10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by the joys and frustrations of touring the US, Aladdin Sane adds more hard-rock muscle to Bowie’s glam-pop, with Mick Ronson’s blunt-force riffs driving “The Jean Genie”, “Cracked Actor” and “Panic in Detroit”. If that all sounds a little conservative by The Dame’s standards, experimental jazz pianist Mick Garson helps keep a subversive streak alive, particularly on the title track. Meanwhile, lyrical themes such as the post-apocalyptic sex-scapes of “Drive-In Saturday” ensure Bowie remains a pop star like no other.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by the joys and frustrations of touring the US, Aladdin Sane adds more hard-rock muscle to Bowie’s glam-pop, with Mick Ronson’s blunt-force riffs driving “The Jean Genie”, “Cracked Actor” and “Panic in Detroit”. If that all sounds a little conservative by The Dame’s standards, experimental jazz pianist Mick Garson helps keep a subversive streak alive, particularly on the title track. Meanwhile, lyrical themes such as the post-apocalyptic sex-scapes of “Drive-In Saturday” ensure Bowie remains a pop star like no other.

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