Rock http://nhpr.org en Glam Rock: Why It Matters http://nhpr.org/post/glam-rock-why-it-matters <p>Glam rock paraded its outrageous self across the stage between the early and late 1970s… David Bowie, Lou Reed, and bands like T-Rex, and Roxy Music traded in mad men and hippy era masculinity for flamboyant hairstyles, blue eyeshadow and platforms shoes. Glam came from Britain, but conspired with America’s Me Generation…dropping a glitter bomb of theatrics, androgyny and gay camp on a country lurching between deprivation and hedonism. Without glam, there would be no punk, no Flock of Seagulls hair bands, goth rock or KISS…&nbsp; cultural critic <strong>Mark Dery</strong> argues that glam was surprisingly radical…planting the seeds of genderplay in the minds of middle class kids, one guitar riff at a time. <strong>Mark </strong>is author of “All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters,” the inaugural e-reader release from the new Boing Boing imprint.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:43:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29394 at http://nhpr.org Glam Rock: Why It Matters