David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...


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by bowiefanman69 USER (1 Reviews)
August 7th, 2012 | 29 replies | 1,670 views


Release Date: 1972 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Watch That Man...

3 of 5 thought this review was well written

A fair skinned naked man steps out of a dressing room and into a hallway. His hair is orange and a cigarette hangs from his mouth, he looks slightly agitated. "Where is my band? Where are the Spiders", he moans at no one in particular. Looking even more uneasy he makes his way back to his dressing room to put on his makeup and outfit for his show. This man's name is Ziggy Stardust, and he's an alien sent to earth to save the world with Rock n' Roll.

An hour later our man Ziggy is on stage, thousands of sexy kids cheering at his feet. "Hey Man! Leave Me Alone!", he yells as his band, The Spiders from Mars, rip through a fast paced rock number that has the kids shaking their hips. While his band is ripping the audience a new one, Ziggy is busy wailing into a microphone and wiggling his body in a way that has the audience in a frenzy. "Ooooohhhh HIT ME!", yelps Ziggy into the mic, and the audience is melting in his hands. At the conclusion of the song he yells "Wham Bam Thank You Man!" before running off stage with his band mates to celebrate another victory for his Spiders from Mars.

From the outside looking in Ziggy appears invincible. He's well hung with a snow white tan, and boy can he play guitar. The girls (and boys) are attracted to him like flies to a buzzing light. If Ziggy wants to snort cocaine off of Queen Elizabeth's tits, by god he can do it and no one will dare object. If Ziggy wants to drop a lit cigarette down baby's diaper, it's mother will have no choice but to thank him for it. Ziggy seems to have it all.

On the inside though, Ziggy is fighting demons. His drug abuse is spiraling out of control and he is haunted by visions of flies trying to break his bones. He spends his nights locked in his hotel room with a gun, a needle, a spoon, a lighter, a bible, and dream. The Spiders From Mars have grown to resent Ziggy for always being in the spotlight while they slip farther and farther into the background. Ziggy's breaking down.

One night, after reading "The Catcher in the Rye", a young fan waits for Ziggy outside of his hotel. When Ziggy exits the fan approaches him and asks him for an autograph. Ziggy obliges and signs the boy's left breast and hurry's along on his way. The fan waits outside of the hotel for Ziggy to come back. An hour or two later Ziggy rounds the corner and the boy draws a gun and shoots Ziggy through the heart.

Later that night while staring at the sky, Ringo Starr see's a twinkle. "What's that?" Ringo asks himself. It's a new star. A star falls and a new star is born. Funny, how these things tend to work themselves out. Yes, indeed it is.


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bowiefanman69
August 6th 2012



24 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

My first review. I would like to review a hip hop album next. If you have any requests just ask.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2012



31079 Comments


This is a site for reviews, not fan fiction

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 7th 2012



50062 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"thousands of sexy kids cheering at his feet"

Reported to the Pedo Police

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omnipanzer
August 7th 2012



21442 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

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I don't know if I love it or hate it...


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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2012



15730 Comments


write a labyrinth fanfiction for me please oh man

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Drsmith4
August 7th 2012



1715 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

He spends his nights locked in his hotel room with a gun, a needle, a spoon, a lighter, a bible, and dream.

You've watched too many movies, sir.

Graveyard
August 7th 2012



5696 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"This is a site for reviews, not fan fiction"

tell that to half of the staff/contributors

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NightProwler
August 7th 2012



6337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

What is this? I kinda enjoyed reading it, but it's not really a review. The album rules, though.

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bowiefanman69
August 7th 2012



24 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"This is a site for reviews, not fan fiction"

I was trying to capture the essence of the concept that this album was built around and focus more on the character of Ziggy Stardust than the music that tells his tale.

illmitch
August 7th 2012



5429 Comments


good concept review, especially for a first review

ziggy stardust is basically the best riff ever made

TheNotrap
August 7th 2012



8035 Comments


Bowie rules. Need to check his work properly.

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NightProwler
August 7th 2012



6337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Hunky Dory is a pretty good place to start if you wanna get into Bowie - but this and Aladdin Sane are his best IMO

TheNotrap
August 7th 2012



8035 Comments


Thanks man. Yeah I'll check those albums asap.

DarthMann
August 7th 2012



13815 Comments


5/5 maybe nearly

KILL
August 7th 2012



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hm

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NightProwler
August 7th 2012



6337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Definitely a 5

NightProwler
August 7th 2012



6337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Powerslave

NightProwler
August 7th 2012



6337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Non-comparable, both are masterpieces

ThroneOfAgony
August 7th 2012



3485 Comments


Fantastic album. Moonage Daydream rules and so does Ziggy Stardust. Both great tracks.

Pretty nice review too......I think lol

NightProwler
August 7th 2012



6337 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

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