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|Rock Milestones David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
1972 was the year when Bowie finally broke into the mainstream and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars was the album that did it. This is the definitive independent review of an all time classic a... more »
See Bowie on the way up
George Griggs | New York | 10/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed the honest, revealing, funny anecdotes from Angela Bowie who, as the surviving members of Spiders from Mars attest to, was like a 5th member of the band:(hear how Angela helped concieve the show and bands' wardrobe). She even convinced RCA to finance the Pennebaker film.
Guitarist Mick Ronson and the other Spiders finally get well deserved credit for being crucial to the Bowie sound on his early recordings.
The DVD contains musically insightful comments from critics on certain songs (E.g. "5 Years", "Suffragette City") but I would have liked more insights into ALL individual songs on the "Ziggy Stardust" LP. The DVD is approx. 48 minutes long and, for the price, more musical comments would have convinced me to give this DVD a higher rating.
However this seems to be an honest look at the making of Ziggy Stardust and it's probably not the one David would like us to see."