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Encyclopedia > Glam rock
Glam Rock
Stylistic origins
Cultural origins
1970s Britain.
Typical instruments
Mainstream popularity Largely popular in the United Kingdom during the 70s and varying levels of success in many developed nations.
Derivative forms Punk rock, Gothic rock, New Wave, Pub rock, J-Rock/Visual kei, Schaffel
Fusion genres
Glam metal, Glam punk
Other topics
Protopunk, Shock rock

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a rock music style that developed in the UK in the post-hippie early 1970s which was "performed by singers and musicians wearing outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots."[1] The flamboyant lyrics, costumes, and visual styles of glam performers were a campy, theatrical blend of nostalgic references to science fiction and old movies, all over a guitar-driven hard rock sound. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... Art rock is a term used to describe a subgenre of rock music with experimental or avant-garde influences that emphasizes novel sonic texture. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... Synth redirects here. ... A string instrument (or stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... Revival of the Pub Rock Scene made popular by Dire Straits and Elvis Costello. ... Japanese rock is the Japanese form of rock and roll music, often abbreviated to J-Rock or jrock, as J-Pop and jpop are used as an abbreviation of Japanese Pop. ... Malice Mizer, an example of visual kei during the 1990s. ... Schaffel (from a German word meaning shuffle) is a term used to describe a trend in progressive electronic music in which the time signatures are built in variations of 6/8, 12/8, 3/4, or 4/4 triplet feels. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Glam punk is glam rock and punk rock music. ... Protopunk is a term used to describe a number of performers who were important precursors of punk rock, or who have been cited by early punk rockers as influential. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... This article is about the genre. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Camp may mean: Gatherings of people: Campsite Temporary settlement of a band of foragers. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ...


Largely a British phenomenon, glam rock peaked during the early 1970s. The "most famous exponents" of the movement were "Gary Glitter, Marc Bolan, and the band Sweet." [2] Other influential performers include Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Roxy Music, Mud, Slade, Mott The Hoople, The Glitter Band and Suzie Quatro. Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who had a string of chart successes with a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the Leader of the Gang... Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 - 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him one of the most recognisable stars in British... Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an iconic English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed[1] March 2, 1942, is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1971 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Mud were an English glam rock band, formed in 1968, best remembered for their single Tiger Feet which was the UKs best-selling single of 1974. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ... Suzi Quatro is still a popular performer in 2006. ...

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Musical and visual style

Musically, glam rock was characterised by a combination of languid, narcotic ballads and raunchy, high-energy Rolling Stones–influenced rock. Lyrically, the genre's played on standard hedonistic pop/rock themes, but other underlying key subjects including classic literature, mythology, esoteric philosophy, history, science fiction and (apolitical) 'teenage revolution' (such as in T.Rex's "Children of the Revolution", Alice Cooper's "School's Out", Sweet’s "Teenage Rampage", and David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel"). This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the genre. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... T.Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelt T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Children of the Revolution was a #2 hit single in September 1972 for the British rock band T. Rex. ... For the movie that ended the first generation Degrassi series, see Schools Out (TV Movie) Schools Out was Alice Coopers 1972 effort. ... Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an iconic English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Rebel Rebel is a song by David Bowie, released in 1974 as a single and on the album Diamond Dogs. ...


Glam fans (usually referred to in the contemporary music press as "glitter kids") and performers distinguished themselves from earth-toned hippie culture with a deliberately "artificial" look. This was derived in large part from a fusing of transvestism with futurism. Evoking the glamour of 'Old Hollywood' whilst consciously wallowing in 1970s drug and sleaze success, the stars of Andy Warhol's films and his stage play Pork were crucially influential to the nascent glam movement. The Warhol coterie were provocatively camp, flamboyant, intelligent and sexually ambiguous. Mid-1960s Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick cultivated an androgynous, ultra-hedonistic image. For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... Look up artificial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A male dressed as a female. ... Futurism (or Futurist) may refer to: Futures studies, the philosophical or academic study of the medium to long-term future (also known as futurology). ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ... This is about the Arabic television series. ... Edith Minturn Edie Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971)[1] was an American actress, socialite, and heiress who starred in several of Andy Warhols short films in the 1960s. ...


