Ziggyology – A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust

David Marx:Book Reviews


Ziggyology – A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust
By Simon Goddard
Ebury Press – £20.00

”For this is no ordinary day of Mars. This is judgement day for its Spiders and crucifixion for its cosmic messiah. The man who fell to Earth to rip a rainbow in an oblivion of grey. The file in the sponge cake beckoning the wretched to hack through the bars of their Green Shield stamp prison. The embellisher of the drab. The twister of teenage necks from the gutter to the stars. The liberator of the slaves to duty and conformity. The nail varnished hand outstetching to the lonesome and the unloved. The greatest pop star of all time. The greatest pop star of all space.”

Why? Or, to rephrase my tinged annoyance: why ought one ever feel compelled to write such irritating, unnecessary bollocks; when, in the big scheme of things, all the writer…

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