on the playlist
WAM BAM THANK YOU GLAM is a collection of the glitter, punk, and artful songs. We curated the mix to celebrate our September 23, 2014, performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The playlist explores vintage glam pioneers such as T-Rex, Zolar X, and Mott the Hoople, as well as contemporary visionaries such as Sam Flax, the Dandy Warhols, and Dirty Fences.
Glam unites music, style, and attitude. Wearing platform shoes and rocking an extreme haircut quickly connects a band to the genre, but it is an anti-establishment punk spirit that transports a glam contender to the glittery finish line. The artists featured in this mix are from many different cities and time periods, but they all share sparks of innovation that blend together to express what glam is about—and also continues to inspire.
You’ll just have to listen for yourself!