the first time i heard bowie it was starman on the radio
instantly sucked in
i was down the record shop and soon had ziggy stardust lp
at first i wanted to resist bowie because i felt he might unseat bolan
of course he did that and much more
that ziggy record to me was irresistible
its been spoken of much by everyone
you dont need my 10 cents worth
except to say it floored me and blew my tiny little mind, ok…?
from then on in i was there at the record shop when the latest bowie arrived
well i loved this one too
it was like a more sophisticated ziggy but without any theme
and it had mike garsons tantalising baroque piano all over it
somehow tho it wasnt as satisfying as ziggy
tho still a very very top notch record
i also acquired some old bowie records that had been rereleased
this had some great stuff like wild eyed boy from free cloud
and letter to hermione
man who sold the world
strangely enough this was my least favourite
tho of course i still adored it
width of a circle was kinda tedious
but i loved supermen and after all
his impression of bolan on black country rock is a must-hear
wow i hadnt been expecting that…
what a lovely record
a true songwriters record
life on mars is a huge song
he outdoes rodgers and hammerstein at their own game
bowie has learnt to do whatever he wants to here
in a way ziggy would be a slight devolvement ….
yeah i liked the yardbird number and the who songs
i mean it was bowie record
we all loved it….
i guess that was the end of the spiders….
this got some bad reviews at the time
but sweet thing/candidate remains a fave of mine
bowie playing everything but drums and bass
garson still on piano tho
weird showbiz brilliant piano totally unique
bowie on guitar and keyboards is a revelation
why he ever needed some of the rotten guitarists hes had….
its beyond me…..
ive got the flu again and cant write
will post more on this when able