Monday, September 20, 2010

Beautiful Losers "Nobody Knows the Heaven"

(Lion) Spare acoustic glam from the land of baguettes and eclairs -- one spare baked good spare and one glam baked good -- so this odd record is no surprise when you think about it those terms. While this '74 record was not unprecedented (Marc Bolan's acoustic psyche band  Tyrannosaurus   Rex had tinges of T. Rex' later glam, thus the stage was set in the 60s) but what's amazing about this record is how the minimal instrumentation doesn't hold them back from a big sound. They are like the Little Engine That Could of glam, and in their minds they are full on Spiders From Mars despite their dinky unplugged gear, which is endearing and impressive.

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