"Starman" (David Bowie) Copyright 1972 Chrysalis Music Limited, EMI Music Publishing Limited & Tintoretto Music/RZO Music
Before there was Ziggy Stardust, there was Arnold Corns…
Thanks to a legendary performance on Top Of The Pops 50 years ago, “Starman” became Bowie’s first hit since “Space Oddity” and proved he wasn’t a one-hit wonder. In this episode, we dig into the history of this song and the origin of Ziggy Stardust.
“Starman” (David Bowie) Copyright 1972 Chrysalis Music Limited, EMI Music Publishing Limited & Tintoretto Music/RZO Music
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The “Albums That Made Us” series returns to explore how music has impacted our lives. This episode, we’re joined by Jon Lamoreaux, host of The Hustle Podcast. Join us for a conversation about Jethro Tull, David Bowie, and the power of music to send us in new directions.
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"Space Oddity" (David Bowie) Copyright 1969 Onward Music Limited
50 years ago today — July 16, 1969 — Apollo 11 was launched and
human beings first stepped on the moon. Let’s celebrate that occasion
with the most famous song about space travel: David Bowie’s “Space
Oddity”, a song that exploits our fear and wonder of the final
In lesser hands, this track could’ve been nothing more than a goofy,
one-joke song for the Dr. Demento crowd, but the clever songwriting,
brilliant production and a vocal performance that captures Bowie’s
innate other-worldly, alienated style makes this track so much more than
a novelty song.
“Space Oddity” (David Bowie) Copyright 1969 Onward Music Limited
"Station To Station" (David Bowie) Copyright 1976 EMI Publishing Ltd., Tintoretto Music and Moth Music
Among the many high points in David Bowie’s catalog, “Station To
Station” stands as one of his most epic compositions. Written when
Bowie’s life was at its most fractured point– having split with his
longtime manager, suffering from cocaine psychosis and obsessed with the
occult, “Station To Station” transcends the insanity to become one of
his most monumental works.
This episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the live version of “Station To Station” from the 1978 Isolar II Tour, as captured on the Stage live album featuring brilliant guitar work from Adrian Belew.
David Bowie, circa 1976, drawing the Tree Of Life, a mystical diagram referred to in “Station To Station”
"Time" (David Bowie) Copyright 1973 Tinoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music Inc Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI), Chrysalis Songs (BMI)
With this song, David Bowie practically invents the Goth-Punk-Cabaret genre. It’s an epic song with brilliant piano by Mike Garson. Let’s explore the track and see what makes this masterpiece tick. And if you like the podcast, please share!
“Time” (David Bowie) Copyright 1973 Tinoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music Inc Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI), Chrysalis Songs (BMI) (phew, that’s a mouthful.)