Bowie Resurrects Ziggy Stardust (Kind Of) For Colbert Report No-Show – Watch

Talk about meta rock’n’roll. As much as Daft Punk or Deadmau5 could send any old roadie in a helmet to play their shows for them and The Polyphonic Spree planned to have franchise pop choirs playing their shows for them in every city, none can touch the Great Dame Bowie in terms of twisting pop’s process. No-one expected him to turn up himself to perform his new single ‘Lazarus’ on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, but instead he sent Michael C Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) and the cast of the off-Broadway play of the same name that Bowie has been working on – to play a song that’s amongst the greatest throwbacks to Ziggy Stardust of his latter era. Drenched in gospel noir and redolent of ‘Rock’n’Roll Suicide’ and ‘Moonage Daydream’, the show found Hall playing on Bowie’s sardonic 70s charisma, casually dropping lines like “I used up all my money/I was looking for your ass”. We think it’s a modern Bowie classic, what do you think?