The Ghost of Gary Glitter

I’m not sure what old Gary Glitter is up to these days, last I heard he was in a bit of hot water over his collection of, shall we say, underage photographs. But his influence is still alive and well in these recent tunes by Goldfrapp and Louis XIV. That’s Ms. Goldfrapp above by the way. MUCH easier on the eyes than Mr. Glitter.

I don’t know too much about these two bands/artists, but I’ve heard these songs over the last month or so, and gotta say, it’s pretty catchy stuff. I have to attribute some of the catchiness to Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 1 & 2”. For those who wondering what song that is, think of any sporting event you’ve been to (at least in the U.S), it’s the song they play after touchdowns, goals, home runs, etc. Da-da-da-da-da HEY da-da-da-da-da-da Da-da-da-da-da-HEY!! – and so on. Does that clear it up for you?

Goldfrapp is the brainchild of Allison Goldfrapp of Bath, England. Electro-pop type of stuff. Louis XIV are from San Diego, CA, and appeal to me because of their wacky twisted brand of indie pop.

So tell me if you agree. Do these two tunes channel Mr. Glitter or what???

Listen: Louis XIV – Illegal Tender (mp3)
Buy: on Amazon
Web Site: Louis XIV Official Site

Listen: Goldfrapp – Strict Machine (mp3)
Buy: on Amazon
Web Site: Goldfrapp Official Site

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