Friday 5: What 5 David Bowie Jams Are Musts For Metalheads?


Happy Friday, MetalSucks reader! Welcome to MetalSucks Friday 5, our awesome series that appears every Friday (duh) on MetalSucks (duhh) and involves the quantity of five (duhhh).

Here’s how it works: A list of best/worst/weirdest/whatever five somethings is posted by one of your beloved MetalSucks contributors or by one of our buds (like you!). Then you, our cherished reader, checks it out, has a chuckle, then chimes in with a list of the same. No sweat, just whatever springs to mind, k? (Just like that movie about those losers working at a Chicago record store!) After all, it’s Friday — the day dedicated by the gods to mindless, fun time-wasting. 

Here we go!



What five David Bowie jams must be experienced by every metal dude?


Anso DF, MetalSucks senior editor



“Life On Mars?”
from Hunky Dory (RCA) | 1971
What’s to know
 Even alienation is an asset.

“Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show

“Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show

“Is there life on Mars?”


“Thru These Architect’s Eyes”
from Outside (RCA) | 1995
What’s to know
The world is big, a life is long. Observe.

“Cold winter bleeds on the girders of babel
This stone boy watching the crawling land
Rings of flesh and the towers of iron
The steaming caves and the rocks and the sand”


“Fantastic Voyage”
from Lodger (RCA) | 1979
What’s to know
 Not even a personal attack should be taken personally.

“It’s a very modern world,
but nobody is perfect
It’s a moving world
But that’s no reason to shoot some of those missiles
Think of us as fatherless scum
It won’t be forgotten
‘Cause we’ll never say anything nice again, will we?”


“Hang On To Yourself”
from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (RCA) | 1972
What’s to know
You are the only you. Don’t rob us of that.

“Come on, come on, we’ve really got a good thing going
Well come on, well come on, if you think we’re gonna make it
You better hang on to yourself”


“Strangers When We Meet”
from Outside (RCA) | 1995
What’s to know
“Even the saddest day is beautiful.” – Andrew WK

“Steely resolve is falling from me
My poor soul, all bruised passivity
All your regrets ride rough-shod over me
I’m so glad that we’re strangers when we meet.”


Your turn! Have a great wknd!

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