Velvet Glam Mine

Sunday, 28 March 2010, 16:06 | Category : Glam
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What happened when teens did not want to hear tales of topographic oceans but instead create dirty riffs covered up in make-up stolen from their girlfriend? Some of our sixties friends also jumped on the glam-wagon too.

Glam Rock Fashion

Dust off the platforms, sit back and listen to a Glittertastic selection of songs picked from the Velvet Glam Mine!

  1. American Jam Band – Jam Jam (Single A-side, Youngblood, 1973)
  2. Wigwam – Naughty Naughty (Single A-side, RCA, 1972)
  3. Cockney Rebel – Sebastian (Single A-side, EMI, 1973)
  4. Fancy- Star Lord (Single A-side, Sticky, 1973)
  5. Chunky – Albatross Baby (Single A-side, Orange,1973)
  6. Watts – Betsy Balou (Single B-side, Jam,1973)
  7. Big Boy Blue – Getting Hungry (Single A-side, Penny Farthing,1974)
  8. Iron Virgin – Rebels Rule (Single A-side, Deram,1974)
  9. Dana Gillespie – Backed a Loser (Weren’t Born a Man, RCA,1973)
  10. Mick Ronson – Growing Up and I’m Fine (Slaughter on 10th Avenue, RCA, 1974)
  11. Heavy Metal Kids – It’s the Same (Single A-side, Atlantic,1974)
  12. Tiger Lily – Ain’t Misbehavin’(Single A-side, Gull, 1975)
  13. Mike McGear – Sea Breezes (Single A-side, Warner Brothers,1975)
  14. Cirkus – Amsterdam (EP, Guardian,1976)
  15. Slade – How Does it Feel? (Single A-side, Polydor,1975)

6 Comments for “Velvet Glam Mine”

  1. 1Kevin Salt

    Brilliant – great chance to hear some unknown glam, plus the great Ronno! What about doing a show of ‘classic b-sides’ i.e. We all know the classics like Blockbuster, Jean Genie, Mama Weer All Crazee Now et al, but there must have been some decent tracks on the other sides of these worth airing from this period? Thanks for a great show, more from 1970-1974 please!!

  2. 2Jason Barnard

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your comments. I play a lot of b-sides so that’s a great idea. I have a few shows in the pipeline but will get thinking.

    1970-74 a great era- will investigate.

    My next show will be slightly delayed but hope to post mid-May. All the best,


  3. 3Chris Hollebon

    I haven’t heard Starlord since we recorded it in London. Thanks for posting it and remembering us!

  4. 4John Murphy


  5. 5juliette

    Thanks a lot for this excellent music ! I love it !!!
    🙂 🙂

  6. 6Irene

    Fantastic selection!
    Special thanks for Star Lord. Thought I’d never find it online! ) Great to hear more Nigel. Did you ever play the B-side of the single?

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