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David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - Lyrics Meaning

Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie was released in 1972

David Bowie created Ziggy Stardust with the help of his wife, Angela. He performed as Ziggy for around a year.

Bowie described Ziggy Stardust by saying it is "About the ultimate rock superstar destroyed by the fanaticism he creates."

The lyrics to this song are unique in that Ziggy Stardust is a song but it also marks the formation of a character portrayed by David Bowie

There are several references in the song to spiders and spiders from Mars .The Spiders from Mars were actually Bowie's backing band in the early 1970s.

The first line of the song mentions "Weird and Gilly", this refers to two of the band member that Bowie played with for this song.

The rest of the lyrics are equally as cryptic and this became a benchmark for many of David Bowie's song during this era.

This song was to have a massive impact on the up and coming so called "Glam Rock" bands. "Glam Rock" was summed up by mad costumes, bizarre stage antics, and sexual ambiguity.

Meanings of other songs by David Bowie:
Space Oddity