- 1 year ago
Playing tracks by
T. Rex, David Bowie, Gary Glitter, New York Dolls, The Sweet and more.
Not so much a mix as a study in the evolution of glam rock from 1971 to the current year, 2017. I just read Simon Reynolds book "Shock & Awe" and, while I learned a lot and found it very interesting, i think it dorpped the ball when considering where Glam went in the 80s up thru current music. While he talks a lot about Lady Gaga and the glam aspects of pop, i focused on the rock side and my personal favorite 80s "hair metal" which fused 70s glam with guitar proficiency introduced to the LA scene by Van Halen in the late 70s. In the 2000s I avoided the obvious evolution of emo, mostly because i dont like it.
While the songs are "mixed" its more of a study so I can trace the aspects of glam rock in the 70s thru hair metal in teh 80s and into arena rock of the 90s and 2000s+. Enjoy!