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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like Queen to be considered as glam rock
and especially 'Queen 2' has no 'Glam rock' in it, why not choose Sheer heart attack instead?

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen is Glam Rock. Freddie said: Glamour is part of us, and we want to be dandy...
I think SHAttack is more rock than glam.

I like T-Rex and Slade!

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

slade.mott.roxy.......o my youth is flooding back lol.

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Slade: How`d You Ride, Look At Last Night...
T-Rex: Hot Love, Get It On, Jason B. Sad... Marc Bolan - Glam Star!

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II is definately not glam rock.


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quit bitching. At least Queen II made it onto a list, perhaps some people might check it out.

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What the hell, glamrock, THESE ALBUMS? I was thinking Bon Jovi and Mötely Crew that´s glamrock. Maybe I´ve lost it?


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

henke1980 wrote:

What the hell, glamrock, THESE ALBUMS? I was thinking Bon Jovi and Mötely Crew that´s glamrock. Maybe I´ve lost it?


Different era of Glam...you were just born too late.

Odd to have a glam albums list - glam was a singles genre in my view.

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

henke1980 wrote:

What the hell, glamrock, THESE ALBUMS? I was thinking Bon Jovi and Mötely Crew that´s glamrock. Maybe I´ve lost it?


Bon Jovi, Whitesnake are called Romantic/Happy/Hair Metal/Rock. Not Glam Rock.
Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard are called Glam Metal or Glam Rock.
Metallica is Thrash Metal.
Catch up, Ketchup!

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

April wrote:

henke1980 wrote:

What the hell, glamrock, THESE ALBUMS? I was thinking Bon Jovi and Mötely Crew that´s glamrock. Maybe I´ve lost it?


Bon Jovi, Whitesnake are called Romantic/Happy/Hair Metal/Rock. Not Glam Rock.
Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard are called Glam Metal or Glam Rock.
Metallica is Thrash Metal.
Catch up, Ketchup!
Well, I am really not into "glam" afterall...Metallica however, ARGH!


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Quit bitching. At least Queen II made it onto a list, perhaps some people might check it out.


I agree with that, soul brother!


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Motley Crue and Twisted Sister aren't glam rock and definately not def leppard. Glam rock started early 70's and would have been bands like T-Rex, Mud, Gary Glitter, Queen, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Sweet, Bay City Rollers. It was as much about the type of clothes and fashion of the time as the actual music.

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Musically, glam rock was characterised by a combination of languid, ethereal ballads and raunchy, high-energy Rolling Stones–influenced rock. Lyrically, the genre's played on standard hedonistic pop/rock themes, but other underlying key subjects including classic literature, mythology, esoteric philosophy, history, science fiction and (apolitical) 'teenage revolution' (such as in T.Rex's "Children of the Revolution", Sweet’s "Teenage Rampage", Alice Cooper's "School's Out" and David Bowie's "Teenage Wildlife").

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glam_rock#Musical_and_visual_style


Sounds rather vague... I guess, like Gibson's website said, glam rock is more about the looks than about the music itself.

About Queen in the glam rock era...

"Although presenting a classically 'camp' glam image at the time, Queen mastered the art of the catchy single and their run of hits eventually eclipsed even Slade. Queen's early sound was a Back Sabbath-reminiscent blend of heavy metal and progressive rock, but the band's albums and singles went on to display a staggering array of styles."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glam_rock#History

I know wikipedia isn't the most reliable source in the world, but this article sounds pretty accurate to me.


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Posted: 20 Sep 08, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd agree with those who stated Sheer Heart Attack was more in the direction of Glam Rock than Queen II.

Certainly Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album deserves to be there...a superb record.

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Posted: 20 Sep 08, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hillerqueen wrote:

Motley Crue and Twisted Sister aren't glam rock and definately not def leppard. Glam rock started early 70's and would have been bands like T-Rex, Mud, Gary Glitter, Queen, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Sweet, Bay City Rollers. It was as much about the type of clothes and fashion of the time as the actual music.


Ok, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard are Glam Metal not Glam Rock (I shouldn`t have added the words). But trust me, it`s not my opinion, it`s critics` classification.

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Posted: 20 Sep 08, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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