Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturday Glam Blogging...

Due to my self-imposed ban on posting the work of convicted pedophiles, you will never see a Gary Glitter video here. It's a shame too, cause he was a master of the genre. Nevertheless, I think it's legit to post a vid of his backup group, the Glitter Band, who were the real secret to Gary's success anyway.

Here's their biggest solo hit Angel Face, which made it to number 4 on the UK charts in 1974. Penned by bassist John Rossall and guitarist Gerry Shephard, it was subsequently a world wide hit, the first of their six Top Ten singles. The tune has all the hallmarks of the Glitter sound: a huge stomping beat courtesy of twin drummers, a Rock and Roll, Part 2 football cheer, and that spiffy angular guitar motif. A true highpoint of the era methinks. Plus, don't even get me started on their sartorial splendor!

Cheers!

2 comments:

steve simels said...

Due to my self-imposed ban on posting the work of convicted pedophiles....

And god bless you for the wonderful work you're doing....
:-)

BlakNo1 said...

Always been a fan of T. Rex, Slade & Sweet, never gave a damn about Gary.