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 su***de, 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 Su***de live at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. Taken from Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture. Watch more live videos from...