Teenage Wildlife

Royal Festival Hall

London, England
July 08 1972

Tour: Ziggy Stardust Tours
Information: This Save the Whales benefit show is the climax of David's first major British tour. After introducing the opening acts (Marmalade and The JSD Band), compere Kenny Everett announces David as 'the second greatest thing - next to God' and David appears to the music of Beethoven's "Song To Joy", the "Clockwork Orange" theme. The show is a phenomenon - 'A STAR IS BORN' trumpets "Melody Maker".

Not least among the surprises is the first ever British performance by Lou Reed, who joins David and the Spiders for "White Light/White Heat", "Sweet Jane" and "Waiting For The Man". Bowie introduces Lou with "He's still playing, and he's now in England, and this is his very, very very first appearance anywhere in England - Lou Reed!"

Set List:
  1. Hang Onto Yourself
  2. Ziggy Stardust
  3. Life On Mars
  4. The Supermen
  5. Starman
  6. Changes
  7. Five Years
  8. Space Oddity
  9. Andy Warhol
  10. Amsterdam
  11. I Feel Free
  12. Moonage Daydream
  13. White Light White Heat
  14. Waiting For The Man
  15. Sweet Jane
  16. Suffragette City
Recent Comments: of all the different eras in Bowie's career ONSTAGE, the pooriest guitar work i would say is Ziggy era. Mick Ronson is the ultimate culprit, he is of course an excellent player, he is very talented and wild. However, i don't whether it's because of the technology at the time or he delibrately made the sound, the live guitar extemporaneous performance with Daivd was horrible, the entire ziggy ONSTAGE impression was destroyed by the noise!! It sounds terrible, wild but terrible, compareably, Pete Townshend's Who guitar was much audible, it was wild too but mellower and most importantly, organised. the Ziggy alnum was very good, but why Mick wanted the noise on stage?
Reginald (ccio23@yahoo.com)
england - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 08:22:50 (EDT)

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