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    • September 12, 2017 5:53 PM CDT
    • Seems my reply did'nt turn up (If it does , disregard it.) "Hot Love" by T Rex is generally considered the beginning of Glam , but , to me , it's a stepping stone from Tyrannosauraus Rex to T Rex. THEN , MARC BANGED A GONG AND GOT IT ON WITH HIS NEW SOUND..... WHICH WAS STILL FORESEEN BY "SPIRIT IN THE SKY" , John Kongos , The Troggs "The Raver" and even Giorgio Moroder's pre - Disco Electronic Rock monsterpiece , the album and song , "Son of My Father" ( Which he made into a hit for Emerging UK Glam act  , Chicory Tip , by basically putting their Singer's voice over his original track.). 

       

      But , even more irrelevant , still , is the man who put the big beat into "Spirit" , which no doubt influenced studio concoctions like Kongos ,  Glitter and Leander , was Norman Mayall , also played in Sopwith Camel and later Blue Cheer. Dickie Peterson said he kicked Mayall out of the band , and declared The Cheer officially done (For the first time.)  because he tried to persuade him to drink carrot juice ! 

    • September 9, 2017 6:52 AM CDT
    • You're exactly right about "Spirit In the Sky", John, as it is mentioned in the book, however, that's about it. A point was made about this "pre-glam" sound that was starting to take shape, along with John Lennon's "Instant Karma".

    • September 8, 2017 5:48 PM CDT
    • JOEY , Well , that's good to know. There were , of course , Glamsploitation acts that were little more than joke bands (As with Punk.) , but , some were better than anyone had a right to expect , though just concocted in the studio with anonymous Musicians .  An encyclopedia of Glam , it's forerunners and later bands directly informed by it , would be in order.   It occured to me , many people believe "Spirit in The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum was the definitive early Proto - Glam single. I always felt that , and John Kongos' classics "He's Gonna Step On You Again " and "Tokoloshe Man" were also immediate forerunners to that SOUND. Mike Leander said when he and Gary Glitter were developing the patented "Glitter sound" , they were listening to Kongos , "Neanderthal Man" by Hotlegs (A UK hit song that foresaw the damage yet to come.) and the New Orleans group , Exhuma.  Even McCartney got in the fun with "Hi Hi Hi" , and publically stated " I don't want that superstar thing for (a then new) Wings. T Rex and Slade can have that.".

    • September 5, 2017 7:20 PM CDT
    • You hit on many of the guys and gals that made the book (even some of the lesser known ones). I think Simon did a wonderful job with this tome, and since I was a fan of his earlier "Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984", I knew this would be a well-researched documentation of the genre. Without a doubt, I'm sure there's a few that didn't make it into the book, but either way, it's a recommended buy. I would like to see an "Encyclopedia" of all things glam published one day, though.

    • September 4, 2017 9:56 PM CDT
    • Joey , I'LL LOOK OUT FOR THAT BOOK.....Glam and it's influences covers a wide terrain , to be sure. If you're doing a book , you've got to have Sweet , Slade , T Rex , Suzi Quatro , Mott , Wizzard , Roxy Music , and Gary Glitter (If you can separate the music from the crimes , he was hugely influential.) but also lesser known (In America) acts like Mud , Hello , Chicory Tip , Arrows , Geordie , Alvin Stardust , Hollywood Brats and lesser knowns , still , now littering "Junkshop Glam" comps with real style. I also think the early progenitors , like John Kongos and even "The Raver" by The Troggs , bear mentioning..... Who'd we have here ? , The Dolls and Alice Cooper , of course , Zolar - X , Silverhead (Tho' I find 'em more Rock than Glam , like Kiss.) , Shady Lady , Jobriath , etc.   Most documents on Glam's history completely overlook modern day torch - bearers like Hanoi Rocks , solo Michael Monroe , The Sirens (Detroit), and Giuda.

    • September 2, 2017 9:35 PM CDT
    • Just finished reading "Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century" by Simon Reynolds. I really dug it, although I was less interested in the "artists" in the pop spectrum of today that's borrowed from the glam ethos of yesteryear. The author makes a valid point, so I understand him including them in the book. And "glam" isn't just Stardust Bowie/NY Dolls glam in this book, as it also covers rock 'n' roll bands that went heavy on the theatrics in their stage show. Highly recommended, if you haven't already read it.

