Samira Ahmed on Space Oddity - Part 1

Feb 22, 2019, 02:33 PM

It's back to 1969, and a repeat appearance on Albumtoalbum for Space Oddity, the second full-length Bowie LP and with me to discuss all things Oddity-esque is BBC Radio 4 presenter and journalist Samira Ahmed. In this revealing chat - again, a here a two-parter - Samira explains her love of Bowie, her particular love of this album, the influence it had on her as a young Asian child growing up in 1970s Britain and the effect it had on her peers - something she documented to fascinating effect on her Radio 4 programme "I Dressed Ziggy Stardust" in which a number of Asian women recounted their experiences of Bowie's music and style impacting on their lives. As well as that, Samira takes us on a tour through the first half of this landmark record, throwing in plenty of piquant observations, fascinating facts and insights into what made Bowie someone who "got inside my brain and messed with it - in the most wonderful way"

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You can check out Samira's programme here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r91qk