Glam punk


Glam punk

Infobox Music genre
name = Glam punk
color = #BB0022
bgcolor = white
stylistic_origins= protopunk, rock and roll, glam rock, punk rock
cultural_origins = Early 1970s, United States and United Kingdom
instruments = Electric guitar, bass guitar, drums
popularity = Underground and cult following throughout much of its history.
derivatives =
subgenres = none
subgenrelist = Punk rock
fusiongenres =
regional_scenes =
other_topics = Protopunk

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 New York Dolls, whose androgynous image and raw, loose music style laid down a blueprint for the genre. Other notable acts who have been described as glam punk include Hanoi Rocks, Manic Street Preachers and D Generation. [ [http://www.aversion.com/bands/interviews.cfm?f_id=188 "Re-Generation"] , "Aversion.com", February 24, 2003. Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] [ [http://www.thisisyesterday.com/ints/glampunk.html "Welsh Preachers deliver glam punk sermon"] , "ThisIsYesterday.com", April 23, 1992. Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,3273287,00.html "Another Hostile Takeover"] , "ArtistDirect.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.]

1970s: New York City and Detroit

Following the 1970s punk explosion in London, the New York Dolls were sometimes labelled "glam-punk" in comparison. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9635724/new_york_dolls_make_their_return "New York Dolls Make Their Return: the glam-punk pioneers are back with their first album in more than three decades "] , "Rolling Stone Magazine", April 6, 2006. Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] Iggy Pop is also considered by some as glam punk; likely due to his androgynous image and the protopunk sound of his band, The Stooges. [ [http://www.play.com/Clothing/T-Shirts/4-/3497779/Iggy-Pop-Leap/Product.html "Iggy Pop - Le
] , "Play.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.
]

Glam rock icon David Bowie produced some of Iggy Pop's most popular songs, such as "Lust for Life". Alice Cooper, one of the first glam rock artists, influenced bands such as Hanoi Rocks and the Sex Pistols. [ [http://www.johnlydon.com/jlbooks.html#coops "Alice Cooper Box Set - Introduction"] , "JohnLydon.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] 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, [ [http://www.punk77list.com/music2.html "Hollywood Brats - Hollywood Brats (Cherry Red)"] , "Punk77List.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] and Jet — can be heard on the compilation CD "Glitterbest: 20 Pre Punk 'n' Glam Terrace Stompers". [ [http://wc10.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:pk57gjir46ic " Glitterbest: 20 Pre Punk 'n' Glam Terrace Stompers"] , "AllMusic.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.]

1980s

The 1980s saw a re-emergence of the glam punk style with the band Hanoi Rocks. [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,3273287,00.html "Another Hostile Takeover"] , "ArtistDirect.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] While playing in London, the group influenced several other bands who played in a similar style, such as Dogs D'Amour [ [http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/the_dogs_damour "The Dogs D'Amour"] , "FoxyTunes.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.]

1990s: international revivals

In the 1990s, the glam punk image was unpopular, but punk rock-influenced music was on the rise with grunge music acts such as Nirvana. Bands such as New York City's D Generation became popular in the underground scene and received critical acclaim from "Rolling Stone" magazine. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/dgeneration/albums/album/207901/review/5942074/no_lunch "D Generation: No Lunch"] , "Rolling Stone Magazine", February 2, 1998. Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] 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. [ [http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/03.16.05/preachers-0511.html "Glamour Pusses: The glam-punk legend of the Manic Street Preachers lives on."] , "MetroActive.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] Their 1991 debut "Generation Terrorists" drew influences from The Clash and Hanoi Rocks, and like in the case of D Generation, their album received critical acclaim, but poor album sales. [ [http://www.vfestival.com/index.html?pid=2831 "V Festival 2007: Manic Street Preachers Q&A"] , "VFestival.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.]

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." [ [http://www.mp3.com/albums/390939/reviews.html "Total 13: the Babies sound a little more glam/punk and a little less MC5/Stones"] , "MP3.com", Retrieved on January 8, 2008.] Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks was a guest performer on one of the band's albums, and guitarist Dregen has recorded a live acoustic album with Dogs D'Amour vocalist Tyla.

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.glampunk.org/ GlamPunk.org]
* [http://www.glitzine.net/ Glitzine.net]
* [http://www.veglam.com/veglam/index4.php VeGlam.com]
* [http://www.trashsurfin.de/Glam-Punk-Rock_N_Roll/ Glam Punk band directory]


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