DISCOGRAPHY | POSTED ON: Sunday 08th November 2020

Blockbuster a Tribute to Glam Rock

The 9th in our tribute series. The 4 disc CD-Boxset comprising of 54 covers of the Glam era by bands across the world. Including an appearance by legendary producer Tony Visconti.

The Great Britain of the 70s could be a drab, monochrome place. The buzz of the Summer Of Love had long faded and in its place, it seemed, came the escalating tensions in Northern Ireland, economic and political crisis and a sense that the nation’s moment had passed. Glam rock (or “glitter rock”, as it was better known in the US) added a rare splash of colour and sparked a very different kind of cultural evolution. In part a reaction to that turgid zeitgeist of the time, and in part further evidence that the music scene still had some solid boundaries to press against.
It was working class scene and a response to the prevailing musical landscape that had grown more statesmanlike and serious. The glam rockers could see that the world wasn’t changing despite the efforts of the previous flower power movement, instead they wanted to escape it, creating a rich, out-there theatricality that strayed thrillingly close to performance art territory. However, They clearly wrote from direct experience, in the language of their brethren in the Different (working) Class: “Doc Martens and Crombies
The dancehalls of 70s Britain enjoyed it’s penchant for short, simple and loud guitar based tunes with anthem-like choruses, strongly prevalent in the glam rock hits of the day. It is those shouted choruses, like chants on the stadium terraces, cheering on the footy team, that resonate as a primal call to arms. The Glam scene acted as a proto punk movement sharing it’s unashamed desire to break fashion norms and push the boundaries of British society in the 70’s.

Blockbuster focus’s on the classic 1970’s era of Glam Rock. We’ll be splitting the style into a handful of scenes. The first rocknroll revival of Mud, Sweet and Mott the Hoople. The second generation of song writers like Roxy Music, T-Rex, Bowie, Elton John. The third generation of teen pop idols like ABBA, Bay City Rollers. We’ll also include American garage rock, Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, Lou Reed. Also, the sophisticated crossovers like Queen and Electric Light Orchestra.

1

Get It On

The Spammed

2

Life on Mars

Suspense Heroes Syndicate

3

Rock On

King Hammond

4

Saturday Night

Mr. Kingpin

5

Love of My Life

The Magnetics

6

People Like You

The Porkers Feat Dan Vitale

7

Cus I Love You

The Inflatables

8

Mama Weer All Crazee Now

French Boutik

9

Are you Ready to Rock

Detroit Riddim Crew

10

Saturdays Alright for Fighting

Fink's Constant

11

Mr Blue Sky

Wotka Trawolta

12

I Don't Wanna be your Dog

Dakka Skanks

13

Rocketman

Chango Munks

14

Children of the Revolution

Heavensbee

1

Get It On
The Spammed

2

Life on Mars
Suspense Heroes Syndicate

3

Rock On
King Hammond

4

Saturday Night
Mr. Kingpin

5

Love of My Life
The Magnetics

6

People Like You
The Porkers Feat Dan Vitale

7

Cus I Love You
The Inflatables

8

Mama Weer All Crazee Now
French Boutik

9

Are you Ready to Rock
Detroit Riddim Crew

10

Saturdays Alright for Fighting
Fink's Constant

11

Mr Blue Sky
Wotka Trawolta

12

I Don't Wanna be your Dog
Dakka Skanks

13

Rocketman
Chango Munks

14

Children of the Revolution
Heavensbee

1

Space Oddity

Special Brew

2

Ride a White Swan

Gorgeous Whiskey

3

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

Nidge Hart

4

All the Young Dudes

The Bighead

5

The Passenger

Ska Beat City

6

Shang-A-Lang

Skaledonia

7

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

The Bishops

8

Fox on the Run

Napoleon Solo

9

Metal Guru

Gladness

10

Blockbuster

Doctor No

11

Wild Child

Hub City Stompers

12

Dont Bring me Down

Epic 18

13

Lonely This Christmas

Keegan feat The Pressure Tenants

14

Perfect Day

The Tinkerman

15

Clap Your Hands

Sunny Coast Rude Boys

1

Space Oddity
Special Brew

2

Ride a White Swan
Gorgeous Whiskey

3

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Nidge Hart

4

All the Young Dudes
The Bighead

5

The Passenger
Ska Beat City

6

Shang-A-Lang
Skaledonia

7

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Bishops

8

Fox on the Run
Napoleon Solo

9

Metal Guru
Gladness

10

Blockbuster
Doctor No

11

Wild Child
Hub City Stompers

12

Dont Bring me Down
Epic 18

13

Lonely This Christmas
Keegan feat The Pressure Tenants

14

Perfect Day
The Tinkerman

15

Clap Your Hands
Sunny Coast Rude Boys

1

Cum On Feel the Noize

New Lion Ska

2

Moonage Daydream

Rude Boy George

3

Dyna-mite

The Skapones

4

Starman

Erin Bardwell Collective

5

Mart Callwood

Rebel Rebel

6

Personality Crisis

Barbicide

7

You Can't Put Your Arm Around A Memory

H.O.B City Stompers featuring Johnny 7

8

Ball Park Incident

Malambo Ska

9

Changes

Captain Accident and the Disasters

10

Mama Weer All Crazee Now

The Pressure Tenants

11

If You Can't Give Me Love

The Decatonics

12

Everyday

Big Fat Panda

13

Horror Movie

Fiesta Fiasco

14

Ballroom Blitz

Specialized Allstars

1

Cum On Feel the Noize
New Lion Ska

2

Moonage Daydream
Rude Boy George

3

Dyna-mite
The Skapones

4

Starman
Erin Bardwell Collective

5

Mart Callwood
Rebel Rebel

6

Personality Crisis
Barbicide

7

You Can't Put Your Arm Around A Memory
H.O.B City Stompers featuring Johnny 7

8

Ball Park Incident
Malambo Ska

9

Changes
Captain Accident and the Disasters

10

Mama Weer All Crazee Now
The Pressure Tenants

11

If You Can't Give Me Love
The Decatonics

12

Everyday
Big Fat Panda

13

Horror Movie
Fiesta Fiasco

14

Ballroom Blitz
Specialized Allstars

1

Love Is the Drug

Chuzz

2

Virginia Plain

Godwin & Son

3

I Can Do It

The Lockdown Lucky Band

4

Suffragette City

Floral Detectives

5

Hot Love

Mr Waverly

6

Jeepster

The Sign

7

Women in Uniform

Blue Ruin

8

Trash

Bulky Matron

9

Mama Mia

Ten Bob Notes

10

In Every Dream Home a Heartache

Indeed

11

The Man Who Sold the World

Dunia and Aram

12

John I'm Only Dancing

TMC featuring Mitzi T

13

Dancing Queen

Synonyms of Awesome

14

Ziggy 2020

Brian Johnson (LJS) Ft Madgers

15

Tiger Feet

DJ Onex

1

Love Is the Drug
Chuzz

2

Virginia Plain
Godwin & Son

3

I Can Do It
The Lockdown Lucky Band

4

Suffragette City
Floral Detectives

5

Hot Love
Mr Waverly

6

Jeepster
The Sign

7

Women in Uniform
Blue Ruin

8

Trash
Bulky Matron

9

Mama Mia
Ten Bob Notes

10

In Every Dream Home a Heartache
Indeed

11

The Man Who Sold the World
Dunia and Aram

12

John I'm Only Dancing
TMC featuring Mitzi T

13

Dancing Queen
Synonyms of Awesome

14

Ziggy 2020
Brian Johnson (LJS) Ft Madgers

15

Tiger Feet
DJ Onex


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