Simon Reynolds revisits glam rock
Glam rock, the trend that put the roll back in rock 'n' roll after the psychedelic burnout and beardy
earnestness of the twilight of the 1960s. Glam, the gender-bent dress-up cabaret that helped smuggle queer liberation into mainstream pop culture. Glam, precursor of punk, but perhaps also early warning of today's hall-of-mirrors celebrity culture . . .
. . . Or, as many Americans might say, Glam rock, what is that? You