Playing hard-stomping glam rock with singalong choruses as well as more straightforward romantic pop, the Glitter Band were named for their association with glam idol Gary Glitter. The band originally came together in 1972, following Glitter's own breakthrough with the hit "Rock and Roll." With his first major concert tour looming, Glitter and producer/co-conspirator Mike Leander needed a full-time backing band for live work. Although the band was not physically present on any of Glitter's own hits (according to the singer, Mike Leander alone played every instrument himself), the Glitter Band not only accompanied Glitter on his tours and television appearances, they also racked up seven hits of their own, six of them making the Top Ten. Ultimately, the Glitter Band became almost as successful, and certainly as well-known, as Gary Glitter himself. And while the band's original sound was firmly cut in the style of their namesake, by the end of their career, they'd developed into a wholly original and utterly captivating act in their own right.
The Glitter Men, as the group was originally known, was built around an idea that Glitter and Leander had first experimented with during the mid-'60s: a sprawling combo whose sound and visuals were based upon a core of two drummers and two saxophonists. Their choice of bandleader also reached back to that earlier era -- baritone sax player John Rossall had previously played with Leander's own eponymous orchestra, and alongside Glitter in the subsequent Boston International.
I am a great fan of Glam Pop music and also bubblegum stuff. I was a 12 year old boy and had no clue where my musical trip would lead me in my life but i knew 100% that the most important thing in life is music and my acoustic guitar (i wished so much an electric guitar cause all the guys in TV played electric guitars and they sounded so damned different but nevertheless i loved my piece of wood) and all the cool guys with this very great sound. In this time the Glitter band had their heydays. Anyway it's around 45 years later and sometimes this kid in me want to hear the old songs.
I think this album assembled their strongest songs.
Frank Flac p1 & Flac p2 & Flac p3 - mp3@320