MIXTAPE: PROTO-PUNKY-GLAM 45s FOR LIGHT IN THE ATTIC’S THIN LIZZY REISSUE CELEBRATION TONIGHT, FEB. 23, AT THE ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN
L.A. RECORD will be helping Light In The Attic celebrate the reissue of two of Thin Lizzy’s crucial LPs tonight at the Ace Hotel downtown, so we put together this mix for a punky-proto-glam party: big drums, loud guitar and charismatic singers across the board … possibly even including Peter Frampton? Listen below and come visit these 45s in person tonight at the Ace. And yes, they would appreciate a sip of Guinness or a jar of whiskey!
Henry Turtle “You Turned Your Back and Walked Away”
Chris Spedding and pals riff out like they thought Led Zeppelin had no access to copyright attorneys. Supposedly the French release of this had a (justified) warning sticker saying something like, “Yes, the beginning is annoying, but it gets cooler.”
Equals “I’m A Poor Man”
Such an underrated band. The Equals were great at heavy glam/proto-punk stompers and if this isn’t the best, it’s the most shamelessly fun. The last two minutes is one giant guitar solo.
Nicky Bulldog “Chewinggum Rock”
Legendarily an Italian prog band knocking out this Sweet-meets-the-Ramones (before the Ramones) glam track incognito; also supposedly the theme song to a long lost but probably awesome Italian radio show.
Larry Wallis “On Parole”
Pink Fairies survivor/reviver with a song later made famous by Motorhead.
Heavy Metal Kids “Delirious”
The Kids at their punkest, and an awesome live clip, too. Singer Gary Holton even took over for Dave Vanian on a Damned tour in 1978.
Trevor White “Crazy Kids”
Trevor from Jook (who are a big part of this sound) goes solo with this glammy two-sider. Shouts to Danny Holloway for this copy.
The Herd “Beauty Queen”
If people tell you Bob Seger sucks, you play them “2+2=?” and if someone says Frampton sucks, you can play them this, which he apparently co-wrote under the name “A. Filthy!”