Review by Tony Dillard
Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams focuses on the early years of Bowie’s career. From having to change his name in order not to be confused with a member of the Monkees all the way through the creation of Bowie’s personas of Ziggy Stardust and later Aladdin Sane, this is a whirlwind history of the early days of glam rock.
Helping Michael Allred with research and co-scripting duties is Steve Horton (Amala’s Blade). Horton does a great job introducing the reader to the entire lineup of the pioneers of glam. But it’s Allred’s talented hand that brings heavenly icons such as the late Bowie as well as Marc Nolan, Mick Ronson and Freddie Mercury back to life. With such a large cast of characters, especially in those large group scenes, a ‘Who’s Who’ in the appendices would have been appreciated.
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