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Glitter Symphony: In Green Furs 12"

Glitter Symphony: In Green Furs 12"


Tags: · 80s · california · goth-punk · hcpmf · new wave · punk · reissues
Regular price
$15.00
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$15.00

An unreleased new wave/punk gem from the San Fernando Valley, Glitter Symphony only released one 7" single under the pseudonym Sizon in 1984 and was unfortunately never heard from again. Despite high profile gigs and tour offers, Glitter Symphony was never able to record and release a proper album in their heyday. Meat House Productions has worked closely with Glitter Symphony and it's creator Susan Hyatt to bring the long lost (but not forgotten!) debut from Glitter Symphony. Six tracks of fantastic Los Angeles punk that would appeal to fans of the Alley Cats, The Nerves, Go-Go's, and much more!

Limited to 500 copies with a full biography from band leader Susan Hyatt and unreleased photos from the era. Don't miss it!

Our take: This 6-song 12” from Glitter Symphony is my big surprise of the week. When I previewed it before I placed my order from Meat House it went in one ear and out the other, but after it arrived and I gave it an attentive listen or two, it sunk its teeth in HARD. I’ve already sold Jeff on this record and I’ve been singing its praises to anyone who will listen. The short story is that if you like Kim Wilde’s first album or similar early 80s new wave groups like Holly and the Italians and the Go-Go’s, you will flip out over this record. These six songs are all certified pop bangers that can sit alongside the strongest tracks on any of those releases, and if you like this style, you’ll play this record over and over. If you’re a history buff, the longer version of this record’s story is that it contains songs by two different projects: Sizon and Glitter Symphony, both of which were brainchildren of Susan Hyatt, who has had a long music career since. Sizon was a studio project that released a two-song single that got some local airplay in LA. Sizon featured session players (including the drummer from the Knack), so Hyatt formed a live band with some high school friends and called it Glitter Symphony. While the name and the players are different, the two Sizon songs and the four Glitter Symphony songs that appear here are indistinguishable from one another… they’re all pop bangers. The record’s insert reveals some other interesting music industry connections (Hyatt claims to have introduced Duff McKagan to Izzy Stradlin), but for me the brilliance of these songs is the selling point rather than some music history nerd shit. If you aren’t sold, listen to “Room of Flowers” or “Imagination” on Bandcamp, and when you find yourself humming it later, come back and buy this record.