All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters

All the Young Dudes Why Glam Rock Matters All the Young Dudes glam rock s rallying cry turned last year David Bowie wrote it but Mott the Hoople owned it their version was and will ever remain glam s anthem a hymn of exuberant disenc

  • Title: All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters
  • Author: Mark Dery
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • All the Young Dudes, glam rock s rallying cry, turned 40 last year David Bowie wrote it, but Mott the Hoople owned it their version was, and will ever remain, glam s anthem, a hymn of exuberant disenchantment that also happens to be one of rock s all time irresistible sing alongs Bowie, glam, and All the Young Dudes are inseparable in the public mind, summoning memo All the Young Dudes, glam rock s rallying cry, turned 40 last year David Bowie wrote it, but Mott the Hoople owned it their version was, and will ever remain, glam s anthem, a hymn of exuberant disenchantment that also happens to be one of rock s all time irresistible sing alongs Bowie, glam, and All the Young Dudes are inseparable in the public mind, summoning memories of a subculture dismissed as apolitical escapism, a glitter bomb of fashion and attitude that briefly relieved the malaise of the 70s Now, cultural critic Mark Dery gives the movement its due in an 8,000 word exploration of glam as rebellion through style As polymorphously perverse as the subculture it explores, All the Young Dudes Why Glam Matters is equal parts fan letter, visual culture criticism, queer theory, and true confession In bravura style, Dery teases out lines of connection between glam, the socioeconomic backdrop of the 70s, Oscar Wilde as a late Victorian Ziggy Stardust, the etymology and queer subtext of the slang term dude, the associative links between the 20s style cover of the Mott album on which Dudes appeared and the coded homoeroticism of the 20s magazine illustrator J.C Leyendecker considered in the context of the 1970s fad for all things 1920s , and Dery s own memories of growing up glam in 70s San Diego, where coming out as a Bowie fan even for straight kids was an invitation to bullying.Glam emboldened kids in Ameri

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