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I always wanted to write a glam rock song and when I found a MIDI loop that fitted it all rolled into action, plus I was listening to a programme on the radio about Chinn and Chapman who wrote most of the big glam hits of the era so it's a sort of homage to them.
I had to hone the lyrics down as I could so easily have got carried away.
It's just a bit of fun anyway
Hope you like it

yeah loop from soundsnap
19446__totya__yeah.mp3
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Lyrics
1970’s
Only three channels on the TV
A bit of glitter and a bit of glam
and Marc Bolan singing telegram sam

1970’s
the decade that made me
1970’s
the decade that made me

Chopper bikes and space hoppers
The sweeney and bent coppers
Star wars and darth vader
Betamax and space invaders


1970’s
the decade that made me
1970’s
the decade that made me

Men in make up and platform boots
Before they changed the name of opal fruits
Something’s are gone but not forgotten
And I remember Johnny Rotten

1970’s
the decade that made me
1970’s
the decade that made me

ROCK’N ROLL
ROCK’N’ROLL
ROCK’N’ROLL
ROCK’N’ROLL
Song Stats
Hits: 3379
Comments: 38
Fans: 20
Plays: 223
Downloads: 108
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Sep 14, 2009 - 09:17:29 AM
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2009 - 09:17:29 AM Last Played: Mar 26, 2017 - 03:38:04 PM
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G4 powerbook, aria pro II electric guitar, mic, edirol UA-25, Roland PC-180A keyboard
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Comments
crissew said 2960 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
sounds quite authentic 70s
Great job on this one. Awesome 70s sound. loved it
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rustykangaroo said 2960 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
took me back
cool lyrics and vocals!! good job on the bass line..you mention star wars and kiss they defined that era for me as well! great job, kingbee it's a cool track!! was that ending a little nod to ace frehley?
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kingbee said 2960 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
the ending
I wasn't sure how to end it. If anything it's a nod to steve jones the sex pistols guitarist.
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Feter said 2960 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
1970's
I lived my childhood through the 70s ...
so glammer rock is part of my memory from
that era ...The Sweet was and still my fav
band ...the guitars just reminds me of them
sure the drums and the bass ...great vocal
work indeed ...this rock so good ...fine
rockin ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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kingbee said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
the sweet
On the radio programme about chinn and chapman they played the rough demo of ballroom blitz recorded on a little tape machine..and it sounded fantastic.
I could only hope to try to emulate some of the feel of those recordings of the era.
Don't think I did too badly ;-)
Thanks for dropping in and many thanks for your comments
cheers
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gail60 said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
lots of memories here for sure
You did an excellent job. Sounds like the music I grew up on and loved. Thanks for taking me back :)
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kingbee said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
thanks
I tried to capture what it felt like for me..and hopefully strike a chord with a few other people.
Glad you liked it and thanks for dropping in
cheers
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smokey bacon jnr said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Brilliant!
Wow, this took me back! What a great take on glam. I think you've found your genre. Pull on that lurex and strut your stuff! You've got that stomping bass spot on. And isn't soundsnap a place of wonder and enchantment - and things to nick. Excellent stuff mr. Bee.
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kingbee said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
soundsnap
Cheers Smokey.
I've downloaded a fair bit of stuff off soundsnap..but haven't got round to using much.
I thought that the condition for use was you had to mention where you got the sample from..I think.
Anyway, glad you liked me take on the glam era. I might have to do another one after this;-)
Thanks for dropping in and your kind comments
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tempie said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
glam glammy glam
ah dude this is great. love the roller rink groove in between guitar chops. made me want to skate the whip. lyrics are perfect too. DL'd.
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kingbee said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
skate the whip
I have absolutely no idea what that is..but it sounds like fun.
Thanks for dropping in and glad you liked it
cheers
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Martin_Leroy said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Fantastic intro
YEAAAHHHH!!!!. Heck. THe photo says it all. The lyrics ROCK! Great light hearted prose.
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kingbee said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
thanks martin
I was either going to have a spacehopper or a raleigh chopper bike as the picture..but went for the glitter band. I think the picture captured the 'yeah'
Anyway, glad you liked it and thanks for dropping in
cheers
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Peter Bauckham said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Glitter!
Great glam rock sound - like the imagery you've created with the lyrics. The 70s is my decade so I can relate to this... I think I'd prefer the space hopper image though!

Peter
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kingbee said 2959 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
glitter ball
Thanks Pete.
I had a feeling you'd like it.
I decided against the hopper and the chopper because they've both been re-invented for the noughties..but I think the glitter bands career is beyond repair ;-)
Anyway, cheers for dropping and and your comments
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Vic Holman said 2959 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
yup
pretty well summed it up nicely.

you did a excellent job on capturing the vibe. and they still sold black & white tv's back then
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kingbee said 2958 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
black and white tv
And we also had the TVs for hire from Redifusion that had a meter on the side so you paid to watch what you wanted.
Anyway, glad you liked it and thanks for dropping in
cheers Vic
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said 2958 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
I think you hit it
straight on the money..

