No less an authority than Julian Cope once described Glitter Wizard’s unique brand of freak rock as “unashamedly glamorous hard rock,” and he’s not wrong. These San Francisco longhairs from another dimension were raised on punk and mix screaming riffs with a high-octane stage show full of sequins, headbanging and a sonic attack that’ll leave you dazed and ready for the next hit. Imagine the Stooges stole the outfits from the Spiders from Mars, synth man Dik Mik from Hawkwind and hit the stage on a speed bender.
Glitter Wizard, or G Wiz as those close call them, recently recorded the EP Kiss the Boot at Kitten Robot studio with Paul Roessler (T.S.O.L., Pat the Bunny, James Williamson, Lords of Altamont) which will release March 7 on the Kitten Robot label. The EP is something of a departure for the band, as they lace up their platforms and head straight for the jugular of early ‘70s glitter rock and junkshop glam. The first single, “She’s a Star,” releases on Valentine’s Day. The album, (mixed by Screamin’ Lord Duff – Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, Prima Donna, Thor, Jesters of Destiny), sees the band covering Bowie’s “Suffragette City” as if they were Gary Glitter, and unleashing new glam anthems such as “Pogo Tonight” and “Glitterati.”
|Sub-Genre: Glam / Psychedelic / Stoner.|
|Catalog No: KR20225.|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|
|Color: Glamourous Canary Yellow.|