THE BLACK HOLE KIDS is an unfinished David Bowie song from the Ziggy period that Bowie described as "fascinating".
The song appears to be among half a dozen fragments that were being reworked with a view for release in 2002 (to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust album).
"I'm going to include an old song [for a proposed soundtrack] called "Blackhole Kids," which is fabulous. I have no idea why it wasn't on the original [Ziggy Stardust] album. Maybe I forgot."
The project, however, was shelved and the song remains unheard.
Some of David Bowie's ideas surrounding the Ziggy Stardust story became apparent from a conversation he had with William Burroughs (in February 1974) and subsequently published in Rolling Stone. Bowie at this time was intending that the next incarnation of Ziggy Stardust would be a stage show / live theatre.
Although some might suggest that Ziggy was killed from suicide, or murdered by fans, or from an environmental apocalypse, Bowie explains to Burroughs that the end is actually when the infinites arrive. But the infinites he says "really are a black hole, but I’ve made them people because it would be very hard to explain a black hole onstage.”
- Adam Robert-Jones Dean, 2019
David Bowie performing Rock 'N' Roll Suicide live at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. Taken from Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture. Watch more live videos from...