Dangerous Minds | Deconstructing ‘Moonage Daydream’: Hear David Bowie in the Studio 1971
Great history and breakdown of what is, arguably, Bowie’s greatest Ziggy-era moment:
David Bowie first released “Moonage Daydream” under the project name Arnold Corns, which was one of Bowie’s side interests, a group set up for 19-year-old dress designer Freddie Burrettia to front. The original band had been assembled in Dulwich College, the name inspired by Pink Floyd’s song “Arnold Layne”, and when Bowie agreed to write some songs for Burrettia in 1971, he revived Arnold Corns, with his regular line-up of Mick Ronson (guitar), Trevor Bolder (bass), Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey (drums), with Bowie and Freddie on vocals.
Here’s my acoustic version. The church of man, love, is such a holy place to be!