Glitter Band


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The Glitter Band's first album included both of their initial brace of British hits: "Angel Face" and "Just for You." The remaining tracks are split between band originals, a version of the Gary Glitter/Mike Leander song "Rock On," and covers of oldies like "Sealed With a Kiss," "Sea Cruise," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," and "Gimme Some Loving." Similarity to Gary Glitter's records was ensured by using the same producer, Mike Leander, and the album sounds rather like Gary Glitter with more normal, less-mannered vocals. For that reason it might be less interesting than Gary Glitter. It's still similar to Glitter's glam pop sound, built around football stomp beats, elementary fuzz guitar riffs, and retro '50s-like song structures. On "Angel Face" they even got more mileage out of the "hey!" chants that had anchored Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2." The covers are forgettable, though the originals might be valued by glam fans. The 2001 CD reissue on 7T's adds three bonus tracks: "You Wouldn't Leave Me Would You" (the B-side of "Angel Face") and the demos "You Know You Should Be Glad" and "Ring Around."

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