Moonage Daydream (3:51)

Cover of Ziggy Stardust

From Ziggy Stardust and 58 other releases

“Moonage Daydream” is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 and first released as a single under the name Arnold Corns. A rerecorded version was released in 1972 on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Song’s classic guitar solo, performed by Bowie’s guitarist Mick Ronson, was ranked 85. on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

Story: The alien messiah is revealed/created, and his destiny to save the world from the disaster in “Five Years” is also hinted at, as well his fate as the quintessential “soul lover”. In terms of the plot, this is one of the most important songs as it describes the creation of Ziggy from a combination of religion, romance, sexual freedom, rebellion, and passion; he metamorphoses into the archetypal rock star.

Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust is the title of a book written by David Bowie, published in 2002 by Genesis Publications, named after this song. The book documented the years 1972-73 and was fully illustrated with the photography of Mick Rock. David and Mick met in 1972 and formed a working relationship and lasting friendship. Subsequently, Mick Rock was allowed to become the only photographer authorised to record the 2-year career of Ziggy Stardust.

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I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you
I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut, you're squawking like a big monkey bird
And I'm busting up my brains for the words

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