Of all of David Bowie's personas Ziggy Stardust is probably his most famous. As a songwriter it is difficult to say when David Bowie reached his peak, but as a performer Ziggy takes the cake. With a theme that seems like something from an Ed Wood movie, Bowie manages to create an enduring masterpiece. How does he do this? Simple, the songs are great. 'Starman', 'Suffraget City', the title track and the rest of the album are instantly recognizable classics. It is amazing that an album this good could come from some one who at the time was also producing Mott The Hoople's All the Young Dudes, Lou Reed's Transformers, and Iggy and the Stooges Raw Power.