The hubby and I were in the computer room listening to music, as we surfed the net. He, as some of you know, is a musician. He was listening to something that sounded like Doo-Wop, which is so not my style, and inwardly, I'm thinking "grrrrr, grrrr, change it, please", so I proceed to ask him something like, how can you listen to music that sounds so, so...( insert your own word here)... and that innocent comment led to a lengthy "musician speaking to a listener" conversation about the roots of rock and roll, and he mentioned that T. Rex was considered Glam Rock.
Here's the scoop, I loved Glam Rock. I loved theatrical rock. I loved sexy, macho, boys prancing around in glittery spandex and make up. In fact, I loved glam rockers so much, that I MARRIED one. Yes, you heard me right. DH used to be in an eighty's glam/hair band. I kept his hair bleached out light like C.C. DeVille, and we bought him a pair of silver spandex at the mall. He mastered Aqua Net and black eyeliner.
The band called themselves "Victim", and he ended up leaving them after only a few gigs. He was way too cute for that band. They replaced him with someone, not nearly as cute. Someone that wouldn't automatically steal the spotlight from the "slightly pudgy and already balding" front man, who as you see in this picture, made an attempt to be cool by getting the world's worst horse-hair extensions, but that's another story.
I was a typical rocker wife. Big hair, short skirt, zebra belt and a glitter teardrop comprised the perfect outfit. The outfit that would indicate to the unknowing that you were "with the band".
The other girl in this picture made her outfit out of a man's undershirt. She cut it in half and paired it a black tank and black tights and a silk scarf belt. Rock on with your bad self.
Now stop laughing and get control of yourself. It was the 80's. We all did it.
When you have time, check out the shining stars on this website called Glam Greats, or go to YouTube and look for bands like T.Rex, Sweet, New York Dolls and the like. Enjoy the great music of the past. You know you want to.
Have a great weekend. Take care and have fun.