The listener who adores the progressive rock of the '70s would have a soft spot for guitarist Dave Black. Some covet the solitary LP created by Kestrel, a Newcastle combo that featured Black's soloing served alongside Mellotron noodles cooked by John Cook. Then there's the badge of honor, being picked to replace lead guitarist Mick Ronson in one of the trendiest backup bands of that era, Spiders from Mars. Associated with Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona, the band also bashed out a few recordings on its own, including hammering out a single two years in a row. Yet in true adherence to the hit-and-miss nature of Bowie's own career, Spiders from Mars was a group unable to really peek out from behind its frontman.