Katy Perry, as shown in Figure 1, has adopted the stylisation of Glam Rock which is evident in her explosively eye-catching outfit. Her dress resembles that of a glamorous gown, with the added touch of reflective material and firework patterns across a revealing top section; that has an essence of bright colours such as blue, purple, pink, orange and fiery red. Costumes were a particularly important aspect of Glam Rock because they provided a sort of sexual ambiguity that the performers desired to gain from their identity. The costumes gave the added effect of wonder and extravagance that made the performances more energetic. It also made them memorable, like KISS for example; most people remember KISS for their outrageous outfits. Clearly, judging by Katy Perry’s choice of clothing, Glam Rock is still a major part of musical performances in today’s society. Hodgson, C.(2014).Katy Perry's 10 Greatest Outfits of all Time From Fairy Lights To Fireworks. Retrieved from: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/fashion/celebrity/g3495/katy-perry-best-ever-outfits/ Criteria Check List [out of 5 stars]: The source was made recently: 3 stars. The source uses formal language: 3 stars. The source is on a legitimate webpage: 4 stars. The source is unbiased: 2 stars. The source has a listed author and copyright: 4 stars.
FFC-Acrush are a rising Chinese boy band with a catch. Their music videos show the band members wearing clothing items traditionally worn by males, such as bulky jackets, low hanging necklace chains and black skinny jeans. Their short hair is also a representation of what society sees as usual for men but not so much for women. Amongst crazy outfits, insane pyrotechnics and uncommon lingo, the sexual ambiguity of a performer/performers is also a big part of glam rock as a society. The sexual ambiguity is not only a way to confuse the audience and keep a layer of mystery hanging around, but it can also be viewed as an almost political statement in itself; such as the controversial gender of clothes. FFC-Acrush have obviously taken the ambiguous side of Glam Rock and used it greatly to their acclaim to fame, bringing a link all the way back to 70s Glam Rock with them. FFC-Acrush. (2017).FFC Acrush First MV.[MPEG].Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LorU5tw4WWQ Criteria Check List [out of 5 stars]: The source was made recently: 5 stars. The source uses formal language: 4 stars. The source is on a legitimate webpage: 5 stars. The source is unbiased: 4 stars. The source has a listed author and copyright: 4 stars.
The pyrotechnics used in the live performances of YouTube drummer, Afishal, includes majorly extravagant explosion of lighting and colour; intent on grasping the audiences vivid attention and leaving them with something to remember. In the 70s Glam Rock was based around the use of excessive pyrotechnics that made the audience really engaged and excited to be at the show and witness the astounding performances. It was a way of entertaining the crowd in a highly amusing way, that would not only leave people thinking but also quite buzzed. Afishal.(2014).Visual DJ Performance-AFISHAL.[MPEG].Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZmnnZRC1Zg Criteria Check List [out of 5 stars]: The source was made recently: 3 stars. The source uses formal language: 3 stars. The source is on a legitimate webpage: 4 stars. The source is unbiased: 4 stars. The source has a listed author and copyright: 4 stars.