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1. Pyjamarama - Roxy Music
2. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle - Electric Light Orchestra
3. Barbecutie - Sparks
4. Joey (Single Version) - Pretty Things
5. Tumble With Me - The Hollywood Brats
6. Rolling With My Baby (Single Version) - Silverhead
7. Teenage Archangel - Be-Bop Deluxe
8. On The Ball - Streak
9. Once Bitten Twice Shy
10. (Album Version) - Ian Hunter
11. Kerb Crawler
12. (Single Version) - Hawkwind
13. Payroll - Brutus
14. Bright Lights - England's Glory
15. Andy Warhol - Dana Gillespie
16. Blue Movie Star - Rococo
17. White Light White Heat - Mick Ronson
18. Send Me The Bill For Your Friendship - Duncan Browne
19. Powerman - The Kinks
20. Up In The Air - Bearded Lady
21. The Prettiest Star - Simon Turner
22. The Cops Are Coming -Heavy Metal Kids
23. Glittery Obituary - Blackfoot Sue
24. Street Urchin - Pink Fairies
25. Take Me Bak 'Ome - Slade
26. Little Darling - Thin Lizzy
27. Cat's Eyes - Zior
28. Satellite Of Love - Lou Reed
29. Gun - John Cale
30. Lady Easy Action - Despair
31. Shame Shame Shame - The Hammersmith Gorillas
32. B-Movie Bedtime (Demo Version) - Doctors Of Madness
33. Gimme Some Skin - Iggy ; The Stooges
34. Rat Crawl - Third World War
35. Give Yourself A Chance - Agnes Strange
36. Chance Meeting - Bryan Ferry
37. The Purple Speed Queen - Curved Air
38. Earthling - Jobriath
39. Big Day - Phil Manzanera Featuring Eno
40. Around And Around - Slowload
41. Strange Movies - The Troggs
42. Rosie's Coming To Town - Rosie
43. Queenage Baby - Wayne County
44. Sweet Transvestite - Tim Curry
45. The Six Teens - Sweet
46. Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
47. I'm Waiting For The Man - Tina Harvey
48. Small Town, Big Adventures - John Howard
49. Space Ace - Brett Smiley
50. The Dancer - Leo Sayer
51. Peaches (What's It All About?) - Richmond
52. Going Home - Strawbs
53. I Love You For Your Mind (Not Your Body) - A Raincoat
54. The Monk - Rupert Hine
55. All I Wanna Be - Rusty
56. The Browns - Duffy
57. Last Chance - The Winkies
58. Ragman - Hard Stuff
59. Dog Meat - Flamin' Groovies
60. Dozy Dora - Bullfrog
61. Little Girl - Spiv
62. Not Fade Away (Single Version) - Fumble
63. High School Dropout - Crushed Butler
64. Dodgem Dude (Demo Version) - Michael Moorcock ; The Deep Fix
65. Hollywood Nites - Kim Fowley
66. King Of The Night Time World - Hollywood Stars
67. The Last Of The Teenage Idols - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
68. Saturday Gigs - Mott The Hoople

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In the teenage wastelands of grey early Seventies Britain, where the musical landscape was dominated by introspective singer-songwriters and dour rock bands, the emergence of the outrageous, androgynous, peacock-plumaged Glam Rock scene provided a vital spark in the dark. Sadly the genre was quickly hijacked by the backroom hustlers of the British music industry and their mutton-dressed-as-glam pop idol marionettes. However, Oh! You Pretty Things ignores such lightweight fripperies to concentrate on the real deal. We focus on the twin central strands of Glam Rock: the cerebral and the visceral, with the artier, experimental element of the scene joined by the Ladbroke Grove street rockers and the Steve Marriott-channelling chirpy Cockney geezer street urchins, many of whom had been to drama school and knew how to strike a pose. We examine the trash-aesthetic fault line that joined the seedy, no-longer-swinging London of the early Seventies with New York's sleazy demi-monde and the incorrigible hucksters of Hollywood. The latter were led by Kim Fowley, ably assisted by LA scenester Rodney Bingenheimer, who opened Rodney's English Disco (allegedly at Bowie's suggestion), where the underage groupies, teenage runaways and glitter queens of Sunset Strip hung out with visiting British rock royalty and the likes of Alice Cooper and a wasted Iggy Pop. Incorporating huge British bands (Roxy Music, Slade, Sweet etc) and the leading US acts on the scene (New York Dolls, Jobriath, Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges), our four-hour anthology of prettiest stars, prima ballerinas and real cool traders covers all bases. Some acts were defined purely by glam, others (ELO, Strawbs, Thin Lizzy) merely paid the neighbourhood a fleeting visit, while the likes of Despair and England's Glory would only find their niche after the more streetwise element of glam mutated into punk. Big hits, inexplicable misses, seminal glam texts, cult classics, key album tracks, alternative versions and even a clutch of previously unreleased but essential recordings: Oh! You Pretty Things - housed in a clamshell box that contains a 40-page booklet of amazing photos and incredible stories - assembles all these and more to act as the definitive primer of a relatively short-lived but glorious musical and pop-cultural phenomenon