dead, long live Glamrock, or rather not?! Okay, at least what's up to
Munich tonight, it has come back alive a little bit. No, not quite
alright, 'cause the slogan is Glam meets Punkrock. But I got some doubts
about this mixture. And this time these doubts get underlined at least
Although the "great response"!!!! has nothing to do with the slogan, but rather with the simple fact, that Munich's Rock'n'Roll Society hasn't got the nerv for Make up sparkling pink dressed Valentinos (sorry Alex, I don't mean that personally) . Or is the promotion for this show not done properly? But whatever speculations about this, it's too late anyway, and only about 100 fans of the glammer style have found their way to the Metropolis including our local Rockchicks and some spy's of the competition to check this mixture of Punk meets Glamrock.
Nun denn, dem Punk ist last
but not least dann noch Über- und fast Endlos-Genüge getan samt
Glitzerkanone, die schon mal vorab für Funkel und Glamour sorgt. Aber ich
muss gestehen, ich habe Lustfinger schon besser erlebt, wobei das aber
mitnichten am Können liegt, sondern vielmehr an den gegebenen Umständen.
Punkt um, nächstes Mal bitte wieder solo, ohne Glamrock, aber dafür Punk
pur bei vollem Haus und guter Stimmung....
Glamrock - what is it actually? I did ask myself this very often in the past, and I always got to one answer, that this is nothing else than dirty straight american Rock'n'Roll. No I rather think, the word Glam stands for it's sparkling presentation, which gave the whole thing it's name - including spandex tights, highheel boots, sarkling make up etc. This style was born in the early seventies with T-Rex and orginally it comes from good old Britain and not from America. Marc Bolan is still known as the founder of the sleazerock era. It went down the drain after a while to live up in the middle of the eighties with many american rockbands, who gave the scene a new and fresh sparkle. Back down again in the nineties, and now it seems, the trend is gonna come back for a third time with some come backs of the like's of Mötley Cüe, Cincerelly, Slaughter, Ratt, Pretty Boy Floyd and Tuff. The last two mentioned groups mainly because of their frontmen Stevie Rachelle and Steve Summers. Both beyond thier 40s and probably not as wild and crazy as they used to be, more down to earth, more sensible, but still with a slight touch of exotic aura to reflect those golden years in the past.
side, the other one is our Alexx, who is still dreaming this dream of the
L.A. Glamrock throughout his entire life. And he still does. He goes there
where the scene is to get some new and more connections. Connections which
has brought him those two icons Stevie Rachelle and Steve Summers for his
very personal project 'Shameless'. There is only a tiny problem about all
this. And to repeat myself in a way, the average Glam Trend has dismissed
the connetion for it's third spring this time, at least what's up to
Europe. No clue what the current situation in California is right now.
of all this philosophy about life and death of fire flies. The small
audiance has woken up and waits curiously for whatever is gonna happen now.
Yeah, okay, in
some ways I do remember the old times, when Pretty Boy Floyd and songs
like „Your Mama won’t
know’, „Set The Nite On Fire“
or „Leather Boyz With
Electric Toys“ got
popular. These are
good songs, no doubt about that, but in the end it's always the way of
performance which makes the day. And when the voice gets lost, those
tights look a bit funny and outta fashion and the singer looks, like he
urgently needs a bathroom, then sorry my friends, - this all rather
reminds me on a comedy. Plus all these technical problems, like broken
mikes etc. which don't really help to make things become better. - At leat
the outfit of Alexx is quite unique. Christian LaCroix is looking for a
male model. That'll be the chance Alexx.....
when Stevie Rachelle come on and Steve Summers leaves the stage, it's
getting better. This man is a true talent, my god, although his appearance
is much more down to earth than the other's here. But his voice, his aura
and his body is just simply perfect. He's offering us some wellknown songs
of Tuff, his baby, - only 'hairband' I miss. And just besides, I do luv
this great version of '16 Tons', - not beeing performed tonight