With then-recent homosexual reforms in the United Kingdom and the militant Stonewall Riots for gay rights in the US, sexual ambiguity was briefly in vogue as an effective cultural "shock tactic". David Bowie caused a media uproar in 1972 when he told the UK press he was "gay." While glam rock denied traditional gender-representation, genuinely gay glam rock musicians were rare. The late Jobriath was amongst rock culture's first openly gay stars, while Queen's Freddie Mercury stayed mostly "in the closet". LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between New York City police officers and groups of gay and transgender people that began during the early... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Jobriath, 1974 Album Creatures of the Street Jobriath was the stage name of Bruce Wayne Campbell (December 14, 1946 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania - August 3, 1983) a glam rock singer of 1973 and 1974. ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... For the small enclosed storage space, also known as a cupboard, see closet. ...


Science fiction imagery was a core strand of glam rock's stylistic weave. Themes of spaceflight and alien encounters were prevalent at the more cerebral end of the glam rock spectrum. Glam style strongly referenced this anticipated era with silver astronaut-like outfits, multicoloured hair and allusions to a new multi-gender social morality. Glam performers and fans combined nostalgic, "decadent" and "space age" influences alike into a uniquely "glam" synthesis of Victorian, cabaret, and futuristic styles. Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ...


History

The first glam rock band was T. Rex with the song Ride A White Swan (released in July 1970 although not getting to the top of the charts until early 1971) officially ushering in glam rock to the mainstream. Prior to the name change from Tyrannosaurus Rex to the abridged T. Rex, Bolan had previously played psychedelic-folk music which had found limited commercial success in the late 1960s, however with T. Rex he created a more simplistic, stripped down, catchier and distorted sound than his previous bands. Bolan openly experimented with his image by wearing makeup and sprinkling glitter on his face, as well as wearing futuristic and androgynous outfits which distinguished him from the music subcultures and stars of the time. With the release of the singles Hot Love and Get It On, T. Rex rose to fame and by 1972 had a popularity amongst teenagers not seen since the Beatles disbanded. Slade and Sweet would both consolidate their commercial success in 1971. Gary Glitter would also rise to fame in 1972, making glam a national music phenomenon. Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 For the rock group Tyrannosaurus Rex, see T. Rex (band). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hot Love is the name of a 1990 minor hit single by British pop group Five Star, peaking at UK #68 in July of that year and becoming their second single for their new record label, Epic. ... Get It On is the title of more than one song: Get It On (T. Rex song), a 1971 song from the album Electric Warrior Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Power Station song), a 1985 song from the album The Power Station Get It On (Turbonegro song), a 1999... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band. ... Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who had a string of chart successes with a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the Leader of the Gang...


However, a massive influence on glam would also come from David Bowie, although he did not experience substantial commercial success until mid 1972. Despite having a hit in 1969 with the song Space Oddity, his albums The Man Who Sold the World and Hunky Dory did not gain much recognition in the British mainstream although they would later be regarded as pivotal influences on the genre. Even image wise Bowie experimented with glam-style androgyny at the time as evidenced on both album covers and his image of the time. Tony Visconti collaborated with both Bolan and Bowie and was an important influence upon the creation and popularity of the genre. Space Oddity is a song written and performed by David Bowie and released as a single in 1969. ... Hunky Dory is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1971. ... For other uses, see Tony Visconti (disambiguation). ...


In 1972, Bowie changed his image drastically to fit the new concept character he designed for a musical project named Ziggy Stardust. Strongly influenced by films of Stanley Kubrick (such as A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey), the rock and roll of the late 50s and early 60s, various literature, philosophy and other influences, Ziggy extended beyond the concept album and spilled into real life. When the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was released, Bowie became famous and experienced his greatest commercial success in the UK. Over the years 1972-74, Bowie's image grew more extreme, as did those of the his fans, and his musical scope widened to include American soul and funk influences in his music. In addition, Bowie would promote and collaborate with two at-the-time obscure Americans - Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, who both took in glam influences in both their music and image. He would go on to produce the Stooges album Raw Power and Reed's album Transformer, two now influential records in the history of music and both important examples of glam and protopunk. Bowie would also create Mott the Hoople's glam anthem All the Young Dudes. Clockwork Orange redirects here. ... A movie poster from the original release of 2001 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is an immensely popular and influential science fiction film and book; the film directed by Stanley Kubrick and the book written by Arthur C. Clarke. ... Ziggy Stardust redirects here. ... Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed[1] March 2, 1942, is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Raw Power is a 1973 album by American rock music group The Stooges. ... For other uses, see Transformer (disambiguation). ... Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ... All the Young Dudes is an album by Mott the Hoople, released in 1972. ...


