Cozy Powell. Peeder Powell watch out. This is the debut release from Cozy who play a banging style of 70's glam power pop that gives Gary Glitter a run for his money. Fans of The Sweet and Bay City Rollers take note; there's a new gang in town and they are armed with fuzzy guitars, stack harmonies and stack heels galore. If you are allergic to handclaps you better look elsewhere, baby.
For fans of Slade, The Raspberries, Games and Mud.
6/10 Clinton Staff review, 18 December 2014
The 1970’s…... flares, the three day week and rampant paedophilia. It was a strange time to be alive but groups like Mud, Bay City Rollers and The Sweet made it ok to be alive. The fine line between power pop and glam rock was straddled by various collar-length hairs throughout the decade, most notably The Raspberries, Badfinger with even Big Star joining in at times. Cozy (hopefully named after Rainbow sticksman Cozy Powell) are a no-nonsense riff heavy ‘70’s party band. Except that they come from now. The fact that they have a singer called Bonkers Waddington suggests that they aren’t taking their music entirely Radiohead seriously which is exactly how you’d want it.
Fortunately they have a clutch of ridiculously catchy glam pop songs under their leather waistcoats and even if after 3 or 4 tracks the joke sort of wears thin, it’s been fun for..oh.. at least 5 minutes though, ‘Button By Button’ particularly is the top 5 smash The Glitter Band never had. Denim did this sort of thing in a more arch, less showy way many years ago and the record is fun if you don’t take it too seriously. Now where did I put those spangles?
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