Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Ziggy Stardust"
A student of mime and a fan of such stage/film composers as Anthony Newley, David Bowie had a taste for the theatrical, and that was never more apparent than on ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS. The pinnacle of the ever-evolving performer's glam rock phase is a concept album about a messianic sci-fi rock star – a role Bowie played to the hilt in concert with flamboyant costumes and bright red hair. Though the persona would prove limiting and was retired (in typically dramatic fashion) at a tour-ending London performance 45 years ago, “Ziggy Stardust” has been cited by both Rolling Stone and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of rock's 500 greatest anthems, and it's our Song Of The Day.