Glam punk (sometimes called mock rock) is a term used
retrospectively to describe a short lived trend for bands which
produced a form of punk rock that incorporated elements of glam rock,
initially in the early to mid-1970s. Acts included
New York Dolls
New York Dolls and
Harlots of 42nd Street.
3 See also
Glam punk has been seen as a backlash to the hippie folk music
sensibilities of the 1960s.
Lucy O'Brien defines the New York Dolls
style as combining "
Rolling Stones raunch with heavy borrowings from
the girl group era". The band was highly influential in New York
City's club scene of the early 1970s, as well as later generations of
musicians, and their style was adopted by a number of New York
bands, including Harlots of 42nd Street. The Dolls broke up in
1976, by which time the trend had already metamorphosed into punk and
begun to move on to new wave.
New York Dolls
New York Dolls helped spark the beginning of punk rock, with
Malcolm McLaren informally managing them in 1975, before returning to
England, where he and
Vivienne Westwood used the New York Dolls, as
well as other bands that they had seen while in New York, as
inspiration for punk fashion and the creation of the Sex Pistols.
They also influenced the glam metal scene that emerged in the 1980s,
through the adoption of glam aesthetics by bands including Hanoi
Rocks, Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses.
The term has been used to describe later bands who combined glam
aesthetics with punk music, including The DTEASE and early Manic
Glam punk was a major influence on bands of the
New York post-punk revival that included D Generation, Toilet Böys
and The Strokes.
List of glam punk artists
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