Stewart Lee on Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’: “It makes me feel physically sick throughout”

The comedian reviewed the album after listening to it for the first time

Comedian Stewart Lee has reviewed David Bowie‘s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ after listening to it for the first time.

Claiming that he ‘never really got Bowie,’ Stewart says he may have been an era too late to truly appreciate the artist.

Writing for Ruth and Martin’s album club, Lee said “I don’t like it to be honest. I’m told it’s supposed to be about an alien who becomes a pop star but I can’t make head or tail of the story.”


He continued, “I don’t really like this whole album much. I have a quite visceral response to it. It makes me feel physically sick throughout and I’ve not enjoyed living with it.”

Ruth and Martin’s album club invites a special guest every week to listen to a critically acclaimed album for the first time and then review it.

Stewart Lee is next appearing at his curated ATP 2.0 festival, held in Pontins holiday camp, Prestatyn, North Wales from April 15-17, 2016.

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