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Review of the Ziggy Stardust album

Beat Instrumental Magazine (September 1972)

Bowie's albums seem to possess that strange quality which allow them to "grow" on the listener over a period of time. Coupled with a visit to a live concert of his, the effect can be devastating! Now that Bowie has settled in with his band, the albums are becoming less studio-oriented and establish him as a rock n roll singer pure and straight.

Side Two is a chronicle of his life as a "star" ending with contemplation on "Rock n Roll Suicide". The strongest numbers on the album are "Starman", "Hang Onto Yourself" and his favourite encore raver "Suffragette City".

Definitely an album for every serious rock fan. A taste of things to come.

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Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)