Roxy Music belonged more to the arty and progressive side of glam rock than any of the others, yet they still scored four top ten albums during the period without the mandatory many single releases usually considered a staple of glam; Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded and Country Life. Slade became massive in popularity having successive number one singles over and over in the UK during the early to mid 1970s whereas Sweet also became strongly popular. Gary Glitter amassed a strong popularity as well, having 26 hit singles during the early 1970s. His band The Glitter Band would also rival him in popularity when they began to release their own material in 1973. Suzi Quatro, Mud and Wizzard would all appear during this time. Though primarily a UK-centred genre, Glam rock rapidly influenced popular culture to the point where everyone from the Osmonds to the Rolling Stones wore some glitter or makeup. Even though their sales-oriented work had little if any connection to science fiction, sexual ambiguity or high art, the genre's pop stars also wore makeup and 'futuristic' garb. However, as glam dragged on, it became more difficult to differentiate between glam bands, earlier bands who had changed their image and bubblegum pop as it was largely regarded as becoming increasingly more diluted and commercialised. In addition, many felt that most of the new glam bands were simply cashing in on the fad. Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Stranded is the third album by Roxy Music and was released in 1973. ... Country Life can refer to: Country Life (magazine) Country Life (album) - by Roxy Music This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Suzi Quatro (born Susan Kay Quatro on June 3, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, bassist, radio personality and actress. ... This article is about a type of online computer game. ... This article refers to the 1970s rock and roll band. ... The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenybopper idols in the 1970s. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


In 1973 the New York Dolls' released their debut album and the American Graffiti movie hit the screens. In the US, the Dolls' album attracted uniformly low sales whilst the 1950s-60s 'Rock and Roll' soundtrack to American Graffiti was a phenomenon, outselling any and perhaps all glam rock albums put together. (although later on the Doll's album would be regarded as one of the first punk records and their brief producer Malcolm McLaren later went on to be strongly involved with the Sex Pistols) Over 1974, a surge in nostalgia for the 1940s and 1950s and the rise in popularity of Reggae and Disco music supplanted Glam in music culture. Science fiction was also falling from favour as a mass concern. However, some notable bands appeared during this period, the most enduring being Cockney Rebel and Queen. (however although having a strongly glam image at the time Queen had a much harder sound resembling heavy metal and progressive rock at first) For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For the self-titled debut album, visit New York Dolls (album) The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... For the music soundtrack based on the film, see 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... For the music soundtrack based on the film, see 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti. ... Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards, 22 January 1946, in London) is an English impresario and musician who is best known as being the manager of the punk rock band Sex Pistols. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel were a UK rock band from the early 1970s. ... Look up Queen in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


