Glam Rock

More metallic than power pop, too diverse and ambitious to be punk, Glam rock is a genre defined mostly by an attitude as the genre can cross various lines from Punk (New York Dolls) to Metal (Kiss, Thin Lizzy) to Rock & Roll (Mott the Hoople, T Rex) to wildly eclectic (Queen). The attitude that held them all together was a mixture of flamboyant, outrageous, androgynous, over the top 70's sleaze.  Glam Rock produced a lot of great rock.

Published on by Chuck O'Rourke.