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Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Reynolds, Simon
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 704
Pub Date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571301713
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! The author explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. He charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies.
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As the sixties 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 seventies 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. Shock and Awe is a defining work and another classic in the Faber Social rock n roll canon to stand alongside Rip it Up, Electric Eden and Yeah Yeah Yeah.

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