Sunday, April 19, 2009
Velvet Tinmine: 20-1970'S Junk Shop Glam Ravers and Glitterbest-20 Pre Punk and Glam Terrace Stompers
Thanks to Cosmic Hearse for letting me share this quality rip !
Lots of Cheese here 70"s Junk Shop Style with a sprinkle of Glitter and Builders wearing Lipstick.
This is a great comp if ever I heard one. I have a link to another volume called Glitterbest which I will fish out possibly later.Summer wouldn't be complete without this..play loud and STOMP like it is going out of fashion,this gets ten cheese points and a thumbs up from me..Rock On!!
Here is Review from Amazon
By A Customer
Arguably glam rock is the least regarded pop genre to emerge in the last 50 years or so (although folk rock might run it a close second) so how bad must be the glam rock records that bombed even when glam was king? The surprisng answer, after listening to this cheeky compilation, is actually not bad at all. The line notes are fun, and just the right side of tongue in cheek, to leave you unsure whether this entire project isn't meant as the most collosal joke. And yet, as is pointed out, these bands and tracks do represent some sort of pure pop ideal. They arrived overnight, no agenda, no tedious "development", no slick marketing (no marketing at all in some cases) and a do it yourself philosophy that is pure punk. The sleevenotes also give a scholarly history of glam, and the three "great" glam traditions: art school rock (David Bowie, T Rex, Roxy Music etc), the "Chinnichap" teeny bands (Suzi Quatro, Sweet) and most bizarrely, and disturbingly of all, the "brickies in mascara" phenomenon and the stomping "West Midlands Sound"(Slade, Mud). Junkshop examples of all three will be found on the compilation. I've always felt that glam rock principally developed to service the needs of the footwear industry. Viz, while wearing stack soles of any height, the wearer soon discovers that only two sorts of dancing are possible: a stepping forward and stepping back dance, and a dance where you stand still and stomp one foot on the ground. Glam tunes are perfect for these moves, but that is about all. I'm also reminded on the comment about the early 18th century "graveyard school" of English poets by Kenneth Clarke to the effect that within a few years of the fashion all possible combinations of owls, ivy and moonlight had been exhausted. Read the same for glam lyrics except substitute "rebels", "revolution" and "school". Overall, enormous fun and great for pricking the pomposity of muso-snob friends
Here's a link to the other volume I mentioned which is cool too...if you have links/rips to other volumes please post them in the comments.