DAVID BOWIE Released Masterpiece ‘ALADDIN SANE’ Album 45 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

11 April 2018


ALBUM: ALADDIN SANE – sixth album

RELEASED: 13 April 1973 – 45 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote: “If by conventional lights Bowie is a lad insane, then as an Aladdin, a conjurer of supernatural forces, he is quite sane. The titles may change from album to album — from the superman, the homo superior, Ziggy, to Aladdin — but the vision, and Bowie’s rightful place in it, remain constant. The pun of the title, alternately vaunted and dismissive, plays on his own sense of discrepancy. Which way you read it depends upon whether you are viewing the present from the eyes of the past or the future. ‘Aladdin’ is less manic than ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, and less intimate than ‘Hunky Dory’, with none of its attacks of self-doubt. ‘Ziggy’, in turn, was less autobiographically revealing, more threatening than its predecessors, but still compact. David is more than ever more mastermind than participant.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Glamour. Glitter. Sex. Masterpiece.

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: The Jean Genie / Drive-In Saturday / Watch That Man…

1/ THE JEAN GENIE – red-hot classic…

2/ DRIVE-IN SATURDAY – vintage Bowie idiosyncrasy…

3/ WATCH THAT MAN – glam rock drone…

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook – Album Discography

Immortal genius

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