Track Listing... 01-Ode To Joy/Intro (Not on my copy!). 02-Hang Onto Yourself. 03-Ziggy Stardust. 04-The Supermen. 05-Changes. 06-Life On Mars. 07-Five Years. 08-The Width Of A Circle. 09-John, I'm Only Dancing. 10-Moonage Daydream. 11-The Jean Genie. 12-Suffragette City. 13-Rock N Roll Suicide.
Rating out of 10: 5.
Sound wise this is much the same as "Christmas With Ziggy". So there is a lot of noise and sound fluctuation, but then we have to bear in mind the age and recording equipment. All in all if you want it, take it.
Track Listing... 01-Ode To Joy. 02-Lets Spend The Night Together. 03-Hang Onto Yourself. 04-Ziggy Stardust. 05-Changes. 06-The Supermen. 07-Life On Mars. 08-Five Years. 09-The Width Of A Circle. 10-John I'm Only Dancing. 11-Moonage Daydream. 12-The Jean Genie. 13-Suffragette City. 14-Rock N Roll Suicide.
Rating out of 10: 5.
This suffers from a lot of noise, with fluctuating sound, which is a pity. This was only a short gig and is complete. There is a bit of talking, which can be heard quite clearly. As i said it's listenable, but with noise.
Tour Continued. 1972 08 19 London, Rainbow Theatre. Starman Over The Rainbow. 1972 08 20 London, Rainbow Theatre. The Magic Theatre. 1972 08 27 Bristol, Locarno. This Boy. 1972 08 31 Bournemouth, Starkers. 1972 09 01 Doncaster, Top Rank. 1972 09 02 Manchester, Hard Rock. 1972 09 03 Manchester, Hard Rock. 1972 09 04 Liverpool, Top Rank. 1972 09 05 Sunderland, Top Rank. 1972 09 06 Sheffield, Top Rank. 1972 09 07 Hanley, Top Rank.
First US Tour. 1972 09 22 Cleveland, Public Hall. 1972 09 24 Memphis, Ellis Auditorium. 1972 09 28 New York, Carnegie Hall. 1972 09 29 Washington, Kennedy Centre. 1972 10 01 Boston, The Music Hall. Music Hall Memories. 1972 10 07 Chicago, Public Auditorium. Chicago Glam. Wowing The Windy City. 1972 10 08 Detroit, Fisher Theatre. 1972 10 09 Indianapolis 1972 10 10 St Louis. 1972 10 11 Kansas City. 1972 10 15 Salt Lake City. 1972 10 20 Los Angeles, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. 1972 10 21 Los Angeles, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. 1972 10 27 San Francisco, Winterland Auditorium. 1972 10 28 San Francisco, Winterland Auditorium. 1972 10 31 Seattle. 1972 11 04 Phoenix, Celebrity Theatre. 1972 11 13 Oklahoma City (Probably Cancelled). 1972 11 14 New Orleans, Lagola University. 1972 11 17 Fort Lauderdale, Pirate's Cove. Drive In Saturday. 1972 11 18 Atalanta. 1972 11 20 Nashville, Municipal Auditorium. 1972 11 22 New Orleans, The Warehouse. 1972 11 23 Louisville. 1972 11 24 Cincinnati. 1972 11 25 Cleveland, Entertainment Arena. Va Va Va Voom. Ziggy's Invasion Of America. 1972 11 26 Cleveland, Entertainment Arena. 1972 11 28 Pittsburgh, The Stanley Theatre.
Second UK Tour. 1972 12 23 London, Rainbow Theatre. 1972 12 24 London, Rainbow Theatre. Christmas With Ziggy. Bowie's Back Live At The Rainbow. 1972 12 28 Manchester, Hard Rock. Last Stand 1972. Manchester 72. The Hard Rock Manchester.
These are all the live gigs for 1972. can anyone confirm that the first US Tour is correct or any cancelled, and also was there 2 shows on the 24th and 28th of December. Looking foward to everyone's input on this. I've tried to list all bootlegs that are known, with the exception of Santa Monica. I don't have all these only the ones i'm posting.
Track Listing... 01-Hang Onto Yourself. 02-Ziggy Stardust. 03-Changes. 04-The Supermen. 05-Life On Mars. 06-Five Years. 07-Space Oddity. 08-Andy Warhol. 09-Drive In Saturday. 10-The Width Of A Circle. 11-John I'm Only Dancing. 12-Moonage Daydream. 13-Band Intro. 14-Waiting For The Man. 15-The Jean Genie. 16-Suffragette City. 17-Rock N Roll Suicide.
