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The Man Who Sold the World is the third studio album by David Bowie. The
album was Bowie's first with the nucleus of what would become the “Spiders
from Mars”, the backing band made famous by The Rise and Fall of Ziggy
Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.

Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most
intents and purposes, was the beginning of David Bowie's classic period.
Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first
time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on
the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen. The mix is off-center,
with the fuzz-bass dominating the compressed, razor-thin guitars and
Bowie's strangled, affected voice. The sound of The Man Who Sold the World is
odd, but the music itself is bizarre, with Bowie's weird, paranoid futuristic
tales melded to Ronson's riffing and the band's relentless attack. Musically,
there isn't much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World - it is almost all
hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock - but there's an unsettling edge to
the band's performance, which makes the record one of Bowie's best albums.

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