Saturday Man.

Updated: May 25, 2021

Saturday Man is about the unglamourous side of my tribute work. 30 years of being on the road and paying tribute to David Bowie's character Ziggy Stardust for 15 of them was far from an easy ride for me at times.


Like other musicians I lead a very different lifestyle to most people, which involved working at weekends, Saturday nights in particular which is why I called the song Saturday Man.


Originally when I started in 1993 I only ever wanted to pay tribute to Ziggy Stardust as it was that character of David's that no longer existed and I wanted to bring it back. I had to be very persuaded and talked to by the band to actually put on a conventional suit and pay tribute to the different eras. To be honest I never really set out to do that at all.


The moon dogs I sing about in the song are the demon like motivational like spirits that keep telling me that performing was the reason for being here and whether I liked it or not this is what I had to do.


This is the first time I've ever played a saxophone solo on a track. It's very limited but it's actually ok. For me the song's like a painting of all those late nights and endless thousands of miles travelling to gigs, feeling like death warmed up a lot of the time. It's another rock n Roll song with once again no conventional guitar solos done intentionally.




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