In 1972, David Bowie set out on his first US tour. He'd recently introduced the world to his Ziggy Stardust persona with
his top 5 album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' and had completed a hugely successful
UK tour. The Santa Monica concert, Davids first live US radio broadcast, was aired live on KMET in L.A. and was
immediately a fan bootleg favourite
The set list is compiled primarily from the 'Hunky Dory' and 'Ziggy Stardust' albums and features two covers, Jacques
Brel's My Death and the Velvet Underground's Waiting for the Man, alongside the awesome power of The Man Who
Sold The World centrepiece The Width Of A Circle (this version is a ten and a half minute sonic assault) and an Aladdin
Sane previewing The Jean Genie.
Accompanying David was The Spiders From Mars: Mick Ronson guitar, vocals, Trevor Bolder bass, Mick "Woody"
Woodmansey drums and Mike Garson piano
This is David Bowie at the pinnacle of his creative power in 1981 NME critics called it, (quite simply) ... the performers,
and one of rocks, best ever bootlegs