Saturday, 3 October 2009

Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust

This record changed my life.

As a young and impressionable 10 year old I first heard this (didn't buy it at the time), and it was my first introduction to the magic of David Bowie. A few years later I was buying up the Bauhaus catalogue and any covers they did made me go and seek out the original versions. This was quite handy, as a lot of the old gothy bands did great covers, so that led to stuff like The Stooges and The Velvet Underground. This 7" paved the way for a journey into the world of Brian Eno as well, courtesy of the the B-side, another great cover.

In recent years it ultimately inspired tattoo #1, and I'm still tempted to get the Bauhaus face done somewhere as well...

Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust
A - Ziggy Stardust
B - Third Uncle

Buy it here


sunny said...

love this song.
as a 10 year old one of my first gigs was "level 42"!!

Anonymous said...

i regret my adam and the ants phase in the early 80s,how foolish i now look with this white band tattooed across my nose, and me a fifty year old bank manager.

Anonymous said...

my gary glitter tattoos were highly praised in the 70s,now i dare not go to a swimming pool,sunbathe on a beach,pass a school in a t.shirt...the list is endless.