The Daily Bowie #24 - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide"
I saved The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars for the penultimate in this series of one song from each album because I was conflicted about which song to feature and because this album is so important. I would select the ENTIRE ALBUM to feature, but I set rules for myself with The Daily Bowie and that does not fit the rules.
And so I thought about the song that spoke to me first from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and I have to say it's this song. I was young. This song spoke to my tragic and melodramatic poser self. I made a music video of it for a class project, featuring myself playing it on the guitar and signing. I wish that video survived. I do not think I have that video anywhere, but if I ever find it, I WILL post it.
The song appealed to my over-dramatic sense of self. The song has been described as more theatre show song than rock song. With influences of Baudelaire and Jacques Brel, the song instantly connected to things I would discover in my college journey but had not even heard of yet let alone experienced.
I just liked being a drama queen.
"Oh no, love, you're not alone."
LINK: DAVID BOWIE
LINK: THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS - 1972
LINK: "ROCK 'N' ROLL SUICIDE"
LINK: FROM PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME ON "ROCK 'N' ROLL SUICIDE"
|from Michael Allred's comic Red Rocket 7|
(Live Hammersmith 1973)
from the motion picture The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Rest in peace, David. We miss you.
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