    • June 6, 2017 3:33 AM CDT
    • ..... What was interesting was , that Iggy book had a grainy reproduction of the newspaper ad  for the August '88 "Greatest Show on Earth" Chicago Aragon Iggy Pop / Ramones show. The Dickies were on the bill , too , but , it was'nt announced til the day of the show. I WAS PSYCHED ABOUT THAT , I'D BEEN TRYING TO SEE THE DICKIES FOR YEARS !    I thought Iggy  and The RAMONES HAD EQUAL BILLING , But Iggy had top billing , which meant he had better access to the lights and sound , and played about twice as long as The Ramones. The mix was very bad for The Ramones' set , but , the Dickies came out sounding good , in a set that lasted about 25 minutes. But , it was a good time , overall.   I FOUND A COPY OF THE AD , RECENTLY. i WAS'NT SURE IF i'D SAVED IT OR NOT.

      I guess it did'nt turn up ,before , but I just read Phil Lynott's bio , one of 'em. It stops short of sensationalism. Of course , the drink , drugs , violence , marriage problems and even flirtations with Dance music (??) are covered , tho' not in gory detail.  Lynott's first and last meeting with his Father is'nt mentioned at all. 

    • May 21, 2017 10:55 PM CDT
    • The Fuzztone.  Rudi Protrudi's book is a great read.  Check it out!

    • May 13, 2017 3:01 PM CDT
    • Eschillion Key (above)

      Cyberpunk dark fantasy time travel adventure starring many protagonists, antagonists, and antiheroes.

      Introduction - relates plausibility of a kidnapping in explanation of Book 1 Section I,

      Section I, Killing Clocks - children with a magic pen capable of bending time adventure in a city of anarchy.

      Section II, Escape From Paradise - the antihero star of the story escapes a false utopian socialist society into false utopian anarchy. a drean sequence may explain what happened to the children in Section I.

      Section III, Killing Clocks - protagonists, antiheroes, and antagonists bump heads.

      Book 2

      The Fall - Chicken Bone Sawing,

      a failed blowjob joke built into hermaphroditic prose poetry.

      Hell - the Sugar Quest,

      serial killer disassociated tripping and adventure

      Abyss Crossing - the Value of Unique Experiences,

      religious dogma and unstable introverted art responses explored

      the End Times - the History of the Universe,

      adventuring in Chrystal City climaxes with Abel's Gospel.

    • May 4, 2017 9:38 AM CDT
    • Eschillion Key

      The link provides free .pdf files of the book at no charge, clicking automatically downloads a .pdf

      This is a cyberpunk novel I wrote,

      fantasy, experimental poetry, time travel adventure on strange drugs.

       

    • December 11, 2016 9:09 PM CST
    • Hey , John. I'm leafing through Kenneth Anger's "Hollywood Babylon 2". Good read , even some of the people I'd never heard of. I read the first one , years ago.  Sometimes , Anger's sarcasm is kind of taxing....No , I did'nt think they needed to wreck as many Police cars as they did , either in "The Blues Bros." , but , does the MOVIE still hold up ? Hell , yeah.   I nearly met Anger , once. He turned up , unannounced , at a screaning of the John Barrymore "Jekyll and Hyde". I tried to go over and say hello , as he was leaving , but, he was having a conversation with someone .

      Brian McMahon's book is due out in days. Look out for it.......

    • September 8, 2016 4:34 PM CDT
    • I'M READING AN ADVANCE COPY OF BRIAN MCMAHON (electric eels , Cool Marriage Counselors , Brian McMahon Mit Das Volt)'s autobiography , due out soon from Hozac press. What's interesting is , he has other people comment on his own commentary , and I've been asked to do the same . here it'll end up ,I'll just have to wait and see......I JUST FINISHED "Iggy Pop Neighborhood Threat" written by former Iggy And UK SUBS BASS PLAYER, WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME . Not much insight to Iggy's off stage personality , it deals more with Andy McCoy , ex - Hanoi Rocks and Iggy Guitarist , whose habits nearly deep sixed the whole operation. But , I saw Iggy with this band , twice , in '88. Finding out that Andy was in the band did seal the deal for me. The photos are largely amateurish , and some are decent personal shots with Iggy , his then - wife , Suchi ,  and the band. All in all , it's a good Rock 'nRoll road read

    • June 8, 2016 4:08 PM CDT
    • A newbie on this forum and the absolutely first topic I saw was this...

