In this episode we turn our attention to the 70s and the phenomena that became known as "Glitter Rock". It takes place almost entirely on stage; fans are always seen from the performer's point of view. Thus, we begin to feel and experience first hand the pressures being put upon various individuals by the music industry. We are backstage with David Bowie as he makes himself up for a performance. We watch Alice Cooper ritualistically smashing up a doll, while the fans shriek for more. We are with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull as he prepares to face a screaming crowd. We watch Eric Clapton before drugs, during drugs and after drugs. We are on stage with Keith Emerson as he hurls his electric organ as the audience. Told through interviews with many of the main players of the time such as Alice Cooper, Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Elton John. Also features appearances from Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Kiss.
This documentary about the history of popular music in America focuses on the phenomenon of glam rock that swept up audiences in the 1970's, pushing gender barriers and bringing a new sense of theatricality to rock music. Artists featured in concert footage and interviews include David Bowie, KISS, Roxy Music, and more.