‘Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ Album Celebration

As far as concept albums go, David Bowie as an alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust is one of the most dramatic and interesting in rock music history. There is a certain THEATRE to the album that in 1972 felt foreign but familiar.

Bowie lends himself to the glitz of glam rock with the future shock of fractured and paranoid lyrics. We now know how infamous Bowie was for the cinematic flourish combined with genuine rock invigoration, but in 1972 it was the first time the vision and the execution met with such fantastic fashion.

In many ways, this album represents the evolution of David Bowie’s artistic journey, where melody meets swagger. Quintessential Bowie.

Join Robin LaRose on Thursday, June 16 @ 6 p.m. as he takes you back fifty years to 1972 with David Bowie, it’s “The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars” only on Rock 101 – Vancouver’s Greatest Hits!

“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars” Track List

Side one

“Five Years”                        4:42

“Soul Love”                         3:34

“Moonage Daydream”   4:40

“Starman”                           4:10

“It Ain’t Easy”                     2:58

Side two

“Lady Stardust” 3:22

“Star”                                    2:47

“Hang On to Yourself”    2:40

“Ziggy Stardust” 3:13

“Suffragette City”            3:25

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”     2:58