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Review by Skylen posted il y a plus d’un an
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It sounds like a cliché, but to an entire generation this album has become a yardstick par which to measure all others. Why the hyperbole? Because the strength of Ziggy lies in its completeness. Not a track is out of place, in fact not a NOTE is out of place, and at just over 38 minutes it is (and this has been scientifically proven, boys and girls) the perfect length. Every R&B and Hip Hop artist in the universe take note. So, does it still stand up after 30 years? Is it a major strand in rock's rich tapestry, with its gender bending bravado and melodramatic sweep; ou just an ephemeral piece of fluff about a bisexual pop étoile, star living through the apocalyptic countdown?

With its so-called classic status written in stone, a perverse logic makes toi want to reassess the album in a negative light. It can't be as good as all that can it? But remember, there's a reason why all those bands have dined out on this sonic template (step vers l'avant, vers l’avant Suede, Supergrass and countless others). Within two short years Bowie had transformed himself from fey folk wannabe into a glam icon, via a brief flirtation with heavy metal. In doing this, lest we forget, he forged the template for the...
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Review by Skylen posted il y a plus d’un an
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From the first crashing chord of ''Watch That Man'' toi know that this is a rock'n' roll album. If Ziggy Stardust was his Sgt. Pepper (a loose-fitting concept about an alter-ego rock band, but staggeringly good songs), then Aladin Sane is Bowie's Exile on Main rue and, as if to prove a point, there's even a cover of a Stones song on here: the staunch rocker ''Let's Spend the Night Together''.

The riffs come thick and fast. Mick Ronson might lack Keith Richards' blues licks - he plays guitare like a Hull mechanic, which was pretty much what he was when he joined the Spiders from Mars - but boy, can he play. Listen to ''Jean Genie'', ''Cracked Actor'' and ''Panic In Detroit''. Ronson's six-string shuffle turns his guitar's sound into something that chases toi with teeth.

Bowie described this album as 'Ziggy in America', and the rock'n' roll is certainly plus down to earth than its predecessor, with the notable exception of the space-age ''Drive in Saturday'', the other-worldly ''Lady Grinning Soul'' and ''Time'', with its echoes of pre-war Berlin cabaret neatly prefiguring Bowie's own sojourn in that city in the later Seventies. Mott the Hoople turned...
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Guide by Skylen posted il y a plus d’un an
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David tells us that mostly all of his makeup comes from a little boutique in Rome, Italy, that imports fantastic coloured powders and creams from India. (He's not telling the name of the store, however!!!) Basic essentials also include a white riz powder from Tokyo's Woolworth's equivalent- Indian kohl usually in black - for his eyes, which he smudges right along the lash line and some, times a little bit on the outside...

He also uses a very light liquid base, sometimes white - sometimes rose ou yellow - and applies it with a damp sponge. For stage, David will often use an irridescent base, usually pure white. When he paints that or cirde on his forehead that's such a hit with his fans he uses a German or base in cake form bought at New York's Makeup Centre. (He also told us that the little Japanese brushes that the Makeup Centre has for applying powders and paints are much better than anything toi can find in Japan!)

Eight heure cream par Elizabeth Arden is what you'll see shining up David's lips and eyelids in photographs, it gives that extra-gloss effect. And a must is that démodé, old-fashioned black mascara, (sometimes blue) - toi know the kind that toi spit...
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