' was how I do remember the music of Marc Bolan, for example, being described as when he and his band T.Rex performed their hit 'Hot Love' on Top of the Pops during March 1971.
Javier: Glitter rock
at first, and then the Velvet Underground, Bowie, the Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls--bands that were considered punk but weren't called punk, basically.
I'm off to a '70s revival' featuring a band that pays homage to glitter rock
gods T Rex.
One contributor to his issue (Jeff Auer) begins his essay with the words, "Full disclosure: I came of age in the 90's," and goes on to reveal how amazed he was on learning that Bette Midler, to him a middle-of-the-road torch singer and star of Beaches, was once part of the Glitter Rock
movement--who got her start entertaining gay men in New York's Continental Baths in 1971!
You would have thought that this went out with Glitter Rock
since they both showed up around 1972 but apparently there are still FTP groupies out there.
After playing a bisexual glitter rock
star in the movie Velvet Goldmine, Rhys-Meyers said record companies showed an interest in him.
Sure, Loud gleefully hit bum notes that would give the American Idol judges conniptions, but the Mumps' songs, composed by Loud and queer cohort Kristian Hoffman, were genuinely clever, spoofing pop culture conventions ("Brain Massage" lampoons consciousness-raising fads) while drawing on everything from British music hall to glitter rock
1 Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace 2 Lieutenant Pigeon Mouldy Old Dough 3 Donny Osmond Puppy Love 4 Nilsson Without You 5 New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing 6 Chicory Tip Son Of My Father 7 Gary Glitter Rock
& Roll 8 T Rex Metal Guru 9 Neil Reid Mother Of Mine 10 Don MacLean American Pie
The group includes feminist film maker Nash (Sarah Orenstein), fading glitter rock
star Marcus (Ross Manson) and Christian fundamentalist politician Dean (Ron White).
Or if that didn't suit, glitter rock
meant going down the boozer wearing hot pants, platform boots, nail varnish and sequins - and that's just the men.
For lighter fare, one of the most acclaimed documentaries of last year is on a special edition DVD: The Cockettes (www.strandreleasing.com) takes a charming look at the 60s-era hippie, acid freak, drag queen theater troupe that inspired the glitter rock
So it is with his new feature, Velvet Goldmine, a revivification of London's Glitter Rock
era that's so often magical, inventive, rousing and smart that I winced at each loss of brain, heart or courage.