Ziggy Stardust - Heddon Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.667 W 000° 08.383
30U E 698473 N 5710544
Quick Description: This black plaque marks the location where the cover photograph for David Bowie's 1972 album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" was taken. "Ziggy Stardust" is a track from the album.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/23/2015 2:32:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMPFDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member marvin1226
Views: 5

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about the song "Ziggy Stardust" that tells us:

"Ziggy Stardust" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie for his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The name Stardust was inspired by the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. The song is ranked No. 277 on Rolling Stone‍?'?s list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

The original demo version of the song, recorded in February 1971, was released as a bonus track on the Rykodisc CD release of Ziggy Stardust in 1990. The demo also appeared on the Ziggy Stardust - 30th Anniversary Reissue bonus disc in 2002. The album version of the song was recorded in November 1971.

The Metro Lyrics website lists the lyrics to the song "Ziggy Stardust":

Now Ziggy played guitar
Jamming good with weird and gilly
And the spiders from Mars
He played it left hand
But made it too far
Became the special man
Then we were Ziggy's band

Ziggy really sang
Screwed up eyes and screwed down hair-do
Like some cat from Japan
He could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
Came on so loaded man
Well hung and snow-white tan

So where were the spiders
While the flies tried to break our balls
Just the beer light to guide us
So we bitched about his fans
And should we crush his sweet hands, oh

Ziggy played for time
Jiving us that we were voodoo
But the kids were just crass
He was the nazz
With God-given ass
He took it all too far
But boy, could he play guitar?

Making love with his ego
Ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a Leper Messiah
When the kids had killed the man
I had to break up the band, oh

Now Ziggy played guitar

Musician: David Bowie

Name of Song: Ziggy Stardust

Relevant Verse:
Now Ziggy played guitar

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