By 1974 Glam had become a quasi-subculture. However, the social upheavals of the 1960s had produced a fertile post-hippie era in which not only "futuristic" glam rock could flare, but the undercurrent of nostalgia which had run throughout the 1960s (after all, 1950s celebrants Sha-Na-Na had performed at Woodstock amongst the blues-rockers) could surface and become a mainstream interest. As it unfolded with a disconcerting slowness the "space age" gradually fell from popular culture currency and by 1975 the future was out of style, and glam rock had subsided in popularity. These retrospective bands as well as the new soul and disco music from the US flooded the British charts until the outrage of punk became popular a few years later. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a set of behaviors and beliefs, culture, which could be distinct or hidden, that differentiate them from the larger culture to which they belong. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Bowie officially announced his retirement of Ziggy in 1973 with a "farewell concert" (in which he announced somewhat ambiguously that "it is the last show we'll ever do"); he then went on to create the album Diamond Dogs, which many see as a farewell to the glam movement. He had largely changed his musical style to a combination of soul, funk, Krautrock and disco music by the mid 1970s. T. Rex quickly faded from the musical scene as their album sales and popularity collapsed, partially due to internal fighting and substance abuse in the band. However, before Marc Bolan's death T. Rex had partially returned to mainstream popularity as Bolan had cleaned up, hosted his own TV show Marc and had toured with new punk bands such as The Damned. Sweet and Slade had hits well into the mid 1970s but Sweet changed their image and sound to be harder while Slade faded in popularity but carried on until they found more retrospective commercial success in the 80s and 90s. Roxy Music would carry on releasing albums and would resurface to their greatest success in the New Wave movement of the early 1980s while former keyboardist Brian Eno released a few albums of glam leanings before becoming a pioneer in ambient music. Some American acts influenced by British glam such as Kiss would go on to have strong commercial success in the face of soul, funk and disco music popular at the time, however. Diamond Dogs is a concept album by David Bowie, originally released by RCA in 1974. ... Marc or MARC may refer to: People with the surname Marc: Franz Marc (1880–1916), painter Other: Marc (wine), a French style of pomace brandy MARC standards, a bibliographic data format used for library cataloging, see also MARCXML MARC Train, a regional rail system for Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about the music group. ... The term New Wave has been used to describe several movements in art. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Ambient music is a musical genre in which sound is more important than notes. ... For the American rock band, see Kiss (band). ...


Theatre and cinema

Some examples of movies that reflect glam rock aesthetics include:

Brian De Palma (born September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American film director. ... Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 muscial, horror-thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films. ... Born to Boogie was the title of a 1972 concert film starring Marc Bolan and T. Rex. ... All That Glitters was the name of a 1977 series by producer Norman Lear. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an iconic English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was a 1973 documentary and concert movie by D.A. Pennebaker. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... First released as a feature film in 1974 and eventually restored and released onto DVD in 2005, this Alice Cooper movie features footage of a live show from the bands Billion Dollar Babies tour, filmed in Dallas, TX on April 28th, 1973, intercut with scenes of a somewhat confused... In 1975, Alice Cooper released his most highly acclaimed solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare. ... Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who had a string of chart successes with a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the Leader of the Gang... Remember Me This Way is a title of a 1974 motion picture documentary about the British Rock star Gary Glitter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Slade in Flame was an album by the British glam/hardrock group Slade. ... Robert Fuest (born in 1927 in London) is an English film director, screenwriter, and production designer who has worked mostly in the horror, fantasy and suspense genres. ... Oz is a 1976 film directed by Chris Löfvén, and stars Joy Dunsten. ... Black Moon is a surreal 1975 underground film directed by Louis Malle and starring Cathryn Harrison, Joe Dallesandro and Therese Gieshe. ... Side by Side can refer to: Side By Side (band) Side by Side (song) Side by Side (The Price is Right pricing game) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park is a 1978 television movie, starring American hard rock band Kiss. ... Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... John Cameron Mitchell (born April 21, 1963 in El Paso, Texas) is an American writer, actor, and director. ... Neil Jordan (born February 25, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning Irish filmmaker and novelist. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ...

Subsequent influence

Although glam rock had modest record sales, the performers' decadent aesthetic styles, unusual clothes and behaviour, and hard pop-rock sound were a major influence upon the punk rock movement of the late 1970s. Bowie, Bolan, and the New York Dolls influenced early Punk bands such as The Heartbreakers (which included two ex-Dolls), Ramones, Sex Pistols, Voidoids, Dead Boys, The Damned (with whom Marc Bolan toured during 1977) and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Post-punk bands would even take a bigger influence, especially bands such as Joy Division and The Cure. German 1980s New wave/Post-punk artists often had a glam-oriented image: German Nina Hagen and Klaus Nomi, Bosnian Lene Lovich and others. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... For the self-titled debut album, visit New York Dolls (album) The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... The Heartbreakers was a punk rock group formed in New York in May 1975 by Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar) and Jerry Nolan (drums) who had just quit the New York Dolls and Richard Hell (vocals/bass) who was forced out of Television, the band he had founded with Tom Verlaine... This article is about the band. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Dead Boys were a early punk band that formed in Cleveland, Ohio about 1975, evolving out of the band Rocket From The Tombs. ... This article is about the music group. ... Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 - 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him one of the most recognisable stars in British... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the band. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The term New Wave has been used to describe several movements in art. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Nina Hagen (born Catharina Hagen on March 11, 1955) is a singer from Berlin, Germany. ... Klaus Nomi (January 24, 1944 - August 6, 1983) was a German countertenor noted for remarkable vocal performances and an unusual, elfin stage persona. ... CD reissue of Lene Lovichs first album, Stateless. ...


