In 1971 The Hollies released a glam / hard rock single about a cross dressing rock 'n roll singer. "Hey Willy" was their only foray into this territory and it really is a hoot. With a Led Zeppelin-ish rhythm section and guitar riff, it really does not amount to much but there are some charms to be found. Foremost is the crazy drumming from Bobby Elliott, one of the most unsung rock drummers ever. Some of his fills are just amazing, a 'la Keith Moon.
The lyrics are obviously poking fun at the Bowie/Bolan, and the sentiment expressed reminds me of The Guess Who's "Glamour Boy", a big poke in the eye at the whole glam/glitter movement.
Hey baby you're dressing like a lady
The fellows call you Sadie
but you really are a pretty one
You don't care what they say about your hair
'Cos the bank man's smilin'
every time he sees you comin' yeh
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