This women's t-shirt has the famous "Diamond Dogs" logo on it. This would be his first album without his backing band, The Spiders from Mars. And more importantly guitarist Mick Ronson, Mick Ronson helped create the Glam Rock sound that David Bowie was known for and will always be remembered for. Which led Bowie to play guitar on "Diamond Dogs" David Bowie also self-produced this album, although he would later bring in producer Tony Visconti for some additional help. It was stated that his guitar playing was amateurish but excellent. This album was also where he started moving on from the Glam Rock sound.
Although "Ziggy Stardust" and "Aladin Sane" would make appearances on the record, a new character was introduced, "Halloween Jack." This record at the time was seen as a bit disjointed, as it had the Glam rock sound and a new funky sound, which would become more prevalent in David bowie's next record, "Young Americans." The album featured the single "Rebel Rebel," which went to number one on the U.K. charts and 5 on the U.S. charts. Bowie was confused as he knew he didn't want to be defined by the Glam Rock movement but was also confused about which direction to go in.
In 1973 he conducted an interview with William S. Burroughs. The famous Beat poet and writer known for the books "Junky" and " Naked Lunch" who was known for his unorthodox writing style by cutting up words and phrases, putting them in a hat, and pulling them out to be his primary way of writing. Bowie was so taken by that that he used that process for Diamond dogs. This is amazing because even though the album was considered disjointed at the time, the writing was very cohesive. After its release, although disjointed, the critics stated that even though it was a commercial success, it was underrated. They compared the underratedness to the record " The Man Who Sold The World," which would be made famous by Nirvana.
Nirvana played it during their famous unplugged special that was released on MTV and subsequently would be released on the cd of the same name.
David Bowie is possibly the most renowned cult figure in Rock and Roll. He was a shapeshifter whose sound was constantly evolving and commercially successful during most of these forever-changing personas.
Today's music would never allow that type of constant change as only a handful of artists have been able to stay relevant as their music evolved.
David Bowie was a fashion Icon, A gifted musician, a visionary, and a great producer. Although he always stated he was nervous about his ever-evolving sounds and personas, it also showed he was human, and I think that resonated with fans, which is why he is a legend.
This shirt is made of 100% Cotton.
Color: Purple and Gold