The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , known as Ziggy Stardust , is the fifth studio album by the British pop star David Bowie , from 1972 .By the magazine Melody Maker , it was hailed as the definitive album of 1972. The album was fifth in the album charts in the UK and 75 in the Billboard Music Charts in theUnited States .
The album is known as one of the best works of David Bowie . The most famous song is Ziggy Stardust . Other well-known songs include Moonage Daydream , Hang on to yourself , Rock 'n' Roll Suicide and Suffragette City . Bowie also scored a big hit with Starman .
Ziggy Stardust is also the name of the alter ego that Bowie was pinned at the beginning of the seventies. Bowie later said in an interview with Sonja Barend that British rocker Vince Taylor model for Ziggy, but there are also hints towards Jimi Hendrix ("played it left hand jiving us ... That we were voodoo").
- "Five Years" - 4:43
- "Soul Love" - 3:33
- "Moonage Daydream" - 4:35
- "Starman" - 4:15
- "It Is not Easy" - 2:56
- "Lady Stardust" - 3:20
- "Star" - 2:47
- "Hang on to Yourself" - 2:37
- "Ziggy Stardust" - 3:13
- "Suffragette City" - 3:25
- "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" - 2:57
In 2002 there was a CD / DVD released by the last concert of the tour that followed the album. The CD / DVD called The Motion Picture . During this concert, Bowie announced that he, probably because of drug problems, would stop making music. Bowie lived at that time only about milk and heroin . He's only been out in the early eighties of his drug problem.
In The Motion Picture Bowie gives a speech which has been told that he himself did not like it. He announced at the end that he would stop for good with. This has not happened, even though this was the final stop of his alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Bowie had again soon successful albums such as Aladdin Sane ( 1973 ). "The Motion Picture" was first released on a double vinyl LP in 1983 by RCA Records (live recording by David Bowie and Mike Moran and remixed by David Bowie & Tony Visconti, Bruce Tergeson - A limited edition vinyl of this double CD set was released in the U.S. in October 1983).