Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy relays the story behind "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" interspersed with great footage of Bowie (or Ziggy) himself in this feature length YouTube Playlist documentary.
Check out some of Bowie's early Ziggy demos recorded as Arnold Corns, his inspirations behind the Ziggy character such as Vince Taylor and the music that was contemporary to Bowie's 1972 album in our Musical Lead-Up Playlist.
Hailed as one of the albums that helped signal the end of the 60’s, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” is where rock/pop meets the theatre and is considered to be a Bowie masterpiece.
As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it's unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the sound of 'The Man-Machine'
An eclectic and well-implemented array of live musical influences and the raw resonance of the production define 'Smokers Delight', marking it out as an album that rises above the too often bleep-orientated ambience of the leftfield movement
"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean