“I’m Street side out with my ear to the crowd”
Five Years ago (pun intended) we featured top-hole record producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Suede, Peter Doherty), when he chose Ziggy Stardust for Danny Baker’s Great Album Showdown on BBC4, back in February 2013.
Explaining that the 1972 classic was the first LP he ever bought, he then went on to describe the record as life-changing: “I was captivated”. Street also pointed out that the musicians he has worked with over the years have a love of Bowie’s music in common.
Baker was in agreement with Street’s ‘life-changing’ theory when he suggested of Ziggy Stardust: “It seems absurd in these days to talk about an LP that could culturally change everything. But it did.“
Now Mr Street has given the reworked Zeroes (2018) the thumbs up on Twitter:
“Actually, the 2018 version of Zeroes is more than 'pretty good'. It is a major overhaul that completely puts the original version in the shade. Great work by all involved. Boy, what would I give to have been able to work on this!”
FOOTNOTE: Today’s lyric quotation is from the song Sweet Head, a song first released as a bonus track on the 1990 Rykodisc issue of Ziggy Stardust, appropriately enough.
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