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EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the psychedelic folk of 1969's Space Oddity, David Bowie fronted a hard-rocking power trio featuring guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Woody Woodmansey, which would soon morph into The Spiders from Mars. The heavier, more aggressive sound suits the darker tone of songs like "All the Madmen," which features a chilling spoken-word section, and the foreboding majesty of the title track. The apocalyptic mood is lightened by the sludgy grind of "She Shook Me Cold" and the lighthearted boogie "Black Country Rock."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the psychedelic folk of 1969's Space Oddity, David Bowie fronted a hard-rocking power trio featuring guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Woody Woodmansey, which would soon morph into The Spiders from Mars. The heavier, more aggressive sound suits the darker tone of songs like "All the Madmen," which features a chilling spoken-word section, and the foreboding majesty of the title track. The apocalyptic mood is lightened by the sludgy grind of "She Shook Me Cold" and the lighthearted boogie "Black Country Rock."

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5:43
3:36
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3:15
4:30
4:17
4:01
3:41

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    Jan 8, 1947

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