      ... which is fun since I am a literature student :D

       

      Currently: 20th century latin american writers like Borges, Marguez, Neruda, Rulfo and Allende for a history class, also contemporary finnish (yep, I am a finn myself) "serial writers", a couple of trilogies or even quadrilogies.

    • May 27, 2016 6:27 PM CDT
    • i just started reading the new autobiography of Terry Gibson (Lead Guitarist , Downliners Sect - classic lineup and 70's reunion , plus the F.U.2 Punksploitation LP !). It's written in a very sparse , laid back style.It promises to be a thorough look at one of Britain's finest , and still kickin' arse , R'n'B/R'n'R outfits. The many rare photos don't hurt , either. You can order it from Mike Stax at Ugly Things.....

    • May 13, 2016 3:23 AM CDT
    • Just finished two great books by authors I've always known of but never read, Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and JG Ballard's Drowned World. On to lsome non-fiction now with Owen Jones The Establishment.

    • April 1, 2016 9:14 PM CDT
    • I found Dennis Dunaway's ( Orig.ALICE COOPER group Bassist.) book, which I had'nt seen , anywhere , SINCE IT CAME OUT ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. So , I'm going to start on that.

      Dennis has a great way with a story. I met him , briefly , just before the book came out , and I asked him about the Alice Cooper Group backing Gene Vincent at the Toronto Rock'n'Roll Revival. HE LIT UP LIKE HALF OF OLD FREMONT ST. (VEGAS) , telling me about how psyched they were to be in the presence of true greatness.  He also told me the original pre - A.C. Garage band , The Spiders , got billed over The Yardbirds in PHOENIX , THOUGH , OF COURSE, THE YARDBIRDS CLOSED THE SHOW. He said they had the nuts to precede The Yardbirds with an all - Yardbirds set , after which THE YARDBIRDS BLEW THEIR SHIT AWAY.

    • March 28, 2016 3:57 PM CDT
    • Erik , if my reply did'nt go thru , I'll try again , later....

    • March 25, 2016 9:25 PM CDT
    • John, I'm reading Warner's newest Don't Be a Jerk.

      I'm also reading Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff...Some seriously good shit

    • March 23, 2016 5:46 PM CDT
    • I'm "Reding", just not spelling. I was reading an early bio of Bill Haley , "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner and "The League of Unfortunate Superheroes" (Recommended for all fans of strange and sometimes downright bad comics.) , in intervals , but , I finished neither. Marky Ramones' book , I love to read any chance I get.

    • March 23, 2016 5:45 PM CDT
    • I'm "Reding", just not spelling. I was reading an early bio of Bill Haley , "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner and "The League of Unfortunate Superheroes" (Recommended for all fans of strange and sometimes downright bad comics.) , in intervals , but , I finished neither. Marky Ramones' book , I love to read any chance I get.

    • March 20, 2016 8:46 PM CDT
    • i'm reding Marky Ramone's book "Punk Rock Blitzkrieg". Never mind the title , this is a VERY cool Rock Read. I'VE MET MARKY A COUPLE OF TIMES , AND HE DOES HAVE A GOOD WAY WITH A STORY. His sense of humor and attention to details accentuate already - great stories. He does talk about Dust , Wayne County and Richard Hell before getting to the main event. 

    • July 20, 2016 6:26 PM CDT
    • Greetings!

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      Blackened death project HAIDUK returns with a crushing new release!

      “DEMONICON”!

       

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    • June 10, 2016 4:51 PM CDT
    • The other day , I saw a beautiful , tricked out Oldsmobile . Probably very early 60's , not the brontosaurus models I prefer , very sporty looking....I could'nt help saying , out loud "Now, THAT guy's got a small penis."....I'M SURE THAT IS'NT ALWAYS TRUE (Not that I've checked.), BUT , it had "Penis substitute" written all over it.

    • June 8, 2016 4:10 PM CDT
    • I have the coolest car on my street. 1973 Triumph Spitfire.

      http://www.triumphspitfire.com/images/fun/Hekkanen2.jpg