Pale Wizard Records launched a Kickstarter campaign for David Bowie tribute album »Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later«
Pale Wizard Records launched a Kickstarter campaign for David Bowie tribute album »Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later«.
»Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later« is set for release o June 16th, 2022, exactly 50 years to the date of the classic original LP »The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars« by David Bowie. The entire album, recreated by some of the most exciting underground hard rock, psych and stoner bands of today, such as Raging Speedhorn, Sail, Redshift, Son Of Boar, The Lunar Effect, Deltanaut, Kong Social, Tony Reed (Mos Generator), Mother Vulture, Possessor and Suns Of Thunder!
Listen to Mother Vulture’s reindition of David Bowie classic »Starman«!
From Pale Wizard Records:
Can you believe that David Bowie’s »The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust« is turning 50 in 2022?
On June 16th 1972, David Bowie released the monumental album »The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust«. A sweeping, emotional and deeply ambitious concept album. The songs covered, stardom, aliens, androgyny, sexuality, regret, love and death. Conceptually this record was so far ahead of it’s time that in many ways, it’s greatness wasn’t fully realised until years later. Backed up by his superb band consisting of Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey (known then as The Spiders From Mars), the album was a statement of intent from Bowie’s intense creative mind. Like the previous release in the »50 Years Later« series, this LP became synonymous with the artist himself, so much so that he was forced to officially end the band once it was clear the line between himself and his alter ego was become dangerously blurred.
Pale Wizard Records is a labour of love for its co-founders Tim Hilleard and Dan Flitcroft. We release music that we love and find interesting. This year saw the release of »Killer: 50 Years Later«, the first in a series of 50 year celebrations of classic albums. Due to the success of that project, we are delighted to announce the follow up in the series. We aim to release at-least one »50 Years Later« LP per year, charting classic albums right through the 1970’s and beyond. In fact, we have already begun work on the release for 1973, can anyone guess what that will be?!
We’re thrilled to announce this epic lineup of acts to be taking part in this release: Raging Speedhorn, Sail, Son Of Boar, Tony Reed (Mos Generator), Mother Vulture, Deltanaut, The Lunar Effect, Suns Of Thunder, Possessor, Redshift, Kong Social (feat. members of Phoxjaw / Sergeant Thunderhoof).
Each band will be taking on one of the songs in their own style. All of the songs have already been completed and we’re so pleased with how they sound! We will be featuring different bands throughout the Kickstarter campaign so you can get to learn more about them and also hear their connections and feelings regarding this project and David Bowie.
Support the Kickstarter campaign here: kickstarter.com/projects/palewizard/david-bowie-ziggy-stardust-50-years-later
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well