Cockney Rebel | Artist
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Cockney Rebel was an English glam rock band formed 1972 in London by Steve Harley (vocals, guitar), Jean-Paul Crocker (guitar, violin), Stuart Elliott (drums), Paul Jeffreys (bass) and Milton Reame-James (keyboards). Soon after forming they secured a gig supporting The Jeff Beck Group and after only five gigs were signed to label giant EMI. Cockney Rebel's sound covered a range of styles from art-rock/chamber-pop to progressive rock, with dramatic song structures thanks to the songwriting of bandleader Steve Harley. The band's first two releases The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo, from '73 and '74 respectively, are excellent albums that had infinitely more musical substance than most of the work produced by "glam-rock" bands of that era. After the initial two albums, the band underwent ongoing lineup changes and essentially became Steve Harley's backing band. Harley released solo albums under his own name and under the name Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Other outstanding albums include The Best Years of Our Lives, Love's a Prima Donna and Face to Face: a Live Recording.
Artist Website: steveharley.com
Featured Albums: Cockney Rebel