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September 24th, 2012
For purists out there, let’s first off clear up that this compilation is properly titled, Paper Bag Records vs. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. (Can’t make a headline too long, y’know?)
As part of Paper Bag’s 10th anniversary celebration, the Toronto label has curated a tribute album to David Bowie’s classic 1972 album featuring 12 bands from the roster recreating the songs. Born Ruffians kick it off with “Five Years,” The Rural Alberta Advantage tackle “Starman,” Elliott Brood do the title track and Polaris nominees Yamantaka // Sonic Titan do “John, I’m Only Dancing,” which technically wasn’t on the album, and is listed as a bonus. Hear Slim Twig’s “It Ain’t Easy” below.
You can download the album here.
Born Ruffians – Five Years
Austra & CFCF – Soul Love
PS I Love You – Moonage Daydream
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Starman
Slim Twig – It Ain’t Easy
The Luyas – Lady Stardust
Cuff The Duke – Star
Young Galaxy – Hang On To Yourself
Elliott BROOD – Ziggy Stardust
The Acorn – Suffragette City
Woodhands – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan – John, I’m Only Dancing [Bonus Track]