Music Library Review of the Week

Music Library Review of the Week

Monday 6/10, 4:00pm

Title: All The Young Droogs - 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks, Rock’N’Glam (And A Flavour Of Bubblegum) From The 70’s
Artist: Various Artists
Label: RPM
Genre: Rock

Disc One: Rock Off! 
As the name implies, this CD has a harder rock edge (Rock Block, are you listening?). There are a couple of bands that might be known in the US, most obviously Iggy and the Stooges, but also the Brats (NY Dolls related), Milk 'n' Cookies, Fancy, and Stevie Wright (former Easybeats vocalist with a young Malcolm Young). My faves include: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 19.

Disc Two: Tubthumpers & Hellraisers
For the most part, the bands on this CD represent the classic high energy clap your hands and stamp your feet kind of glam that was really popular in the UK and Europe in the early to mid 70s. This is a super fun collection of lesser known bands (Mott the Hoople is th eonly band here that will be known to many people in the US) that would work on any of our rock oriented shows. My faves include: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20.

Disc Three: Elegance & Decadence
To some extent, the bands on this CD represent the more sophisticated Bowie/T-Rex corner of the early to mid 70s glam universe. (In fact, the Spiders From Mars have a cut here, sans Bowie.) The vibe here, while fun, is a bit more chill, though there are still some rockers (14, 16). My faves include: 1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16.

Review by Scott Gardner (Stronger Than Dirt; Saturdays 8-10 PM)