Gary Numan became hugely popular in the UK during the late 1970s, strongly influenced by glam in both image and sound even though his music was synthesizer based, making synthpop popular. The Gothic rock movement spawned from post-punk associated with the Batcave club in London (such as Specimen) took cues from glam, in particular Roxy Music and David Bowie. Bauhaus took a large amount of influence from Bowie and covered his hit Ziggy Stardust. Another movement from around the same time was dubbed the "New Romantics" and included Adam and the Ants, ABC, Culture Club, Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Japan, Duran Duran, and Soft Cell, who were strongly influenced by glam rock in both image and music, some even starting out as glam bands. New Wave united these artists of post-punk, gothic rock, synthpop and blue eyed soul under one banner and both Roxy Music and David Bowie played and would play a large part in shaping it's sound. Both used the genre and their retrospective influence to gain large commercial success in the early 1980s. For the video game programmer Garry Newman, see Garrys Mod. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... The Batcave, which was held at Gossips in Dean Street (Soho), was an early goth nightclub in London, England. ... Johnny Slut Specimen was an 80s British band. ... The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is a 1972 concept album by David Bowie, praised as the definitive album of the 1970s by Melody Maker magazine. ... New Romantic was a New Wave music subgenre and fashion movement that occurred primarily in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s. ... Adam & the Ants were a rock and roll group during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... ABC is an English New Romantic band that charted eleven Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. ... Culture Club is a popular English new romantic rock group, that achieved considerable global success in the 1980s. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) was one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Soft Cell is a Synth-Pop duo formed during the early 1980s. ... The term New Wave has been used to describe several movements in art. ...


Hanoi Rocks was formed in 1979, widely regarded as one of the first glam punk bands. The American glam metal movement would at first take huge influence from glam rock, but also from the NWOBHM strand of heavy metal (particularly bands like Judas Priest) and American bands somewhat affiliated with glam (such as Kiss) as well as Hanoi Rocks and the New York Dolls. Quiet Riot had their first huge commercial success by covering Slade's Cum on Feel the Noize in 1983, which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard chart. Mötley Crüe also took a huge amount of influence as most of the members were in glam rock bands beforehand. However as time went on there was less of a pure glam rock sound in glam metal and it began to be more influenced by a number of different styles of 1980s pop music. Nonetheless, the Los Angeles music scene spawned many glam metal bands, including Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison, Cinderella and many, many others, who had a vaguely glam-influenced appearance coupled with metal attitude and sound that dominated MTV for several years. Hanoi Rocks is a Finnish rock band formed in 1979, their most successful period came in the early 1980s. ... Glam punk is glam rock and punk rock music. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... For the American rock band, see Kiss (band). ... For the self-titled debut album, visit New York Dolls (album) The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cum on Feel the Noize is a hard rock song originally released by Slade in 1973. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced Motley Crew) is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Ratt is an American sleaze metal and semi glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. ... Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from New York City. ... Poison is an American glam metal band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Cinderella is an American blues based hard rock and glam metal band most known during the 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Alternative rock would be influenced somewhat by glam, particularly in the UK. In the 1990s, Britpop referenced glam rock, with bands like Oasis using Slade and Mott The Hoople as primary influences. Placebo, Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Spacehog, and Morrissey's album Your Arsenal also had glam rock leanings. Although widely viewed as adversaries (largely due to it replacing glam metal), grunge would take in some influences of glam musically as it was strongly influenced by 1970s rock, punk and heavy metal in general. Green River would cover Bowie's song Queen Bitch, while flamboyant frontman of Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone (which was a predescessor to Pearl Jam) Andrew Wood was a fan of both T. Rex and Gary Glitter. Nirvana would cover The Man Who Sold the World in their MTV Unplugged concert. Most of the first grunge bands would be strongly influenced by The Stooges, Kiss and Alice Cooper. Alternative music redirects here. ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ... Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Suede (or The London Suede in the U.S.) were a popular and influential English rock band of the 1990s that helped start the Britpop musical movement of the decade. ... Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as The Manics) are a Welsh rock band often associated with the Britpop scene, who gained mainstream popularity in the UK in the late 1990s. ... Spacehog was a glam rock band from the 1990s and 2000s, heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and T. Rex. ... For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ... Following up on the poorly-received album Kill Uncle, singer Morrissey released the album Your Arsenal in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Green River may refer to: Canada Green River (Whistler,BC), Runs out of Green Lake and heads toward Pemberton. ... Queen Bitch is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory. ... Malfunkshun is a grunge/Punk band formed in 1980 by Andrew Wood and his brother Kevin Wood. ... Mother Love Bone was a Seattle based rock band active from 1988 to 1990. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Andrew Wood (January 6, 1966 – March 19, 1990), born in Columbus, Mississippi, was the lead singer of the band Mother Love Bone, and earlier of Malfunkshun. ... Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 For the rock group Tyrannosaurus Rex, see T. Rex (band). ... Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who had a string of chart successes with a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the Leader of the Gang... This article is about the Buddhist concept. ... The Man Who Sold the World is an album by David Bowie. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ...


