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  Glam rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glam rock (less commonly, and mostly in the USA, known also as Glitter rock), was a style of rock music popularised in the early 1970s.
Glam was distinguished by the glittery, sparkly costumes of the performers, perceived as glamourous by fans, and its bouncy rock n‘ roll songs.
Glam rock was a major influence upon the late 1970s UK punk rock movement, notably the Sex Pistols.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Glam Rock
Cello rock is a genre of music characterized by the use of cellos and other stringed instruments such as violin and viola to create a sound, beat, and texture similar to that of familiar rock music, but distinctly reshaped by the unique timbres and more traditional genres of the cello...
Progressive rock (shortened to prog rock or prog) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day.
Glam rock is a style of rock music popularised in the 1970s, and was mostly a British phenomenon.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Glam-Rock   (3796 words)

 Glam metal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music, that arose in the late 1970s in the United States.
Glam metal performers became infamous for their debauched lifestyles, their long, teased hair, and use of make-up, clothing, and accessories, traits somewhat reminiscent of glam rock.
Another factor the contributed to the decline of glam metal was the general "out with the old" attitude often held by the status quo whenever a new decade comes around (not unlike the popular hatred of disco in the early 1980s).
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 glam rock - ek$i sozluk
amerika da hala etkilerinin surdugunu gozlemledigim bi olusum.cok glam insanlar var cevremde.sal desenli kravatin altina onden yirtmacli kadife etek giymis bi adamla ders giriyom.tebrik ediyorum kendisini.
glam rock, kaynaðýný cinsel sapkýnlýk ve cinsel kimlik karmaþasýný 60'larda ilk iþleyen grup olan velvet undergrounddan, andy warhol ve factorydeki marjinal kitle ile yapýlan müzikal ve görsel çalýþmalardan alýr.
glam rockýn etkisi hem punkta hem metalde hem de bunlarla iliþkili baþka tarzlarda ortaya çýkar.
sozluk.sourtimes.org /show.asp?t=glam+rock   (796 words)

 The Ziggy Stardust Companion - Glam Rock - Michael Collins
The stars and styles of the golden years of Glam Rock, a glittering prize of a movement that peaked in 1973 with heels high and hopes at an all time low, are returning to the catwalk, the charts and the cinema.
Along with lame, fake limbs were last a fashion statement back in the glam old days, from the dummy hands clutching Bowie's fishnet breast for his Stateside special "The 1980 Floorshow", to the sculptures of Allen Jones, and the fetish furniture housed in the Milk Bar of Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.
Pop stars such as Bowie and Marc Bolan bought the glam kit lock, stock and boa, but the boys on the street glided along the walkways and thoroughfares of housing estates with satin flares that hung on the hip and frayed at the floor, surreptitiously daring to paint a nail or two.
www.5years.com /glam.htm   (1168 words)

 Glam Rock - Wikipedia
Glam Rock ist eine Richtung der Rockmusik, die vor allem während der 70er Jahre im britischen Raum populär war.
Glam Rock (auch Glitter Rock) ist auch als eine Art Gegenbewegung gegen Musik- und Auftrittsformen von Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Yes und Genesis gesehen, deren Darstellungsform als Progressive Rock oder Artrock bezeichnet wird.
Glam Rock hatte großen Einfluss auf den Punkrock der späten 70er Jahre in Großbritannien, vor allem auf die Sex Pistols.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glam_Rock   (395 words)

 Glam rock | music history | By Louise Bolotin
David Bowie is hailed as the granddaddy of glam - he wore make-up, spoke openly about his bisexual experimentations and single-handedly invented the mullet, which is quite possibly the world's worst-ever haircut.
Perhaps it was her leather jackets and the kind of stance that said "come outside for a real fight" that ensured her place in glam history.The Sweet, in the meantime, released Ballroom Blitz, which became the anthem for glam fans everywhere.
Glam was finished, although it lives on in The Darkness.
www.myvillage.com /pages/bars&music-glam-rock.htm   (531 words)

 Urban Dictionary: Glam Rock
Glam Rock could also be considered Butt Rock, they are similar but Glam Rock has a more pop audience approach.
The usual aspect of a Glam Rock song consisted of a rhythm guitar beat, a brief keyboard solo, and an unusually long guitar solo.
Glam emphasized outrageously flamboyant fashions: platform shoes, glittery costumes, garish make-up plastered on the face's of its primarily male performers.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=Glam+Rock   (410 words)

 Philip Auslander: Performing Glam Rock, University of Michigan Press
Glam rock was outrageous and overtly theatrical, and its unforgettable characters—adorned with flamboyant costumes and heavy makeup and accompanied by elaborately constructed sets—were personified by performers such as Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, and Suzi Quatro.
Yet glam was as much about substance as style, and Performing Glam Rock delves into the many ways glam paved the way for new explorations of identity in terms of gender, sexuality, and performance.
Philip Auslander positions glam historically and examines it as a set of performance strategies, exploring the ways in which glam rock—while celebrating the showmanship of 1950s rock and roll—began to undermine rock's adherence to the ideology of authenticity in the late 1960s.
www.press.umich.edu /titleDetailDesc.do?id=11477   (287 words)

