Q: how do you sum up David Bowie?...A: you don't!... this album alone is a perfect example ~it isn't just "glam rock".. you can't just label Bowie or his music as one "thing" ~ glam rock, most certainly! ~ but he's also touched upon prog, jazz, great rock & roll all wrapped up in not only a concept album but (for a moment in time) he created a concept LIFE!... he became Ziggy both on and off stage... David Bowie never just give us music ~ through his creations he allowed us to enter entire worlds to become immersed in
I am assuming that Frostdotice is confusing "phase" with the deregatory definition (as something silly that you just "outgrow") when it really just means a stage in a certain developing process. It's true, though - Bowie was the heart and soul of glam. Once he decided to do other things the public no longer had any interest in what glam had to say.
v It is still undeniable that you can easily divide Bowie's career into many phases, and If you have listened to his albums, you would easily understand that MisterJunior's comment is using the correct term when saying phase.
Just heard "Moonage Daydream." Will continue to dig "Aladdin Sane" and maybe my favorite song of his is "Life on Mars" from Hunky Dory or "TVC15" from Station To Station, but this album took balls to make, even in 1972
Not my favorite Bowie album, that honor goes to either Station to Station or Low, but still a masterpiece and the most creative and unique album Bowie made. All the songs are awesome, but my favorites on here are the very emotional "Five Years" and "Rock 'n Roll Suicide". I also wanted to give a major shout out to Mick Ronson's guitar playing on here! The guitar riffs are fucking awesome and I always considered him one of the most underrated guitar players out there. Just one of Bowie's many flawless masterpieces.
One of the first albums to really show me the possibilities of music. He really takes roleplay to an artistic level here, what with all the different points of view. If you haven't heard the deluxe version of the album with the demos at the end, check it out! Bowie and piano doing Lady Stardust is to die for!