Friday, May 25, 2007
Hangin' with the Spiders
I hadn't listened to Ziggy in quite some time, but when I visited Scranton, a friend and I put it into the CD player and I remembered why I loved it so much. The album is almost a musical cliche at this point, along with Sgt Pepper's, but when you've got a great album, why bother with worrying about cliches?
Five Best...Songs from Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
#5. "Ziggy Stardust"
#3. "Lady Stardust"
#2. "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide"
(I think this could be a perfect ballad if Bowie had made the song a bit longer, because it's a case in rock when a song is about to reach its peak and then inexplicably falls--much like The Velvet Underground's "I'm Sticking With You")
#1. "Suffragette City"