The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (often shortened to Ziggy Stardust) is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie, which is loosely based on a story of a fictional rock star named Ziggy Stardust. It peaked at No. 5 in the United Kingdom and No. 75 in the United States on the Billboard Music Charts.
The album tells the story of Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust, a rock star who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings. Bowie created Ziggy Stardust while in New York Citypromoting Hunky Dory and performed as him on a tour of the United Kingdom, Japan and North America. The album, and the character of Ziggy Stardust, was known for its glam rock influences and themes of sexual exploration and social commentary. These factors, coupled with the ambiguity surrounding Bowie’s sexuality and fuelled by a ground-breaking performance of “Starman” on Top of the Pops, led to the album being met with controversy and since hailed as a seminal work.
The concept album is about a bisexual alien rock superstar, and includes use of a series of atonal and rhythmically irregular tape effects. The concept album sheds a light on the artificiality of rock in general, including issues of politics, drug use, and sexual orientation.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time, with Rolling Stone magazine ranking it the 35th greatest ever. It was ranked the 20th greatest album ever in a 1997 British survey, the 24th greatest of all time by Q magazine and one of the 100 greatest releases ever byTime magazine. A concert film of the same name, directed by D.A. Pennebaker, was released in 1973.
El ascenso y caída de Ziggy Stardust.
00:00 – Five Years
04:43 – Soul Love
08:17 – Moonage Daydream
12:54 – Starman
17:10 – It ain’t easy
20:10 – Lady Stardust
23:31 – Star
26:18 – Hang on to Yourself
28:57 – Ziggy Stardust
32:11 – Suffragette city
35:36 – Rock ‘n Roll Suicide
* David Bowie – Never let me down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQtZO…
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (film)
|Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars|
|Directed by||D.A. Pennebaker|
|Produced by||Tony Defries|
|Music by||David Bowie|
|Edited by||Lorry Whitehead|
Pennebaker Hegedus Films
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a 1973 documentary and concert movie by D.A. Pennebaker. It features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Marsperforming at the Hammersmith Odeon, 3 July 1973. The DVD release was later retitled Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture.
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars motion picture 1973