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DENIM DISCO is a blog dedicated to the pop music and culture of the 1970's. ~ Glam Pop and Discotheque Rock ~ The Sound Of The 70's ~ Contact:denimdisco@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Paper Lace - So what if I am




Paper Lace came to prominence after winning the TV talent show OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS in 1974.Songwriters MITCH MURRAY and PETER CALLENDER took them under their wing and wrote the country tinged pop song "BILLY DON'T BE A HERO'' which put them at the top of the UK singles charts for three weeks in March of that year."THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED'' and ''THE BLACK EYED BOYS'' followed in a similar pop vein with continued success.

When their revival of VANITY FARE'S ''HITCHIN' A RIDE'' proved less successful the following year,Murray and Callender penned this stomping slice of ADULT BAITING AGGRO GLAM for their next release.Not something the public expected from the band and it sunk like a brick at the time!

With hindsight it stands as a fantastic example of UK GLAM PROTO PUNK and judging from their appearance on BEAT CLUB it struck a chord with the kids in Germany!


PAPER LACE - SO WHAT IF I AM



LIVE PERFORMANCE ON BEAT CLUB

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

DENIM DISCO ISN'T... DENIM DISCO IS...

Denim Disco Isn't
COSMIC DISCO
Denim Disco Is
YOUTH CLUB DISCO

Denim Disco Isn't
NATURAL FIBERS
Denim Disco Is
THAT POLYESTER LOOK

Denim Disco Isn't
ST KATHERINE'S DOCK
Denim Disco Is
THE STONEBRIDGE ESTATE

Denim Disco Isn't
JOHN PEEL
Denim Disco Is
FLUFF FREEMAN

''It's Only Rock & Roll'' Underground Comic



The cover of ''It's Only Rock & Roll'' an underground comic from 1975.

The comic parodies the stars pictured on the cover.

Strips to follow!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Floating Opera - Let's Streak

A MONSTER Glam Stomper from 1974!

The tune hinges on a KILLER Moog synth line and a RESURRECTION SHUFFLE style chant layered over a QUICK JOEY SMALL meets ROCK and ROLL PART 2 backbeat.

It was composed by Alan Hawkshaw and Ray Davies,both known for their involement with KPM Music and other Music Library labels throughout the 70's.Given this I think it's safe to asume that the band was a studio creation.

Hawshaw is notable for playing Hammond organ on numerous pop and library sessions.
He also played Moog synthesizer on the ROCK ON LP by David Essex in 1973 and composed the synth-moog-library album ARP ODYSSEY for KPM in '75.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Suzi Quatro - Your Mama Won't Like Me



A mesmerising slice of DENIM SISCO from the first lady of glam.Penned by Chinn and Chapman and released in the year 1975,this tune demands dancefloor reaction from it's fat back drum and bass intro through to the final chanted refrain.


A brass stabbing,non flagging,near orgasmic,heavy leather resurrection shuffle!


Original Promo Clip



Live In Japan 75'