Ziggy Stardust
10 - Suffragette City
11 - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide


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