 MP3.com: Great Albums: Glam Rock
Glam rock is the embodiment of pure decadent hedonism.
While glam was still rolling around in its gender-bending cradle, Alice and group quickly adopted its musical costume.
Their ability to merge hard rock, glam, and straight anthemic rock was like crack for the ears.
www.mp3.com /stories/2371.html   (1036 words)

 Beginner's guide to glam rock - Features - Music - Virgin.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Their flamboyant style has also prompted a renewed interest in the grandiose glam rock bands that they've drawn some of their influences from so, with this in mind, we present Virgin.net's comprehensive guide to some of the biggest names in glam rock history.
Arguably, there would have been no such thing as popular glam rock had it not been for the Thin White Duke, in one of his initial reincarnations, ditching the long flowing locks for a spiky red mullet, slapping on some eyeshadow, and appearing on Top of the Pops.
Like many of their peers, the New York Dolls were exponents of the punkier side of glam rock, and their sleazy mix of flamboyant showboating and hard rock gained them a reputation that they tried hard to uphold.
www.virgin.net /music/features/glamrock.html   (751 words)

 glam rock - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about glam rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pop music in a conventional rock style performed by elaborately made-up and overdressed musicians.
English singers Marc Bolan (1947–1977) and David Bowie and the band Roxy Music (1970–83) pioneered glam rock in the early 1970s.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Glam+rock   (96 words)

 70s glam rock, good or bad. - Sheffield Forum
Bowie and Bolan were somewhat rivals, competing for the Crown of Glam Rock, in 77' Bowie went on Bolan's show and they sung toghther Bolan never saw the show as he died a few days later.
Glam rock was an experience to say the least, it was loud it was brash, it was in your face and it was so much fun.
Prog Rock of the 70s was much better than the glam rock of the 70s IMO.
www.sheffieldforum.co.uk /showthread.php?threadid=27055   (1804 words)

 Glam Rock Junkie's Site 'o 80's Hair Metal & Glam Rock
The fact of the matter is that there was a period of time where loud men and boys with louder and flashier guitars and lipstick ruled the music scene.
From 1983 until 1992, Heavy Metal and Rock and Roll were dominated by bands wearing make-up, hair teased to stand on end, leather pants and bandanas, and partying like tomorrow would never come.
That's OK. But for everyone that grew up on Glam Rock, like myself, I'm hoping you will find this site to be a fifteen minute trip back in time, and give you a break from your current obligations, worries, fears, or trouble, and remind you of an era gone, but not forgotten.
www.glamrockjunkie.com   (237 words)

 Glam Rock - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Musically, glam married the catchy melodicism of pop and the energetic guitar crunch of rock, while indulging in a campy, grandiose sense of theatricality and far-out lyrical sensibilities often shaded by the influences of fantasy and science fiction.
Glam was almost exclusively an English phenomenon; Lou Reed and Iggy Pop flirted with it, but the New York Dolls were the only true stateside glam group.
Glam would fall by the mid-'70s, but its sound and aesthetic resurfaced in arena rock and some punk later that decade, as well as in '80s hair metal and early '90s Brit-pop.
music.download.com /2001-8660_32-0.html   (265 words)

 Georgia Institute of Technology :: Campus Calendar & Events :: Book Signing: Phil Auslander’s Performing Glam Rock
The glam phenomenon featured flamboyant, overtly theatrical and artificia personae constructed through costume, makeup, and sets and was personified by performers such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Bryan Ferry and Suzi Quatro.
Performing Glam Rock situates the glam rock phenomenon historically and examines it as a set of performance strategies.
Auslander explores the ways in which glam rock, while celebrating the showmanship of 1950s rock and roll, began to undermine rock’s adherence to the ideology of authenticity in the late 1960s.
www.gatech.edu /calendar/event.php?id=996   (178 words)

 Glam Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The former glam rock star was sentenced to three years in a Vietnam prison for committing obscene act with two girls - aged 10 and 11 - in a high-profile March...
"Break This Time" and a hidden track hark back to the heyday of glam rock, while "Sacramento and Polk" matches the raw power of Iggy Pop and the Stooges.
Groupies: Watch any documentary on LA’s golden age of glam rock, or read We Got the Neutron Bomb, the oral history of LA’s punk scene.
www.wikiverse.org /glam-rock   (426 words)

 glam rock
in 1966 by Roy Wood was the birthing seed to glam rock.
This deals with those glam rock groups who did not achieve any chart success, and who's names have largely been lost in...
Glam rock is a style of rock music popularised in the 1970s, and was mostly a British...
www.movies-again.com /articles/20/glam-rock.html   (444 words)

