Shock and Awe - Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century-logo

Shock and Awe - Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century

Simon Reynolds

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania-"the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)-comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop. Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas. Shock and Awe offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre's major themes-stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse-Reynolds tracks glam's legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Shock and Awe shows how the original glam artists' obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture.

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania-"the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)-comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop. Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas. Shock and Awe offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre's major themes-stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse-Reynolds tracks glam's legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Shock and Awe shows how the original glam artists' obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture.
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Genres:

Music

Description:

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania-"the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)-comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop. Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas. Shock and Awe offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre's major themes-stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse-Reynolds tracks glam's legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Shock and Awe shows how the original glam artists' obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Camm

Length:

23h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:01:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:04:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:16:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:04:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:14:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:09:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:06:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:14:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

58:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

49:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

48:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:09:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:07:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

50:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

59:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:34