Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of Glitter by Gary Glitter, featuring the hit, “Rock and Roll Part 2.”
About this copy: This copy of Glitter is a 1972 pressing on the Bell label.
The cover is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear, a saw mark in the upper left hand corner and a small repaired (3 cm) split at the lower right hand edge of the cover.
The disc is VG++ on side one with a couple of inaudible scuffs. Side two is M-.
Background: Released in 1972, Glitter was the debut album by Gary Glitter.
The album reached #8 on the UK charts and #186 on the U.S. charts, though the single, “Rock and Roll Part 2” reached #7 on the U.S. charts and remains a staple at sporting events.
This 1973 outing marked the album-length debut of Gary Glitter, the campiest of all English glam rock stars. The finished product is much like the performer himself: too over the top to take seriously but entertaining nonetheless. The obvious highlight of Glitter is “Rock and Roll,” his worldwide 1972 hit, which bookends the album in vocal and instrumental versions. The vocal version is an effective slice of retro rock, but the instrumental version is pure magic — glam rock reduced to its primal essentials: infectious handclaps, big drums, a grungy guitar riff, and a group chant that anyone can sing along with. … All in all, Glitter is too lightweight to be anything more than a cult item but is too energetic and too full of good cheer to dismiss. Glam fans will definitely consider it worth a spin.
You can listen to “Rock and Roll Part 2” here:
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