 Glam rock interiors: handbag.com
Forget minimalism and go glam rock with gorgeous satin and glittery accessories that will transform your pad into a scene out of the '70s.
In fashion, the look is hard-edged, mostly inspired by that brief time in the '70s before glam rock let go and punk rock took over.
A rock star's bedroom wouldn't be the real thing unless there was a good quantity of mirror-lined walls - or ceiling - with modular mirror panels.
www.handbag.com /home/inspirationalideas/glamrock   (563 words)

 Glam Rock Group Page - Last.fm
Often confused with '80s hair metal (at least by American listeners), glam rock was an almost entirely British phenomenon that became wildly popular during the first half of the '70s.
Glam rock was fairly simple, crunchy guitar rock put across with outrageous theatricality.
In fact, one of the main reasons glam never caught on in the U.S. was that glam artists intentionally played around with gender conventions, dressing themselves up in outlandish, androgynous costumes and makeup.
www.last.fm /group/Glam%2BRock   (206 words)

 Music: April 6, 2000
I think glam is something that breaks down the taboo of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Glam is growing and we want to grow with it.
I have been into rock 'n' roll ever since I was a teenager, which is when I found out I was gay.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/2000/040600/music1.html   (692 words)

 Glam Rock!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although he wasn't the first to chart with a glam song (that honor goes to T.Rex), David Bowie is the first one to spring to mind when discussing glam.
The former David Jones put in some time as a mod in the 60's then turned to folk before having a hit in '69 with "Space Oddity" which was a prelude of things to come.
And like Bowie, Bolan was also a former mod (proving that the glam rocker's love of clothes is only matched by the mods fashion obsessiveness).
www.fashionfollower.com /glamuk.asp   (379 words)

 Glam Rock: The DVD - Movie Discussion Forum & Message Board
Is it Glam Rock?: No glam in his game.
Is it Glam Rock?: Not sure what it is but it stinks.
Is it Glam Rock?: Nope, and thank god it's not "In The Summertime" either.
www.cinemablend.com /forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7261   (379 words)

 my not so secret spastic life
Sometimes I even find myself wanting to be back there, in the place where glam rock lived.
I was walking in the cliffs with my family and I thought about how it was February and how glam life can be, without having the material things that we associate with riches.
Although the heyday of glam rock has (at least for now) come and gone, I will always be thankful that Sebastian, Rachel, Dave, Scotty and Rob taught me about who I am, was and continue to be...
www.jamyewaxman.com /blog/archives/000034.html   (353 words)

 Glam Rock Compilation DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The DVD seems to have been made, not by a lover of Glam, but by someone trying to figure out how to package and sell a bunch of old TV clips of people in funny clothes they have lying around in their archives.
The only real problem is that apparently the archives don't go that deep, so they decided to stretch the label and concept of 'glam rock' farther it was ever meant to be able to go, just so they could have enough material to fill up a DVD.
The 'glam rock' spells it out nicely-- "Its main identifying mark wasn't the clothes worn or the name of the singer (Larry Lurex anyone?) but the rhythm of the music.
www.apexesources.com /dvd/634991154925   (992 words)

 DVD.net : Glam Rock - The DVD - DVD Review
The whole musical ‘glam’ thing of the ‘70s meant many things to many people, and depending upon who you ask had remarkably varied boundaries.
Tending towards being a little too bass-heavy at times (even for glam stompy stuff), purists are going to pull their hair out (assuming they have any left), but otherwise it all sounds reasonable enough when ramped.
In reality there were only a handful of true exponents of the glam sound, and most of these classic acts can be found here amongst the tragics.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=3411   (584 words)

 Glam rock
Find glam rock and more at Lycos Search.
Read about glam rock in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
Sweet: Desolation Boulevard Bubblegum glam rock for the masses.
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Glam_rock   (256 words)

 City Pages - From Flannel to Glitter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But glam, especially semiprofessional glam, is an inherently ephemeral art; the concerts may leave lasting impressions, but they rarely translate into great records.
Glam rock's history is the most unnatural thing in the world.
Glam Slam If any movie this year begs a variety of interpretations, it's Velvet Goldmine, director Todd Haynes's funhouse reflection on the early-'70s glam-rock scene.
www.citypages.com /databank/19/935/article6435.asp?page=2   (974 words)

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Dressed in bizarre, stylish costumes, the group played a defiantly experimental variation of art-rock which vascillated between avant-rock and sleek pop hooks.
During the early '70s, the group was driven by the creative tension between Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, who each pulled the band in separate directions: Ferry had a fondness for American soul and Beatlesque art-pop, while Eno was intrigued by deconstructing rock with amateurish experimentalism inspired by the Velvet Underground.
He was also moving from exotic rock star to household name - a guest spot on the Cilla Black TV show, and the emergence of the white tuxedo and bow tie lounge lizard image confirmed his interest in some sort of crossover.
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