Author :  Simon Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

At the dawn of the 1970s, glam smashed through the faded denim dream of the hippie era - an eruption of alien glamour, gender mayhem and thrilling music that changed pop for ever. Shock and Awe takes the reader on a wild tour of the era, chronicling the exploits of its flamboyant personalities. Simon Reynolds explores how artists such as David Bowie, T. Rex, Roxy Music, Alice Cooper, Sparks, The Sweet, and New York Dolls celebrated illusion and self-invention over authenticity, revelling in artifice and spectacle.

And he charts the reverberations of glam themes - fame, decadence, extreme fashion, theatrical excess - as they continue to influence pop today.

Pages: 687

ISBN: 978-0-571-30172-0


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