David Bowie

David Bowie: Death is the New Black

January 22, 2016

  Timing is everything, and David Bowie couldn’t have timed it better if he made a deal with God or the Devil! Knowing how he works: if they indeed do exist, he negotiated with both and parlayed a horn gig at the gates to boot. From the very onset David Bowie tried and learned every […]

Read the full article →

The Mighty Plod Obscure Alternatives

May 8, 2013

The Mighty Plod | Martin Newell & The Band Everyone Refused     Martin Newell and the Mighty Plod should have been on par with say Bebop Deluxe as a 70s hit-maker. The song “Neo City” attests to Martin Newell’s voice as a cool glam rock vocalist. The instrumentation is leaning toward rock & roll […]

Read the full article →

Is Glam Rock Dead? Or Just Making Money

May 22, 2012

Is glam rock even a viable term in today’s music scene? Glam rock was assimilated by punk rock and so only exists in a form of mythology relating to the 1970s David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, Roxy Music and T-Rex era. Modern bands have used the visual aspects of many glam rock idioms without sometimes […]

Read the full article →

Lady Gaga Close No Cigar

May 9, 2012

  Lady Gaga is the epitome of glam rock to the current youth, but how much of what she does is “lifted from the past” In the 2010 Grammy Honors as well as costumes designed for her Monster Ball tour the look borrows heavily from 1970s glam to 1980s new romantic. From Jobriath and David […]

Read the full article →

Glam Rock all that will Glitter

October 7, 2010

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the UK in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter.[1] The flamboyant costumes and visual styles of glam performers were often camp […]

Read the full article →

Scottish Glam rock

May 24, 2010

Image via Wikipedia A little glam rock video from Glasgow Scotland of all places. The truth is some really hard cases have been lured into glam ideals of individuality and  gender questioning appearance. The social pressure to “conform” as in anyone who looks, acts, thinks different is to be feared,attacked or mocked.    We say right […]

Read the full article →