I wish I had kicked things off with this much earlier; it's a special track.
I'm not a David Bowie fan. I have a few things here and there, but I am rather superficial in my appreciation for his catalog. In fact, I can count on one hand the things I like. Ziggy Stardust is one of them, and Bauhaus do a better version, bar none.
That may be the sound of a heretic you hear when you are exposed to this truth, but that's how I see it. Bauhaus deliver a better version, one with a hell of a lot more passion and fire.
This release came in October of 1982 as Bauhaus began to wind down, cease functioning as a band, and fall apart. Recorded during sessions for the BBC, these tracks have always been favorites, particularly their version of Third Uncle. I love the design and sensibility of a Bauhaus release; their artwork was superb, always.