Space Waltz: S/T (1975)
Now, is it a great record? Well, it's not bad, certainly highly stylized and colorful. They definitely lean more towards the camp side of the equation than flat-out the rock & roll, with epic, swooning cabaret drama and outer space androgyny. A few songs, like the more pop-oriented (yet still fascinatingly dramatic) "Out On The Street" and the cowbell-laden "Scars of Love" (a bit of a "Queen Bitch" rip-off) and the fast-moving, conversational "And Up To Now," are a little more straightforward rockers, but much of this seems more focused on nailing the aesthetic than on crafting memorable hooks. The record's two longer tracks in particular veer into proggy territory, shades of Yes by way of a pre-punk NYC off-Broadway production.
That caveat aside, it's one of the better of the lesser-known attempts at walking in the footsteps of Bowie and Roxy Music and T.Rex. At the very least, the work as a whole probably encapsulates what some may consider "glam rock" better than almost anything else out there -- at times, it feels more like a blueprint for the imaginary band in the Velvet Goldmine film than Bowie himself. Riddell would later go on to release a few solo albums before switching gears and directing movies.
As far as I can tell, the album is out of print and doesn't stream, but it's worth tracking down for anyone who enjoys the genre. The individual songs are ripped to YouTube here.
Here's a video for "Out On The Street":