hate to say it but ‘Solid Air’, I got totally stuck on ‘Sunday’s Child’, and then moved on to ‘Bless the Weather’, bits of ‘Inside Out’, ‘One World’, and then moved out of JM orbit (at least for now).
Surrealistic Pillow (GET THEE TO BAXTER’S!)
Ziggy Stardust (a true bypass, have no opinion on it musically whatsoever, I think it’s for other kids, other scenes, other threads, other stuffy brightly lit pavilions. there’s just such a strong sense of communion between star and fans with that one that I feel I can’t break in. I’m left outside the big top only catching shadows, but maybe that’s ok.)
stupefied by Solid Air feelings. Inside Out is the one I can never get into.
Agree re Surrealistic (except for "Today" and whichever single it is on that album - "White Rabbit"?) being markedly less compelling than Baxter's, from the cover to the Grace songs.
And yes re. Ziggy. Just seems completely locked in whatever that moment was. The Ziggy played guitar one is neatly epic and 'Suffragette City' grooves, but what is it - meaning any individual part thereof and the Whole Thing - about? Haven't a clue. Not sure how anyone had a clue, back in the day when there was no internet with fan sites doing ultra-detailed exegesis and annotation. Why was pretending to be an imaginary rock band any kind of interesting thing to do?