Visual kei would come to prominence in Japan in the early to late 1990s, influenced strongly appearance wise by glam and New Wave but usually playing a brand of heavy metal (such as X JAPAN) or progressive rock (such as Malice Mizer). Although glam rock's outrage value has long passed, Sweden's The Ark, Finland's Negative, Canada's Robin Black and the I.R.S. are continuing the glam style. Malice Mizer, an example of visual kei during the 1990s. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... X Japan, or X which was their initial name, was a Japanese Visual kei band, the brainchild of Yoshiki (Yoshiki Hayashi). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the glam rock band. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Robin Black is a Canadian glam rock band, originally known as Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rock Stars, organised by a record company in Toronto in 1998, in an attempt to cash in on the resurgence of glam rock. ...


Glam rock acts

This is a list of notable musical acts who pertain to the glam rock genre of music. ...

Further reading

  • Philip Auslander, Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2006 ISBN-10 0472068687
  • Rock, Mick, Glam! An Eyewitness Account Omnibus Press, 2005 ISBN 1.84609.149.7

References

  1. ^ MSN Encarta article for "Glam rock." Available at http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_561509274/glam_rock.html Accessed on March 11, 2008
  2. ^ MSN Encarta article for "Glam rock." Available at http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_561509274/glam_rock.html Accessed on March 11, 2008

See also

For other uses, see Androgyny (disambiguation). ... A bagpiper in Scottish military clan-uniform. ... Glam punk is glam rock and punk rock music. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ...

External links

  • A History of UK Glam Rock
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Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Instrumental rock and roll is a type of rock and roll music which emphasises musical instruments, and which features no or very little singing. ... The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic rock-influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music. ... Jangle pop is a musical genre that began in United States during the middle of the 1960s, combining angular, chiming guitars and power pop structures. ... Krautrock, also known as Kosmische Musik, is a generic name for the experimental music scene that appeared in Germany in the late 1960s and gained popularity throughout the 1970s. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... Pub rock was a mid- to late-1970s musical movement, largely centred around North London and South East Essex, particularly Canvey Island and Southend on Sea. ... Pub rock is a style of Australian rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and still influencing contemporary Australian music today. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Rap rock is a hybrid of rap and rock music. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Samba-rock - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Southern rock is a subgenre of rock music. ... Stoner rock and stoner metal are interchangeable terms describing sub-genres of rock and metal music. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ... This is a list of music genres derived from rock and roll, including major rock, metal and punk genres: Categories: | ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... The massive popularity and worldwide scope of rock and roll resulted in an unprecedented level of social impact. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Arena rock, also called stadium rock or anthem rock, is a loosely-defined term describing a rock era. ... Baroque pop as a style originated in the mid 1960s as the flipside of sunshine pop. ... For other uses, see British Invasion (disambiguation). ... Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, youth music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Glam punk is glam rock and punk rock music. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... 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