Being a teenager and living in England was a strange experience at times. The world seemed to dip into black and white at times. 3 day weeks, powercuts, my dad losing his job as the London docks were closed, The miners strikes and worse of all Thatcher getting into power at the end of the decade. The one thing that brought joy and colour into our lives was the music. The undisputed king - or queen me dad might have said! - was David Bowie. with this album he hit a peak where he remained until the 80's really. I love this album. As soon as you listen to the first track, 5 years, you are hooked. Its a fantastic ride and the great guitar riffs of Mick Ronson help things along gloriously. The music dips and sways between the emotional , 5 years, rock and roll suicide. To the joyful starman, soul love and moonage daydream. Give it a go people. Listen to a man who is right up there with the beatles and the stones as being a legend of British popular music.