The Glam Olympics


Ladies and gentlemen, Alvin Stardust as Discobolus.

Download: Red Dress – Alvin Stardust (mp3)

Something for the Weekend



Don’t think I need to say that I prefer Bryan’s version of this song to Bob Dylan’s. Not only didn’t he have both Phil Manzanera and Chris Spedding playing on his, I bet Dylan never wore leather trousers while singing it either.

Something for the Weekend



Heavvvvvy.

He’s the Leader of the Band


This David Essex classic owes an awful lot to Bowie’s “Rock and Roll Suicide” but it does have more interesting production, especially that heartbeat/piano intro. Which makes me wonder what Ziggy Stardust would have sounded like produced by Jeff Wayne.

Download: Stardust – David Essex (mp3)

Photo: Dude (1972) by Mick Rock

Something for the Long Weekend



It’s Thanksgiving here today so I thought I’d start the weekend early with this marvelous clip. Another one to come tomorrow.

Notice there aren’t any girls trying to jump on Ron Mael. I think one does near the end but she probably just felt bad that his brother was getting all the Teenybopper action.

Somethings for the Weekend



How do you choose between two clips as great as these?

You don’t.

Ready for his close-up













Bowie might not be as sexy as Marilyn Cole or Jerry Hall (if you’re a bloke, anyway) but his sleeves are just as iconic as Roxy’s. More, I’d say.

Download: Andy Warhol (live) – David Bowie (mp3)
Buy: Live Santa Monica 72 (album)

Ready for her close-up again







Thought I’d do another of these posts since it was such a big hit last time. Yes, it’s a shameless ploy to get more page views.

Download: Angel Eyes (original version) – Roxy Music (mp3)

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