Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Glam Rock Playlist





I was twelve in the spring of 1971 when Marc Bolan wore "glitter tears" on "Top Of The Pops" to sing "Hot Love". Glam rock started for me and many people with that wonderful single and Bolan's image. The sub-genre musically morphed from Bolan's hippy-style singalongs to something stronger, driven by a huge drum sound, lots of handclaps and raucous, instantly appealing choruses. At the start of all this tub-thumping, silly but glorious fun were the afore-mentioned T. Rex, skinheads turned stompers Slade, camp Sweet and the now never to be mentioned Gary Glitter. This was the commercial side of glam.

The serious side of glam saw David Bowie, Roxy Music, Mott The Hoople, Alice Cooper, Elton John and Cockney Rebel among others going through a glam phase around the same time. Those years from 1971 to early 1974 were joyous years for me. Forget prog rock and its pretentions. This was what the early seventies were all about.

So, put on your platform shoes, round collared shirts and flares and enjoy a great singalong.

1. Hot Love - T. Rex
2. Take Me Bak 'Ome - Slade
3. Little Willy - Sweet
4. Rock 'n' Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
5. Jeepster - T. Rex
6. Wig Wam Bam - Sweet
7. Gudbuy T' Jane - Slade
8. Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
9. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
10. John, I'm Only Dancing - David Bowie                            
11. Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade
12. I Didn't Know I Loved You Till I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll - Gary Glitter
13. Blockbuster - Sweet
14. Get It On - T. Rex
15. School's Out - Alice Cooper
16. Personality Crisis - The New York Dolls
17. Can The Can - Suzi Quatro
18. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
19. Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
20. Tiger Feet - Mud
21. Teenage Rampage - Sweet
22. Remember - The Bay City Rollers
23. Judy Teen - Cockney Rebel                                               
24. Honaloochie Boogie - Mott The Hoople
25. Hello Hello I'm Back Again - Gary Glitter
26. Angel Face - The Glitter Band
27. Elected - Alice Cooper
28. The Cat Crept In - Mud
29. 48 Crash - Suzi Quatro
30. Street Life - Roxy Music
31. The Jean Genie - David Bowie
32. Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade
33. Telegram Sam - T. Rex
34. See My Baby Jive - Wizzard
35. Shang-a-Lang - The Bay City Rollers                     
36. Tell Him - Hello
37. Goodbye My Love - The Glitter Band
38. Metal Guru - T. Rex
39. Skweeze Me Pleeze Me - Slade
40. Gonna Make You A Star - David Essex
41. Hey Rock 'n' Roll - Showaddywaddy
42. Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
43. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
44. Roll Away The Stone - Mott The Hoople
45. Dancing On A Saturday Night - Barry Blue
46. The Groover - T. Rex
47. Crazy Horses - The Osmonds
48. This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us - Sparks               49. Angel Fingers - Wizzard
50. 20th Century Boy - T. Rex

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