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Because Friday night is Music Night.

How good is this? It’s three versions good to me, because that’s how many are on the new-fangled iPod thingy. The original studio album version is there, and the live version (that singer must have been a handsome chap in his day: check the connection the chick’s feeling with him from 0:46), and then there’s this, my fav recording of a wonderful tune. Yep, it can only be the great Mick Ronson with some cracking axework, backed by David Bowie on vocals –

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  1. It’s brilliant. Ziggy Stardust is one of the best rock albums made IMO – every song a winner.
    If you like Mick Ronson and Bowie, have a look at them doing Queen Bitch on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

    With Jethro Tull, Roxy Music and these guys at their prime, it was a great time for British rock


  2. A cracking performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

    Jethro Tull are still going, amazingly enough. Maybe they need showcasing here on Friday nights.

  3. Yes. That most quintessential of all English rock songs Thick As A Brick was in fact linked here once – by none other than Troll (alas only because he misunderstood the title).

  4. One note of praise for this cracker? I shouldn’t be surprised, since there were none for that sublime number posted two weeks ago. Truly, ATW is the place great sounds come to die.

    From now on it’s Abba and Kylie, you deaf bastards.

  5. Jethro Tull were a great band and Bowie is a great artist. I just found his androgynous look somewhat off putting!

  6. From now on itโ€™s Abba and Kylie, you deaf bastards.

    Pardon ๐Ÿ™‚

    You see, you can take the boys out of the Ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the boys ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Never mind Harri!

    Right, we’re off out for a meal with family.
    Don’t forget to put the clocks forward!
    Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, so another day of purgatory for the heathens/atheists/agnostics and Convolutionists amongst you.

    Make sure those easter bunnies are properly dead before you put them in the stewpot…

  8. Pink Floyd?

    I’d prefer to cut my ears of with a rusty blade and fill the lugholes with molten plastic.

  9. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, so another day of purgatory for the heathens/atheists/agnostics and Convolutionists amongst you

    Yep, it gives me something to look forward too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Pete Moore, on March 30th, 2013 at 6:05 PM Said:
    Pink Floyd were unbelievably boring.

    Okay, what about Dire Straits

  10. Dire Straits

    Brothers in arms

    I would post a video .. but I don’t want to get told off ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Harri –

    Go for it. In fact I wish people would link more often to what they like in the thread. Friday night is Music Night on the front page.

  12. Here’s one from a great album by a great Irish band that never made it:

    (The Bowie connection is that it was produced by Tony Visconti, who also produced Bowie and performed with him)

  13. He did, he wrote a few songs for them which weren’t bad too.

    Never understood why that band, and the Blades around the same time, never really got anywhere.

  14. They were brilliant and Paul Cleary was a genius songwriter – great live band too.

    For a town with no real music venue to speak of at the time, Dublin produced some great bands around then.

  15. Bowie was a thinking man’s rock star. Ziggy was indeed a great record. I had it on 8 track God Help me.

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