A Journey Through the 12 Ages of David Bowie

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Aladdin Sane
A favorite of Halloween parties everywhere, and a sort of life after death for Ziggy, although Aladdin Sane lacked his predecessor’s defined personality and back story, representing Bowie’s ambiguity about the entire Ziggy experience, as well as the state of his career and his rising fame. The conflict found its representation in the lightning bolt down the middle of his face, an image that also referred to the mental conflict implied by the character’s name (we’re not sure about you, but it took us years to realize that “Aladdin Sane” was a pun on “A lad insane.”)