Glam Punk (or glitter punk) is a music genre that mixes elements of glam rock with protopunk or punk rock (and sometimes garage rock). The most influential glam punk band has been the New York Dolls, whose androgynous image and raw, loose brand of rock n’ roll provided a blueprint for the genre. Other notable glam punk bands include Jayne County, Iggy Pop, Placebo, Squad Five-O, Eric Emerson and the Magic Tramps, Dorian Zero, The Dogs D’Amour, Manic Street Preachers, Toilet Boys, Hanoi Rocks, and D Generation.
Following the 1970s punk explosion in London, the New York Dolls were sometimes labelled glam-punk in comparison. Detroit proto-punk band The Stooges are also considered by some as glam punk; likely due to the androgynous image of singer Iggy Pop and the fact that glam rock pioneer David Bowie produced some of Iggy’s solo material. Alice Cooper, one of the first glam rock artists, influenced bands such as Hanoi Rocks and the Sex Pistols. Most of the original American New Wave bands, especially those in New York City, showed at least a certain amount of glam influence. Some of the more obscure glam punk bands from this period — such as Hollywood Brats, and Jet — can be heard on the compilation CD Glitterbest: 20 Pre Punk ‘n’ Glam Terrace Stompers.
The 1980s saw a re-emergence of the glam punk style with the Finnish band Hanoi Rocks. While playing in London, the group influenced several other bands who played in a similar style, such as Dogs D’Amour.
Bands such as New York City‘s D Generation became popular in the underground scene and received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone magazine. However, the critical acclaim did not result in high album sales. Around the same time, Welsh band Manic Street Preachers played a similar musical style as well as bassist Nicky Wire‘s cross dressing and and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards‘ makeup. Their 1992 debut Generation Terrorists drew influences from The Clash and Hanoi Rocks, and, much like the work of D Generation, it received critical acclaim, but poor sales. Backyard Babies, from Sweden, were a prominent example of glam punk during the 1990s, with their album Total 13. Guitarist Dregen once described the Backyard Babies in an interview as “The missing link between KISS and the Ramones.”
Pretty Vacant- Sex Pistols (Promo Video 1977, HD)
Recorded in one take in 1977 and directed by Mike Mansfield as a promo for the release of the single.
PIL – Public Image
you never listen to a word that I said, you only seen me for the clothes that I wear, or did the interest go so much deeper it must have been
the colour of my hair…
LeftField – “Open up” featuring John Lydon
You lied, you faked
You cheated, you changed the stakes
Magnet toss that pie in the sky
Unrehearsed, let the bubbles burst
All in all, a three-ring circus
Of unity with parody
Tragedy or comedy
Open up, make room for me
Now open up, make room for me
Lose myself inside your schemes
Go for the money, honey
Not the screen
Be a movie star, blah blah blah
Go the whole hog
Be bigger than God
Burn Hollywood burn, taking down Tinseltown
Burn Hollywood burn, burn down to the ground
Burn Hollywood burn, burn holywood burn
Take down Tinseltown, burn down to the ground
Down, into the ground
Burn, burn, burn
Driving with John Lydon
John Lydon On Lady Gaga and Madonna
John Lydon Revisits His Childhood Home
John Lydon’s scrapbook
I havent put much on this blog under the category “vintage” since that would be pretty much the whole blog.
I kind of wonder if i should´nt have though, to attract the “right” crowd (or rather their attention).
More or less everything on the blog ranges from the 1700´s to 1980´s and includes Highland wear, punk, flappers, Swing, Victorian and Edwardian clothes.
The Distillers are an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1998. They released their first two albums on Hellcat Records/Epitaph Records before moving to Sire, part of the Warner Music Group. The Distillers were originally formed by Australian-bornBrody Armstrong (later Dalle), a woman with a distinctively harsh singing voice. Ex-wife of Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong, Brody changed her name to “Dalle” after their divorce in 2003. Although there were significant line-up changes it was Brody who played guitar, sang, and wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the band’s three albums. Tony Bevilacqua also played guitar and Ryan Sinn played bass.
Members Brody and Tony have, since the split, formed a new band called Spinnerette.
The Distillers – “City of Angels” Hellcat Records
The Distillers – L A Girl
Punk rocker in a small town in Finland
Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic, with many bands self-producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels.