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Divine Decadence: Memories Of Glam

Jon Savage, Gadfly, October 1998

GLAM — or as it was originally called in the UK, Glitter Rock — flourished from early summer 1972 to summer 1974: shorter than Hippie, but longer than Punk. Steeped in gay-derived self-awareness and parodic absurdity, Glam never ever took itself too seriously — which now makes it seem fantastic — and has therefore been consigned to the dumper bin of history: lacking the overt ideology of its subcultural siblings, a half-forgotten footnote.

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