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Sunday 24 November 2019


It's getting to that point of the year when registered music bloggers are contractually required to start thinking about their end of year "best of" charts. I'll probably opt out this year, but if I was compiling a top ten glam rock reissues in 2019 chart, I know what would be top.

"All The Young Droogs" is a 3CD compilation with the exceptionally clunky subtitle  "60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks, Rock 'n Glam (And a Flavour of Bubblegum) From the 70s".

There are a handful of well known acts included, like Mott The Hoople and Be Bop Deluxe, but most of them are utterly obscure. In some cases deservedly so - there is some very derivative stuff on there - but there are many top tunes as well, including some smashing stompers.

"Little Boy Blue" - Angel

"Let Me Tell Ya" - U.K. Jones

"Ultrastar" - Rococo


  1. That first track might be the "glammest" song ever recorded. I was wondering if it was a cover of the Bobby Blue Bland R&B track, but it seems not.

  2. .and all three songs are surprisingly enjoyable.

  3. Ships In The Night is such a stellar track - a gem of a song - criminally unknown to a wider public. Having said that I must admit I haven't really followed Bill's career moves post BBD - one of those omissions I've always been going to 'get around to'. Thanks for posting