Shock and awe : glam rock and its legacy : from the seventies to the twenty-first century / Simon Reynolds.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2016.
ISBN: 9780571301713 (hbk.) :
As the '60's dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world - glam. In 'Shock and Awe', Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex - all are represented here. Reynolds charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the '70's and brings it right up to date with a final chapter on glam in hip hop, Lady Gaga, and the aftershocks of David Bowie's death.
xi, 687 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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