Friday, 22 June 2012

LINK: The return of ‘glam rock icon’ Michael Des Barres

Des Barres: the greatest cheekbones in rock

Legendary frontman Michael Des Barres – he of Silverhead, Detective and Chequered Past fame – is set to return with a new album titled Carnaby Street.

Track: Michael Des Barres – You’re My Pain Killer

File under: Oscar Wilde in velvet jeans

Carnaby Street sees Des Barres revisiting his youth in swinging London.

“The music I am making now is inspired by my past in the mid 60s and early 70s,” he explains. “As a kid I would go watch all the skinny white blues rock’n'roll musicians in the clubs and it hit me like a hammer!

“I was so influenced by both the courage of these young white guys combined with the soulful rawness of the African American bluesmen, and the hybrid was so fascinating to me that it really stimulated my entire musical vocabulary.

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