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5.0 out of 5 stars all your witch hunts will never take it away, 24 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Rock & Roll: Gary Glitter Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
amount of tracks:16
excellent :7
v.good :4
good :3
fair :2
poor :0

ive already wrote a review of this. amazon decided not to publish it. perhaps i was a bit too graphic in my support? ok fair enough, i'll try and temper my opinions, but the witch-hunt saga is all part of this albums story so its gotta be mentioned, ok amazon?! right! thank you

first , the music. yeah, gary was a faded sixties contender who jumped on the glam bandwagon, and sure , it was all a little bit outrageous and over the top (fun though eh?!)- but dig a bit deeper, listen to these songs properly. hearin you will find half a dozen or so of some of the greatest slices of pop music ever commited to vinyl

'rock and roll part 1' (the version with the lyrics) is just a fabulous, fabulous 3 minutes. tribal drums, a nice abrasive guitar and a great little lyric topped off by a great chorus. 'didnt know i loved you' 'do you wanna touch' and 'hello hello' are 3 more great little numbers, brimming with power and attitude. the jewel in the crown is of course ' leader of the gang' which, after t.rex's 'solid gold easy action' is probably the most exciting 3 minute pop youre ever likely to hear. take a listen! its got it all - and that chant of 'come on come on!' was the perfect terrace rant for all of us little hooligans at the time. this song in particular really highlights the early 70's. its a real soundtrack. those of you who werent around at the time probably dont, and never will, get it. i feel sorry for you!
ok....so now, thanks to a media witch hunt where its been clearly admitted by all involved that certain persons hinting at garys 'guilt' have had their tonsils lubricated by the said media with tidy little gestures of cash - all this great music has been consigned to the dustbin by the filthy media, cowardly dj's and moronic public combined. indeed, its been treated like it never happened at all!

well, i wanna get this review public so im not gonna use the language i wanna use to describe my feelings about this. let me just leave you with a simple riddle - whats the difference between jack***, wy*** and town*****, and gary glitter? answer - about 500 million pound - are you getting the picture?
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Initial post: 15 Jan 2008 20:08:02 GMT
Mad Mike says:
They still use Eric Gill's typefaces don't they? He was a far worse paedo than Gary! Incestuous too.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2008 11:45:00 BDT
There was no 'hinting at Garys guilt' involved. He was caught with hard core child pornography on his computer plead guilty and was sentenced. He was also subsequently found guilty by various criminal justice systems and juries worldwide of sexual offences against children. I think you will find that you are the 'moronic' one. Are you getting the picture?
As for your comrade in arms it is not a competition to see who can be the 'worse paedo' besides which no-one will ever know what depths of depravity this despicable individual got up to in his pitiful lifetime.

Posted on 9 Jan 2010 14:40:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jan 2010 14:43:42 GMT
I GENUINELY do hope that thie fella writing this review is not a father - his "blind eye" towards the (s)exploits of Gary Glitter is breathtaking and very worrying. If you like the music and can separate that from Glitter's real persona then that it is okay by me. E.g. I love Miles Davis' music but he was a nasty "mother" in real life. E.g. - (mockingly) I'm still waiting for Townshend to write that book that he was doing some "research" for ... but that does not mean that I can't enjoy Who's Next or Live At Leeds even though Townshend has let himself down.
BUT why try to say that this whole Glitter saga has been a media witchhunt? That is being delusional.

Posted on 27 Mar 2014 13:01:13 GMT
A. J. Gray says:
Ive had a read and a chuckle and here is my thoughts the music was good they were fun and entertaining Gary has paid the price and continues to every day but if i wish to play his music then i will and lets be honest WHO REALLY CARES ?
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