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Best Glam Rock Bands/Artists

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Not to be confused with it's music genre cousin, glam metal, glam rock is one the best and most exciting branches of rock music. Glam rock bands generally featured flamboyant frontmen and outrageous, over-the-top clothes and sonically, they combined traditional rock music with the avant-garde sound of experimental rock. Most of the glam rock (or glitter rock) bands saw their popularity peak in the 1970s, which saw a number of the best glam rock bands emerge. Their outfits often added to their theatrical live performances, that endeared to them to fans of glam rock.

So, what are the best glam rock bands? Well, any list of glam rock bands will span generations and will include the likes of Queen, Alice Cooper, Mother Love Bone, KISS and Marilyn Manson. These bands, though vilified initially by conservative groups, are some of the most beloved figures in rock history and are considered among the greatest rock bands of all time. Between their live shows, catchy songs and knack for the absurd, glam rock bands live on in the pantheon of rock greats because of their ability to push the boundaries of rock music. That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best glam rock bands. Even if they aren't as well known as their contemporaries, glam rock bands should be on this list regardless of popularity. This list answers the questions "who are the best glam rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest glam rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular glam rock bands that you might've heard of. (59 items)

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    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, ...

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    A Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo

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    Electric Warrior, The Slider, 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection ...

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    Roxy Music, Country Life, For Your Pleasure

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    Destroyer, Icon, Revenge

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    Permission to Land, One Way Ticket to Hell ...and Back, I Believe in a ...

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    Transformer, Berlin, New York

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    Welcome to My Nightmare, Hey Stoopid, Brutal Planet

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    Desolation Boulevard, Sweet Fanny Adams, Identity Crisis

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    Bête Noire, Boys and Girls, More Than This: The Best of Bryan Ferry ...

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    Kimono My House, Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins, In Outer Space ...

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    Merry Xmas Everybody, Merry Xmas Now, Old New Borrowed and Blue

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    Mott, All the Young Dudes, The Hoople

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    New York Dolls, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, Cause I ...

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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain ...

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    Yui Orta, Rant, You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic

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    Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Here Come the Warm Jets, Another Green ...

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    If You Knew Suzi…, The Wild One: Classic Quatro, The Wild One: Greatest ...

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    For Your Entertainment, Trespassing, Take One

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    Once Upon a Star, Rock n' Roll Love Letter, Dedication

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    Rock 'n' Roll Dudes, The Bell Singles Collection, Angel Face

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    Wizzard Brew, Main Street, Introducing Eddy and the Falcons

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    Kings of the Wild Frontier, Dirk Wears White Sox, Prince Charming

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    Girls Girls Girls, Shout at the Devil, Dr. Feelgood

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    The B-52’s, Wild Planet, Planet Claire

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    The Velvet Underground & Nico, Loaded, The Velvet Underground

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    The Bell Singles Collection, A's, B's & Rarities

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    Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz, Vault II, Porn Stars

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    Flesh & Blood, Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say... Ahh!

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    Whipped!, Wake Me When It's Over, Faster Pussycat

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    Stay Hungry, You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll, Under the Blade

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    Glitter, Touch Me, I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!)

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    Two Steps From the Move, Oriental Beat, Back to Mystery City

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    Sweeney Todd, If Wishes Were Horses, Roxy Roller

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