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Shock and Awe

Shock and Awe

Author: Simon Reynolds
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As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex -- all are represented here. Reynolds charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies and brings it right up to date with a final chapter on glam in hip hop, Lady Gaga, and the aftershocks of David Bowie's death.


Shock and Awe is a defining work and another classic in the Faber Social rock n roll canon to stand alongside Rip it Up, Electric Eden and Yeah Yeah Yeah.

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The first complete epic history of Glam Rock from '68-'76 by the finest music writer of his generation, Simon Reynolds.

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General Fields

  • : 9780571301713
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : September 2016
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Reynolds
  • : Hardback
  • : Main
  • : 544