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Sunday, March 1, 2009

GB4 (Ruby Slippers, Rain On Fire, Tangerene)

March on, march violets, or whatever you fancy, but the 4th installment of Glambone
podcast is here.
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Feel the saxophone resonate through Selma, Cahuenga, Ivar and all of Hollywood
Boulevard as we listen to the track “Hollywood Suicide” by Ruby Slippers. These guys
that looked more like transvestites gave bands like Poison a kick up the arse for the
running of the glam slam kings of noise badge of honor. Taking their cues from the
British glitter mavens, Ruby Slippers had more cool factor going for them than most of
the L.A. scene at that time.

We shuffle through demo tapes to bring you a track from Candy, post-”Whatever Happened To Fun.” The band immediately improved once they abandoned Kyle Vincent by letting Gilby Clarke take over vocal duties and bringing in Ryan Roxie on
lead guitar. Shedding their light weight sound for something with a little more authority.

Glambone brings you the battle of the bands competition once again. Find out who reigns supreme for being the biggest doucheband.

1988-1989 saw the light of the L.A. band Rain On Fire (pictured here). Not much waves was really made, but they did do a great job at carrying on the Cult and Kill For Thrills type vibe.

In the late 90’s any remnants of the glory days of the L.A. rock scene were scattered
and almost non existent. But there were attempts made to liven things up again. You
had Taime doing his Pretty Ugly club, and count them 1 & 2 new bands surface to stir
things up such as Kenny Price’s post-Blackboard Jungle outfit Jet 68, and a band called
Tangerene. The later was full of promise, great showmanship, great songs.
But at that
akward time in the industry where old bands were trying to still reinvent themselves and the new ones were caught between wanting to bring back a sense of image and attitude while still appealing to the modern, they were ultimately overlooked.
Tangerene did the DIY approach in releasing their own CD. The podcast closes with a
highlight song from that record, the track “Hollywood Moon.”