Classic Album Sundays Boston are getting onto the Bowie action this month! Often hailed as one of the albums that signaled the official end of the 60’s (along with Roxy Music’s eponymous debut), “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” is where rock/pop meets the theater and is widely considered to be Bowie’s finest masterpiece. Although it wasn’t written as a concept album, “The Rise and Fall…” introduces (and destroys) one of rock’s most notable characters, Ziggy Stardust, who to this day remains rock mythology’s greatest icon. The album was also responsible for making David Bowie an international superstar.
Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant to this LP such as T Rex, Roxy Music and the Velvet Underground, followed by the story behind the making of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply.
Sunday, 9 June, 5 to 8 pm
Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA 02142
Tickets: $10 on the door and $10 + service charge here
Presenter: Omar Roca
Audio Menu:Grado Gold 1 Moving Iron Cartridge, VPI Traveler Turntable with phono stage, Classe CP-800 Preamplifier, Classe CA-2300 Power Amplifier , Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers, AudioQuest Niagara Interconnects, AudioQuest Redwood Cable, BDI Mirage Hi-Fi Stand
Check out the CAS Shop which features a Bowie signed Ziggy Stardust album cover print.