Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers...
Are you looking for that special ingredient to make your new year's eve Glam Rock party go with an extra swish? Then look no further than this compilation of covers by the world-famous Children of the Revolution. The notorious rockers are clearly refusing to give up the Glam Rock crown, and are also, thankfully, refusing to grow old gracefully. Their outrageous onstage clobber, the envy of Chicory Tip members everywhere, was worn during the recording of this album, and you can almost hear the stomp of platform boots throughout. Almost.
This fine collection, enigmatically entitled 'IV', is released by Mike Peters', (of The Alarm), Twenty First Century Recording Company through MPO. Touchingly faithful versions of two David Bowie songs are included on the CD, 'The Jean Genie' and 'All The Young Dudes', even though 'Dudes' is more faithful to Mott The Hooples' version. Other songs recorded originally by the likes of The New York Dolls, T Rex, The Sweet and Slade are included, and there's even a Christmas tune written for the band by Mile Peters. Click on the sleeve above to order a copy of the CD online, and go here to learn more about the mighty Rev.
Thanx to Alain Insane for helping keep Glam alive.
Total Blam Blam (European Correspondent)