Figure 1 shows the Empire of the Sun performing live in concert. In this source you can see that they are wearing glamorous costumes including the golden shiny hat, the fancy black and golden leather clothes they are wearing, the gold and blue colours of the props and lights and also the glitter. Glamorous costumes are an important part of 70s Glam Rock because it shows that they are a glam rock band. They dress glamorous and make themselves stand out from the rest because of their flamboyant acts and costumes. An example is the band KISS, they are renowned for their extravagant make-up and hair styles and that is the main reason people remember them today. This aspect is still evident today as you can see in Figure 1 that this band is using the Glam Rock costuming to stand out from the rest and be noticed.
Within this article from Washington times it talks about whom and what inspired Wolfmother, how they function as a band and also what difficulties they encounter. In this article it talks about Wolfmother being inspired by late 1960s and 1970s bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and especially David Bowie. He talks about how Black Sabbath’s Tony Lommi’s guitar playing and Bill Wards jazzy drumming was very influential. They also stated that they were influenced by some of David Bowie’s songs. David Bowie played a big part in Glam rock, music wise and fashion wise. This proves that Glam Rock is still present in today’s society because rock bands are still influenced by Glam Rock bands from the 70s.
Source 1 is a video of Wolfmother playing live on stage. 3 band members are performing including lead guitarist and lead singer Andrew Stockdale. There are Samsung logos on screens surrounding the band on the stage. There is about 2500 spectators viewing the performance live. Being a good musician is an important aspect of 70s glam rock. Some examples of this include AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Jet and The Sweet. Wolfmother are good musicians because they sound really good when they are performing live, everything from the singing and instrument playing to the way they act. They are also playing very passionately. Another reason is that shows they are good musicians is that they are playing real instruments. This source proves that the 70s glam rock music aspect is still present today because quality musicians such as Wolfmother are still present today.