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Those of a certain Glam vintage might enjoy this (if you have Spotify). It's an absolute blast. Even if you don't play it, just click on the link and look at the magnificent material included.

 

By way of an explanation, here's the accompanying text I was sent:

 

"Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis is active on facebook and just posted below.  Alexis Petridist  9fo11ch5n3i0s88oarh92d

 
Right, so, because I clearly have nothing better to do with my time, I did this: a Spotify playlist of every British glam rock hit between 1970 and 1975, in chronological order. The rules:
 
1. Discounted anything that was by an ostensibly glam artist that wasn't audibly glam (a lot of second-wave low glam artists just started making singles that sounded like old rock and roll records eg, Mud's rotten version of Buddy Holly's Oh Boy).
2. Didn't bother with proto-glam stuff eg. Instant Karma!, I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds, Revolution by The Beatles: Ride A White Swan is the starting point.
3. Narrow(ish) definition of glam eg. no bands that emerged in the weird post-glam, pre-punk space of 1975 like Fox or Sailor, much as I adore Fox and Sailor with every fibre of my being.
4. No album tracks that weren't actually hit singles, so no Benny And The Jets, When You Rock And Roll With Me, Sebastian or Tumbling Down by Cockney Rebel etc.
5. I know David Essex isn't really glam but - frankly - f*** off: Rock On is one of the greatest singles ever made and fully glam in intent and Stardust is, I think inadvertently, one of THE great eulogies for the waning of glam.
6. I put it to you that the music on here from 1972 and 1973 unequivocally represents the best British pop music ever made and, quite possibly, the pinnacle of all human achievement.
7. I might expand this list to include album tracks, The New York Dolls, junkshop glam etc. later, but I quite like it as it is: SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS of what would have been blaring out of transistor radios and Top Of The Pops.
 
Anyway. Happy new year. Low glam forever. xxx "
 
 

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On 04/01/2022 at 09:37, wearysmith said:

Those of a certain Glam vintage might enjoy this (if you have Spotify). It's an absolute blast. Even if you don't play it, just click on the link and look at the magnificent material included.

 

By way of an explanation, here's the accompanying text I was sent:

 

"Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis is active on facebook and just posted below.  Alexis Petridist  9fo11ch5n3i0s88oarh92d

 
Right, so, because I clearly have nothing better to do with my time, I did this: a Spotify playlist of every British glam rock hit between 1970 and 1975, in chronological order. The rules:
 
1. Discounted anything that was by an ostensibly glam artist that wasn't audibly glam (a lot of second-wave low glam artists just started making singles that sounded like old rock and roll records eg, Mud's rotten version of Buddy Holly's Oh Boy).
2. Didn't bother with proto-glam stuff eg. Instant Karma!, I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds, Revolution by The Beatles: Ride A White Swan is the starting point.
3. Narrow(ish) definition of glam eg. no bands that emerged in the weird post-glam, pre-punk space of 1975 like Fox or Sailor, much as I adore Fox and Sailor with every fibre of my being.
4. No album tracks that weren't actually hit singles, so no Benny And The Jets, When You Rock And Roll With Me, Sebastian or Tumbling Down by Cockney Rebel etc.
5. I know David Essex isn't really glam but - frankly - f*** off: Rock On is one of the greatest singles ever made and fully glam in intent and Stardust is, I think inadvertently, one of THE great eulogies for the waning of glam.
6. I put it to you that the music on here from 1972 and 1973 unequivocally represents the best British pop music ever made and, quite possibly, the pinnacle of all human achievement.
7. I might expand this list to include album tracks, The New York Dolls, junkshop glam etc. later, but I quite like it as it is: SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS of what would have been blaring out of transistor radios and Top Of The Pops.
 
Anyway. Happy new year. Low glam forever. xxx "
 
 

A shame the paedophile made it into the list - we shouldn't really be listening to anything from Mr Gadd!

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Dana Winner

Leona Lewis

Paloma Faith

Matt Monro

 

All on YouTube 

 

I just started to listen to Monro during the first covid lock down and he’s got a nice voice, for me he’s a better singer than Frank Sinatra.

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16 hours ago, swarfendor437 said:

A shame the paedophile made it into the list - we shouldn't really be listening to anything from Mr Gadd!

Try and see Glamned on at a club near you soon, covid permitting 

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16 hours ago, swarfendor437 said:

A shame the paedophile made it into the list - we shouldn't really be listening to anything from Mr Gadd!

Against my better judgement I played a request by the Bar Staff of a local club at New Years Eve for a Gxxx Gxxxxx tune, no one seems to care anymore although I only introduced the title ,forgot to say who was singing it, just in case it kicked off.

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Loved GG's material when I was a kid. Fun stuff which we all dug in class - boys & girls alike. Hated his crimes, naturally, but his music I retain a nostalgic affection for. 

That is not to say I think his crimes are forgivable. 

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Like being back in the Silver Blades ice rink.

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It was typical of the day to buy a hits album that was literally that ,an album full of hits not fillers. I think i have the full set of that series great listening .

 

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On 14/01/2022 at 16:57, wearysmith said:

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Like being back in the Silver Blades ice rink.

Some cracking songs in that top 20, Happy days. Think I've got a 'Top of the pops' album with almost the same listings!

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3 hours ago, mike-s said:

Some cracking songs in that top 20, Happy days. Think I've got a 'Top of the pops' album with almost the same listings!

I do think that the early 70s was a wonderful time to be a teenager, especially when speaking of popular/chart music. Of course there was dross, but not that much was horrendous.

I would never want to be 'that guy' who says all today's music is crap because obviously that's not true - it just feels that way 😀  . I just hope today's teenagers get as much fun out of their musical era as I did back in mine. 

Alright pop-pickers? Not 'arf!

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Camel - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2018

 

CAMEL-ICE (Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2018) - YouTube

 

A band I've been into since the 70's but only discovered this video by pure chance. Hell I thought they'd hung up their guitars years ago! I've now bought the Blu-Ray of this concert and have been in tears ever since. Jeez - music can move me big time. Only Andy Latimer, the founding guitarist, remains but what a band he's assembled around him. The guy who introduces this song and play the keyboards is totally blind!!!

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15 hours ago, Victor Meldrew said:

Camel - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2018

 

CAMEL-ICE (Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2018) - YouTube

 

A band I've been into since the 70's but only discovered this video by pure chance. Hell I thought they'd hung up their guitars years ago! I've now bought the Blu-Ray of this concert and have been in tears ever since. Jeez - music can move me big time. Only Andy Latimer, the founding guitarist, remains but what a band he's assembled around him. The guy who introduces this song and play the keyboards is totally blind!!!

I was in a band in Sheffield in the 70s, we used part of Camels 'The snow goose' as the intro to our set. Saw them live a couple of times, really good band.

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