Tuesday, 28 August 2012
A brand new 70's GLAM ROCK CLUB NIGHT launches in London on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1st 2012.The club runs from 8pm untill 1am and admission is only £2 or just ONE POUND if you come dressed in your finest vintage glam rock gear.Be sure to head down to CAKEY MUTO at 25 Chatsworth Road, E5 for a night of TUBTHUMPING,GLAM ROCK ABANDON!
Expect to hear music from the likes of: Bowie, Sparks, T. Rex, Roxy Music, Jobriath, Pantherman, Slade, The Runaways, Queen, Milk 'N' Cookies, Suzi Quatro, Iggy Pop, The Sweet, Iron Virgin, The Glitter Band, New York Dolls, Steve Harley, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Lynsey De Paul, etc etc etc...
DJ's on the night are SONIC MEDUSA,HEIDI HEELZ,TIM PURR and myself DENIM DISCO!
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Details of and directions to the venue here:
Friday, 24 August 2012
''DONT'CHA THINK I'M LIKE A SPIDER
WONT'CHA STEP INSIDE MY PARLOUR
A great clip of LYNSEY DE PAUL performing her song ALL NIGHT on a french TV show with a
bevy of GO GO BOYS.Lynsey made her mark as the UK's first commercially successful FEMALE SINGER-SONGWRITER.Her run on the charts began in '72 with the songs SUGAR ME and GETTING A DRAG.The number she performs here from the following year was a little less successful.It only scraped to the position of #56 in the UK SINGLES CHART,but to my mind stands as one of her very best numbers.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
IT'S OUR TIME is one of many great tracks from the LP MESSAGE MAN released in 1977 by the multi-talented EDDY GRANT.Mr Grant wrote,arranged and produced the record and also played the majority of the instruments on it.For the disc he created a unique mix of REGGAE,SOUL,ROCK
CALYPSO and HIGHLIFE,a blend that would form the basis of an extremely successful solo career for the singer who had previously hit big with his band THE EQUALS in the late 1960's.
He would have to wait a couple of years before the first of his many solo hits: LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE from the WALKING ON SUNSHINE LP.The MESSAGE MAN LP was subsequently
overlooked which I find a great shame as it contains some of Eddy's best work.
DON'T HAVE TO TAKE SECOND BEST NO MORE
DON'T HAVE TO WEAR A HOLIE VEST NO MORE
CAUSE IT'S OUR TIME
CAUSE IT'S OUR TIME
MY TIME,AND YOUR TIME
Friday, 17 August 2012
A sublime sizzler from the summer of ’76.SLOW BURNING is a TWO STEP SOUL number from a little known BLACK BRITISH singer who also released the REGGAE 45 ‘’HE’LL HAVE TO GO’’ in the same year.If you put some REGGAE musicians in a room with only their instruments and a copy of ROCK YOUR BABY by GEORGE MCCRAE for company, they would probably come up with a song like this and given Mr Cherry’s involvement with the REGGAE scene I suspect that the record just might have been conceived this way!
The record seems to have made little impact at the time,which is surprising as the songs laid back groove seems to chime perfectly with the unusually hot weather conditions the UK was enjoying that summer.In this country THE SUMMER OF 1976 will always be remembered for the totally out of character HEATWAVE that scorched our playing fields and dehydrated the nylon wearing population of our fair isle.Feast your eyes on this selection of photos which document the event as you hit the play button on the DENIM DISCO YouTube upload of SLOW BURNING.
PHEW WHAT A SCORCHER!