The Drowned Girl

“After you get your hands on duck weed, everything makes you quack up.”

The Drowned Girl
“Once her pallid trunk had rotted beyond repair…”

What do gorilla drummers, Northeastern kids, and flat adverbs have in common? They’re all utterly unrelated to David Bowie’s “The Drowned Girl!”

Ballad Of The Adventurers

“He’s like an ancient version of Patti Smith.”


Baal returns to sing the prelude to his own death. We also talk about the Saddest Song Ever Written™, but this episode is mostly about the Holy Holy show last week! It’s “Ballad Of The Adventurers!”

Baal’s Hymn

“He wants the Young Bavarians.”

Vultures in the stormy sky
Baal can see the vultures in the stormy sky

Pull up a chair and have some vulture soup as we listen to “Baal’s Hymn!”

Alabama Song

“… And John Leguizamo in shortface.”

As made famous by The Doors, Bowie takes us back to the source, reviving Lotte Lenya’s rendition of this number. The Doors made drinking sound fun before we were legally allowed to imbibe the crazy water, but Bowie’s version reminds us more of what it’s really like to be drunk.

Plus we develop a conspiracy theory that Bowie planned this whole alphabetical exploration into his oeuvre from the beginning! Oh, don’t ask why! Just listen to this episode of From A To Ziggy!