. - Harold
lavalamp said 2957 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Right on
No one could do this better.

You didi a rally good version of this style. WELL DONE

LL
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blindsidedpoets said 2956 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
1970's
Fantastic! Good times. I know this is meant to be funny, but I actually really love this. It's not quite the same, but I love that 70's Rock Opera stuff. Kitty too actually.
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kingbee said 2955 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
1970's
It's sort of a cross between fun..and a homage.
I grew up on Bowie, The Sweet, Suzi Quattro and all the other glam stuff.
It was a daft era but good fun.
Anyway, glad you ( and Kitty) liked it.
Thanks for dropping in
cheers
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Lennon714 said 2956 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
I was born in
April of 1980, but I was officially "made" in the 70's. Nevermind. I'm just trying to be a part of this rocking glam jam. The drum/clap/bass dropouts are so absolutely perfect.
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kingbee said 2955 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Thanks Lennon
You are now an honorary 70's Glam kid.
Put on your platform boots and stomp your feet.
Thanks for your comments and glad you liked it
cheers
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sewer rod said 2955 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Yeah!!!
I've been waiting for, well, a month now for a new Kingbee song.... and you didn't dissapoint! All of us from this era can identify with this song. Awesome thank you!
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kingbee said 2948 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Thanks Mr Rod
Looking forward to some new stuff from you too !
Glad you liked it and thanks for dropping in
cheers
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carlajpatterson said 2950 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
This is really funny... love your writing!
Great lyrics and a perfect hook 'the decade Dad made me' - can't be beat. Great interpretation of 70's glam, too. Love it. :)
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jgurner said 2941 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Flashback
Definitely picks up on the 70s "anthem rock" sound. And so many great pop culture references.

Great job and lots of fun!
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egobandit said 2937 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
ahhh yeah
let the glitter fly.. I always dig a cool down and dirty rocker Who needs TV when you got T Rex man this is great! Downloaded thanks
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cplacito said 2937 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
!!!!!
I am definately a child of the late 80s

but let me say that this song changed my life!!!! how do i download it and put it on my Ipod?

this is great and I love the integral use of the sound clip, and the modest backing guitar to really make the song solid....and the glam-trem at like 3:10 and the breaking up end......

too perfect!!!
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kingbee said 2937 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Thanks C
If you want to download it it's the 'floppy disc' symbol at the end of the row of the pictures with the heart up the top of the page.
It's only 3 chords E G and A but seemed to capture the feel of those glam songs.
Glad you liked it and thanks for dropping in
cheers
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johnnyblues said 2936 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Seven Tees Yeh
What a great song to celebrate the 70s. Great Job on the vocals - nice accent. Next on your playlist.....
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Willywagga said 2935 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
ahemmm
Sounds damn authentic Chin & Chapman to me
Lyrics are brilliant, too good for the '70s.
What no mention of 'Devil Gate Drive' lol
The Glitterband, I mean seriously how could they have looked at themselves in the mirror particularly on a bad day and said; 'Great lets do this'
Brings me right back, thanks for the flinch
Brilliant.



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JonMShaw said 2934 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
Love it!
Great song Kingbee. Even though it's glam I can hear Billy Idol doing a cover of this! Good work mate!

Jon
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reddragon said 2883 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
Ahhh.......
Twisted ankles, platform shoes. Ten Number 6 (cigs)cough cough. Woodpecker cider (yeah, yeah, yeah I would!). Glitter nail polish (if you peeled it off and dropped it into the bunsen buner in the tedious chemistry lesson it was spectacular), incandescent hair dye from the market. All good.
guygrooves said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
From one 70's child
to another.... This is so FAR OUT Man.... Lovin it King Thanks bro.
Peace
Guy
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Hickling_Stan said 2857 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Opal Fruits
Ah this was my era also. Loved that line, "before they changed the name of Opal fruits". Into to Ballroom Blitz still quickens my pulse. Great song, well done.
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kingbee said 2856 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Thanks Stan
I was toying with the changing marathons to snickers analogy but opal fruits fitted better.
I heard the demo version of some Sweet songs that Chin and Chapman had done on an 8 track..and they still sounded brilliant.
Anyway, thanks for dropping in and your comments
cheers
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Mcboy said 2817 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
yeah...
glam rock was kool and still is.....love how u take us on a tour of the 70's icons and memories.....hehhe...witty and fun track!
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