By Dave Thompson
KISS, David Bowie, Gary Glitter, Marc Bolan and T.Rex.......
Between 1971 and 1975 a musical movement erupted which shattered the pop / rock continuum more thoroughly than it had ever been shattered before - the glittering world of Glam. Glam was a British pop phenomenon, and a who's who of Britain's pop charts from 1970 through 1976 provides the framework for this book.
The 40 bands included herein are listed chronologically by the date of their first UK chart entry. However, the influence of Glam extended far beyond the British pop scene. Continental Europe and North America were each very much affected, both in terms of what people were listening to and the music that was being performed.
More than just a style of music, Glam was an entire art form in and of itself - the visual performance was every bit as enjoyable and evocative as the sound. Marc Bolan, Slade, The Sweet, Gary Glitter, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, . . . and many more, they're all here, complete with details, discographies and all the delicious drama of their careers. More than just a Top 40, this book is the first and last word in the story of Glam. Once you've heard Glam and seen it, you'll never forget it.