Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!
Yesterday's Sunday Telegraph Magazine here in the UK had a four-page-spread preview (see above) of the Moonage Daydream book that we first told you about over a year ago. (05/01/01 NEWS: MOONAGE DAYDREAM - THE DETAILS & 08/08/01 NEWS: MOONAGE DAYDREAM UNVEILED) The book is now available to order in two different editions, including a beautiful leather bound version of only 250 copies which includes an exclusive print signed by Mick Rock.
All of the books contain the page illustrated below, which is signed by both David Bowie and Mick Rock, and apart from many previously unreleased pictures from Mick's library of 6,000 shots of Ziggy, (many of which Mick has managed to keep secret until now) David himself has written some 15,000 words especially for Moonage Daydream. Having been privileged to see a dummy copy of the book, I can tell you that he does give some fascinating insights into the period, and the pictures are just astonishing.
Here are a couple of David's captions from the book that the Sunday Telegraph used in their piece.
"When the TV series Bewitched went into colour in the late 1960s, for some strange reason Samantha occasionally wore tiny tattoos on her face. I thought it looked really odd, but inspired. So I used a little anchor on my face myself for the 'John, I'm Only Dancing' Video."
So now you know. Perhaps the anchor would be an appropriate little motif for Sailor to re-adopt. The next caption I've taken from the Sunday Telegraph piece justifies pretty well why I have had the little sticker, that I've posted below, in my collection for close on thirty years. OK, it may have seemed a tenuous link to Bowie at the time, but now everybody wants one! };-)
"The flash on the original Ziggy set was taken from the "High Voltage" sign that was stuck on any box containing dangerous amounts of electricity. I was not a little peeved when Kiss purloined it. Purloining, after all, was my job."
Good stuff eh? This truly is a fantastic publication, and I'm sure the limited edition of the book will go very quickly indeed. Click on any of the images above to take you to Genesis Publications? Moonage Daydream ordering page, and go