19. "Holy Holy"
Bowie first recorded "Holy Holy" with the future members of the Spiders From Mars shortly after the Man Who Sold the World sessions. It totally stiffed as a single, but Bowie still believed in the track and re-cut a year later during the Ziggy Stardust sessions. It's a huge improvement on the original, significantly faster and with drastically improved guitar parts by Mick Ronson. Few songs in Bowie's catalog are as directly T. Rex-inspired, as this and the lyrics show a clear fascination with Aleister Crowley.