Rating out of 10: 7.
I gave this a 7, but there is some crackling through this but the sound is listenable. We have to bear in mind the year with these old gigs. Much the same set list again and "Drive In Saturday" is played acoustically again and is brilliant, This is the last gig i have from the first tour of the USA. So now we move foward to the second UK tour of December 72/January 73.
Track Listing... 01-Ode To Joy. 02-Hang Onto Yourself. 03-Ziggy Stardust. 04-Changes. 05-The Supermen. 06-Life On Mars. 07-Five Years. 08-Space Oddity. 09-Andy Warhol. 10-Drive In Saturday. 11-The Width Of A Circle. 12-John I'm Only Dancing. 13-Moonage Daydream. 14-Waiting For The Man. 15-The Jean Genie. 16-Suffragette City. 17-Rock N Roll Suicide.
Rating out of 10: 6.
This one i'm afraid is just a little boomy. And suffers from high recording levels, which is a shame. But you can still listen to it. Bowie played "Drive In Saturday" for the first time. he gives the song a long introduction, explaining what it is about. And then he plays it acoustically, and very nice it is to. Another complete gig as well.
Track Listing... 01-Hang Onto Yourself. 02-Ziggy Stardust. 03-The Supermen. 04-Queen Bitch. 05-Changes. 06-Life On Mars. 07-Five Years. 08-Space Oddity. 09-Andy Warhol. 10-My Death. 11-The Width Of A Circle. 12-John I`m Only Dancing. 13-Moonage Daydream. 14-Starman. 15-Waiting For The Man. 16-White Light White Heat. 17-Suffragette City. 18-The Jean Genie.
Rating out of 10: 5.
On this one there is a lot of tape hiss and you can't make out much of the speech. It is listenable, just! This is the first of the 1972 gigs available that contains "The Jean Genie", which to me sounds a tad too fast! But then you have to remember that these come from very old tapes. According to "The Complete Tapes" Bowie played "Rock N Roll Suicide, but alas it's not included. So more or less complete. Not much of the first USA tour around, so nice to have.
Track Listing... 01-Hang Onto Yourself. 02-Ziggy Stardust. 03-Changes. 04-The Supermen. 05-Life On Mars. 06-Lady Stardust. 07-Queen Bitch. 08-Five Years. 09-Space Oddity. 10-Andy Warhol. 11-My Death. 12-The Width Of A Circle (1). 13-The Width Of A Circle (2). 14-John I'm Only Dancing. 15-Starman. 16-Moonage Daydream. 17-Waiting For The Man. 18-White Light White Heat. 19-Suffragette City. 20-Round And Round.
Rating out of 10: 8.
We are now at the beginning of the first tour of America in Autumn 1972. Again another gig that has only surfaced in the last few years. The quality of this is exceptional. It is really good to get something of this quality from the Ziggy era. the taper has done a remarkable job. The only down part for me was "Width Of A Circle" being split because it is a wicked version. It is also complete which makes it even better. If you download nothing else, do this one, you won't regret it one bit.
Track Listing... 01-Ode To Joy. 02-Lady Stardust. 03-Hang On To Yourself. 04-Ziggy Stardust. 05-Life On Mars. 06-The Supermen. 07-Changes. 08-Five Years. 09-Space Oddity. 10-Andy Warhol. 11-My Death. 12-The Width Of A Circle. 13-The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud. 14-Starman. 15-Moonage Daydream. 16-Queen Bitch. 17-Suffragette City. 18-White Light White Heat. 19-Waiting For The Man.
Rating out of 10: 7.
This only surfaced a year or so ago, and is the second night of the "Ziggy Stardust Shows". Again the lyrics to "Starman" were changed. This one is much much clearer than "Starman Over The Rainbow" This is good for the age of it.
Track Listing... 01-Intro. 02-Lady Stardust. 03-Hang Onto Yourself. 04-Ziggy Stardust. 05-Life On Mars. 06-The Supermen. 07-Changes. 08-Five Years. 09-Space Oddity. 10-Andy Warhol. 11-My Death. 12-The Width Of A Circle. 13-Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud. 14-Starman. 15-Queen Bitch. 16-Suffragette City. 17-White Light White Heat. 18-Waiting For The Man. 19-Band Intro. 20-Moonage Daydream.
Rating out of 10: 6.
The famous "Ziggy Stardust Show". Well again what can i say that hasn't been said already. The sound on this is good and very listenable, to my ears anyway. During "Starman" Bowie changes the lyrics slightly saying "Theres a starman over the rainbow", very nice. Again, if you are collecting then it's worth a download.
This is supposedly Bristol 27th August 1972. And that Bowie never played Aylesbury on this date.
Track Listing... 01-Intro/Hang Onto Yourself. 02-Queen Bitch. 03-John I'm Only Dancing. 04-The Supermen. 05-Ziggy Stardust. 06-Moonage Daydream. 07-Starman. 08-This Boy. 09-The Width Of A Circle. 10-I'm Waiting For The Man. 11-White Light White Heat. 12-Suffragette City. 13-Round And Round.
Rating out of 10: 5.
This has a slightly different set list, and includeds "the new single on RCA records and tapes". The sound is listenable but there is much tape hiss all the way through and also a grating noise, which may well ruin it for you perfectionists! Also includeds "Round and Round" as an encore and one of the few gigs to include "This Boy".
Track Listing... 01-Ode To Joy. 02-Hang On To Yourself. 03-Ziggy Stardust. 04-The Supermen. 05-Queen Bitch. 06-Song For Bob Dylan. 07-Starman. 08-Changes. 09-Five Years. 10-Space Oddity. 11-Andy Warhol. 12-Amsterdam. 13-I Feel Free. 14-Moonage Daydream. 15-I Can't Explain. 16-White Light White Heat. 17-Suffragette City
Rating out of 10: 4 to 5 in places.
After "Ode To Joy" Bowie comes on stage and says "Good evening, alright i'm David Bowie these are the Spiders from Mars and this is some of our rock" and then they blast out "Hang On To Yourself". RCA flew some journalists from USA to attend this gig. With Bowie achieving rave reviews. On this upload there is a lot of tape hiss and when Bowie talks it is hard to hear what he is actually saying in places. Anyway a piece of history to be had!
Re-1971 09 25 Aylesbury Aylesbury `71. I am looking to upload the Savage jaw version of this. I won't do it direct from the master as it will be shit as i have a deaf ear LOL. But this will be re-upped soon.
Re- 1972 05 06 Kingston Live At Kingston Polytechnic. I am trying to find another source to re-up this as i don't have a silver to it. This was how i downloaded it. It may take some time. I will keep you informed in further updates.
These are the gigs to follow: 1972 07 15 Aylesbury I Can`t Explain. 1972 07 18 Aylesbury This Boy. 1972 08 19 Rainbow Starman Over The Rainbow. 1972 08 20 Rainbow The Magic Theatre.
Which will then take us onto the first US Tour of Autumn 1972.
Track Listing... 01-Ode To Joy. 02-Hang Onto Yourself. 03-Ziggy Stardust. 04-Life On Mars. 05-The Supermen. 06-Starman. 07-Changes. 08-Five Years. 09-Space Oddity. 10-Andy Warhol. 11-Amsterdam. 12-I Feel Free. 13-Moonage Daydream. 14-White Light White Heat. 15-Waiting For The Man. 16-Sweet Jane. 17-Suffragette City.
Rating out of 10: 6.
What can be said about this gig that hasn't already! Bowie became a star, something he worked for nearly 10 years for. This is the complete gig with Lou Reed on vocals on "White Light White Heat". "Waiting For The Man" and "Sweet Jane". The quality of this is good and listenable, well worth a download.
Track Listing... 01-Intro. 02-Hang Onto Yourself. 03-Ziggy Stardust. 04-The Supermen. 05-Queen Bitch. 06-Song For Bob Dylan. 07-Starman. 08-Changes. 09-Five Years. 10-Space Oddity. 11-Andy Warhol. 12-Amsterdam. 13-I Feel Free. 14-Moonage Daydream. 15-White Light White Heat. 16-Suffragette City. 17-Waiting For The Man.
Rating out of 10: 5.
This one comes just 2 days before the release of the album "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" and roughly 6 weeks after the release of "Starman" as a single. The Bowie/Ziggy momentum was gradualy gathering pace by now. Within weeks bowie's world would change. The whole gig here, and again they played "I Feel Free". The crowd for this gig is estimated at about 2000-3000 or in Pimm's book 700. The quality of this is not that good, it's very boomy and quite far back. Anyway if you are a completist like me then you want.
Track Listing... 01-Hang On To Yourself. 02-Ziggy Stardust. 03-The Supermen. 04-Queen Bitch. 05-Song For Bob Dylan. 06-Changes. 07-Starman. 08-Five Years. 09-Space Oddity. 10-Andy Warhol. 11-Amsterdam. 12-I Feel Free. 13-Moonage Daydream. 14-White Light White Heat. 15-Gotta Get A Job/Hot Pants. 16-Suffragette City. 17-Rock N Roll Suicide. 18-Waiting For The Man.
Rating out of 10: 6.
This is the complete gig, unlike the "LIve In England '71" boot. The sound on this is actuall very good. You can't hear the audience much until Space Oddity, in which some laugh as Bowie tries to do the lift off. And then there is a lot of applause at the end of it too. All in all a very good early Ziggy show. Well worth a download. Bowie on song and a tight band, excellent.
Track Listing... 01-Fill Your Heart (2:36). 02-Buzz The Fuzz (3:01). 03-Space Oddity (4:18). 04-Amsterdam (3:08). 05-The Supermen (2:44). 06-Oh! You Pretty Things (3:12). 07-Eight Line Poem (2:47). 08-Changes (3:43). 09-Song For Bob Dylan (3:53). 10-Andy Warhol (2:47). 11-Queen Bitch (3:01). 12-Looking For A Friend (3:15). 13-Round And Round (3:23). 14-Waiting For The Man (3:53).
Ratting out of 10: 6. Here is a transcription of what was said during gig... Announcer: "Just a little bit, get closer, alright ok. Now let's have a very warm Friars Aylesbury reception for a very rare appearance of David Bowie."
David Bowie: "Thank you Peter, good evening, hello, this is Michael Ronson, he's a guitarist who works with me a lot, get yourselves sat down. (tunes guitar).
"We'll have a band on a bit later for this, but we'll do some solo things first if we can slowly... Anybody who has seen me before knows that I don't do many gigs and this is one of the few exceptions. So we're gonna start slowly till we get the hang of it again coz we're not used to it. The first song is called FILL YOUR HEART and is by an American gentleman called Biff Rose. Can I have something to drink. Thank you ok. Are you gonna get a bit nearer (talking to Ronson laughing). To the mike (sarcastically)."
Mick Ronson: "Hello."
David Bowie: "Yeah, that's it. As you all know it's a long way down, anyway I'm back again."
(PLAYS 'FILL YOUR HEART').
David Bowie: "Thanks very much. We didn't know what kind of songs to do tonight, so we just decided to endeavour to sing the kind of songs that we'll hope you'll enjoy. It's what we call entertainment, we want to entertain you. Entertain you it's an old word, we want to make you happy coz we want to be happy doing them. The next one to follow that is also another Biff Rose number. I'm a bit keen on his songs I think they are very good, very funny. He's a very overrated (laughs) underrated songwriter, sorry Biff, and he's been working in America for about 5 years and nobody over here is buying his records and not many people in America seem to either and the album this comes from is called THE THORN IN MRS ROSES SIDE and it's a good album to buy it's called BUZZ THE FUZZ and it's a Los Angeles song."
(PLAYS 'BUZZ THE FUZZ').
David Bowie: "Ta (intro to SPACE ODDITY) This is one of my own that we get over with as soon as possible."
(PLAYS 'SPACE ODDITY').
David Bowie: "Thank you. That's very good of you, thank you. This is a... a... I want to go to another um, number by another songwriter yet again. It's by a French composer called Jacques Brel, who was writing a long time ago and he wrote this song about 15 years ago and it was called PORT OF AMSTERDAM, it was true then, it's not untrue now, meaning insufficient. If we're I haven't been up very long, you see I'm very bad at getting up, always been bad at getting up haven't you? Terrible. When I was at school my mother could only get me up. She found out the trick of getting me up, she would put on a black dress and sit on the bed and cry. I'd be up like a shot. Enough of this frivolity. This is the Jacques Brel number anyway called PORT OF AMSTERDAM."
PLAYS 'PORT OF AMSTERDAM'.
David Bowie: "Thank you very much indeed. We thought it'd be nice to bring the boys on to do this gig with us before we go off to America in a few months. We're going to America, the land of subways. The subways are rather like the Underground, you still get lots of people who wait for hours for the train, they all have that thing of going to the edge of the platform and looking down into a tunnel. I don't know what they expect to come out? Do they expect something other than a train to come out of it? You have to be a sadist or a masochist to take the subway in America, coz if you go on in a crowd within 5 or 10 minutes somebody's got a good grip on you (in an American accent) 'Stay on 3 more stops and I'll give you 50 cents', it's really quite grim and they've got a Miss Subway contest, see, and I think you only condition for entry is you have to look as though you've been hit by one from some of the entries we saw when we was out there. Anyway that's where we're going America. Land of the living, land of the dead. - Land of the dead, they've got lots murders, killings as you've probably read about in the papers. That crime wave and it's kind of inbred in them to murder and kill and kike a family man will get into a car and drive at 90, bumper to bumper on long stretches of motorway, they come up with original ways of killing people, you read reports of old man battered to death weapon believed to have been Durex filled with ball bearings. That's not the only problem you see coz you've got the apartments problem as well, because you just can't get an apartment. I stayed in quite a nice one whilst I was there, all couples no women and I wouldn't say ?????? island. I don't know if any of you know America at all, not exactly quite, but I took 13 showers for excitement. One evening somebody comes and says I'm really sorry I'm afraid I have some very bad news for you, your grandmother has died. Oh that's awful, has her apartment gone yet, did she die with central heating, really terrible. Anyway we're going there later. They should be on now, are you on, this is SUPERMEN. This is one from an album that we did last year, which sold like hot cakes in Beckenham and no where else. It's called THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD that's the name of the album and this is one of the numbers off it called SUPERMEN."
PLAYS 'THE SUPERMEN'.
David Bowie: "Thank you. That is Woody Woodmansey, that is Trevor Bolder, they play with me. We're gonna have a pianist on in a few moments. I'll just get this up coz I don't need it down again, hang on. This is a number I wrote for myself and for the album and somebody else did it, I won't say anymore, we'll do it anyway."
PLAYS 'OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS'. PLAYS 'EIGHT LINE POEM'.
David Bowie: "Thank you. This is where we get Tom Parker on stage, ex Animal. Tom will take over piano and play it properly for the rest of the evening. The first thing we're gonna do with Tom is one in which I don't know the guitar chords so I'll stand here like a twit, like used to singing like one. ??? called CHANGES a new one from the album."
David Bowie: "Presumptuousness of the songwriter is that he feels he can pick on anybody, I'm no exception, but this is not a picking song it's just about somebody, it's called SONG FOR BOB DYLAN."
PLAYS 'SONG FOR BOB DYLAN'.
David Bowie: "Thank you, thanks very much. That was written during a spate of people songs. I got hung up on writing about people, these kind of well known figures and what they stood for. I believe very much in the media of the streets, street messages and one of the leaders in that field is a man called Andy Warhol and this is, this is about him it's called ANDY WARHOL."
PLAYS 'ANDY WARHOL'.
David Bowie: "This is one with the band again. It's the third in a series of people songs I did. This one is about a friend of mine in America called Lou Reed, who's the singer with a band out there called Velvet Underground who aren't that well known (audience cheer) yes they are sorry, sorry very well known band over here called Velvet Underground, they don't know about them in Beckenham I tell ya. Anyway Lou is very funny, outrageously funny and this is a song for Lou and it's called QUEEN BITCH."
PLAYS 'QUEEN BITCH'. PLAYS 'LOOKING FOR A FRIEND'.
David Bowie: "Thank you, this is our last number. Thank you very much."
PLAYS 'ROUND AND ROUND'.
David Bowie: "Thank you very much, thank you."
(Audience cheer for encore)
Announcer: "David Bowie, come on let's ?????"
David Bowie: "This is one thank God you'll probably appreciate not being in Beckenham, are you ready Mick? It's a Velvet Underground number, it's called WAITING FOR THE MAN."
PLAYS 'WAITING FOR THE MAN'.
This is from my own master of this gig. It has been and still is in my possession. It was also filmed but that has never showed up as yet! The sound isn't bad considering it's age and is very listenable. Mr B is in fine form with some excellent singing and the band play very well. This is the only gig from the pre Ziggy days that has turned up with the exception of the BBC sessions and various demos and outtakes.
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