In this case, the figure in the song ends up in Hell-oops The imagery of the lyrics is pretty bog-standard rock-n-roll-religious stuff. Not too far removed from the stuff coming out of the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc. Good song, though, one of my favorites of Bowies, on one of my favorite Bowie albums.
Wow, I like this interpretation. D Bowie is a clever man! Flag darkfruits on February 18, It's even simpler. Dude, it's about Bowie having gay sex. Flag ArsMorideni on September 09, Flag ziggytwig on April 04, General Comment To me, this song envelopes several of the parables and themes in Also Sprach Zarathustra. Especially the second half of the song. But, as it appears, it is seemingly a sexual encounter with a "devil". Regardless, Nietzsche's work did influence parts of this album.
My Interpretation The song is about realising your sexuality and rejecting not speicifically religion. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Composed by David Bowie. Release Year incorrect year? Song Genres. All Genres. My Death Disc: 2 1. Cracked Actor 3. Time 4. The Width Of A Circle 5. Let's Spend The Night Together 6. Suffragette City 7. Farewell Speech 9.
Rock 'N' Roll Suicide. JohnnyQuest , Sep 22, Location: ireland. NunoBento , Greenalishi , PhantomStranger and 8 others like this. Location: Little Britain. I had a cassette of the bootleg before the double album appeared and it was better with a more compact sound pretty rough also of course and it featured Jean Genie with Jeff Becko.
When this album appeared it was a big disappointment, strating with that gloomy cover. Hell, I expected to see Ziggy in all his glory yeah, I know, this is the death of Ziggy. It sounded bad also, with Bolder's bass to bold. Is "the new Tony Visconti mix" an improvement?
I hit "Like" anyway. Purple Jim , Sep 22, Dodoz , Curveboy and Purple Jim like this. Location: lyon, france. Both this one and santa monica are essential. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Bowie. Glam rock hard rock art rock proto punk. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed.
Omnibus Press. Retrieved 2 October Bowie: An Illustrated Record : p. Then there's Pin Ups , a quick-and-sloppy covers album that's more interesting in theory than in practice. The repertoire is the songs he'd heard in London clubs when he'd been starting out as a professional musician less than a decade earlier , and that had shaped his idea of rock: music by the Yardbirds, the Who, the Pretty Things, and the like.
In other words, not so much his idols as contemporaries who found their audience before he did. But the original versions of every one of those songs are vastly better, because Bowie doesn't have much to say through any of them, and covers up for it through cruise-ship-entertainer oversinging.
His art, in those days, was an art of persona, and songs like "Sorrow" and "See Emily Play" didn't have much to offer it. The band was falling apart, too: the Spiders' drummer Woody Woodmansey had been replaced by Aynsley Dunbar a veteran of the same London scene , and Ronson and Bolder were gone by the next time Bowie recorded.
Bowie released six studio albums in the ''73 period, but Five Years is a disc set. The Ziggy film soundtrack, a document of that allegedly final stage performance that was first released a decade later, appears in its expanded, two-disc form, complete with a minute "The Width of a Circle" and unnecessary Jacques Brel and Velvet Underground covers still no sign of the songs on which Jeff Beck played at that gig, though.David Bowie's legendary farewell concert of 3 July , in which he famously broke up the Spiders From Mars on stage, was released a decade later as the soundtrack to DA Pennebaker's documentary Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture.