Check Out David Bowie’s Ultra Cosmic “Ziggy Stardust” Vocal Track – It’s Out Of This World!
“Ziggy Played Guitar…”
It seems like we’ve gotten to know David Bowie even better in the months following his death, little secrets about the 69-year-old artist being revealed every few weeks to give us a glimpse into the life and career of a man whose genius was impossible to miss but whose creative process was shrouded in mystery. One of his greatest masterpieces came in the form of 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – the freewheeling tale of a rockstar named Ziggy Stardust who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars birthed both Bowie’s most iconic persona as well as the album’s title track “Ziggy Stardust”.
Now, we get to hear the legend’s vocal track for “Ziggy Stardust,” giving us a rare chance to explore the part of Bowie’s career we so rarely got to see – his life in the studio. Wonderfully imperfect, it’s a real treat to hear Bowie’s voice without instrumentation and studio effects drowning it out, making it easier to focus on the song’s story and gain an appreciation for Bowie’s abilities as a storyteller and songwriter. Check it out in the audio below; it’s absolutely out of this world and it’ll give you a brand new appreciation for Bowie’s gift!