The Rise and fall off Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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    How important was this album in relations to the music scene and David career?
     
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    How important was this album in relations to the music scene and David career?
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    It was definitely instrumental in helping launch Glam Rock.
     
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    Marc Bolan & T. Rex launched glam rock for most intents and purposes.

    Ziggy... (and Aladdin Sane) made glam rock a household name and turned up the volume - with some high theatre mixed in.

    For the most part, I view the latter as essentially two sides of the same coin.

    The film is a wonderfully ragged rock n' roll stew....
     
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    it's a good thing we all know hair bands aren't glam rock...

    ...but that didn't make it any less of a fashion disaster.

    but ziggy, yeah, he did pretty well for himself

     
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    Agree with Matty on T. Rex being ahead of Ziggy. I will even throw Roxy Music out there. But Ziggy was the pinacle of the Glam Rock scene and took it to completely new heights. Some of the songs on this album are just pure genius, especially 5 Years, Moonage Daydream & Rock and Roll Suicide

    As to the different Bowie era's:

    Hunky Dory/Alladin Sane/Ziggy/Pin Ups
    Diamond Dogs/Young Americans/Station to Station
    Berlin Trilogy: Low/Heroes/Lodger
    Scary Monsters/Let's Dance/Tonight

    Which is your favorite?

     
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    Agree with Matty on T. Rex being ahead of Ziggy. I will even throw Roxy Music out there. But Ziggy was the pinacle of the Glam Rock scene and took it to completely new heights. Some of the songs on this album are just pure genius, especially 5 Years, Moonage Daydream & Rock and Roll Suicide As to the different Bowie era's: Hunky Dory/Alladin Sane/Ziggy/Pin Ups Diamond Dogs/Young Americans/Station to Station Berlin Trilogy: Low/Heroes/Lodger Scary Monsters/Let's Dance/Tonight Which is your favorite?
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    I like Let's Dance, but probably only because it features Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar.
     
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    I will always have major respect for Bowie. Paved way for groups like "the Cramps" who were amonst my faves for years.

    DB got a bit off later with his music but I feel he deserves his place in music history no doubt (could have done without Tin Machine though)

     
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    I'm a big fan of the Berlin-era Bowie...(which I arrived at backwards via Brian Eno's work with Talking Heads)...at times inscrutable but edgy, literate and never boring.

    But it's a tall order to beat the classic Bowie triad of Hunky Dory/Ziggy/Aladdin Sane (even though Hunky was pre-Zig...he still had Mr. Ronson.)
     
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    Absolutely a fabulous album. I would play it over and over and find myself calling a new track my favorite each time.

    But my favorite Bowie albums will always be 'The Man Who Sold The World' , 'David Live' and 'Diamond Dogs' with 'Station to Station' a close 4th.

    Bowie's science fiction slant on Rock music with songs like 'Space Oddity' ,'Five Years', 'Man Who Sold The World' and "Savior Machine" was very key to my being a big fan , as I was reading lots of Sci-Fi back then and always was a huge fan of Star Trek and other Sci Fi programs and movies. I think only Blue Oyster Cult (possiby Hawkwind also)is his superior at writing great sci-fi related rock music.
     
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    George Clinton & Co. (and Sun Ra) will always be the spaciest cadets on the block to me.  They even have their own mothership...!
     
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