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TREE OF GAGA, BRANCH 1: Ziggy Stardust

TREE OF GAGA, BRANCH 1: Ziggy Stardust

The first Mother Monster. Bowie at this period predated The Rocky Horror Picture Show . He wasn’t about bending genders—he was post-gender before we were all using “post” as a cool prefix. Too bad the cocaine and fascist streak kind of ruined everything. But for a couple years, we called him the Diamond Dog and it actually felt like he answered.

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