fop-rock
n. Dandified form of rock ‘n‘ roll in which the performers are more concerned with their clothes than with their music. Also: fop rock. —adj.

Example Citations:
In his spare time, one of President Clinton‘s bright new White House recruits dresses as an 18th century dandy—blond wig, scarlet lipstick and velvet knee-breeches—and sings songs of upper class angst such as Let Them Eat Rock and Friend of a Friend of the Working Class. Ted Widmer, whose day job is director of speech writing at the National Security Council, plays guitar and sings at night for a “fop-rock“ group, the Upper Crust.
—Hugo Gurdon, “Rocking Clinton aide has dandy sideline“, The Daily Telegraph, January 4, 1998

The next great English guitar band/the new Smiths. Chain-smoking, erudite, cucumber-cool singer Martin is fop-rock‘s new hero.
—“Need to Know,“ Evening Standard, November 11, 1994

Earliest Citation:
But nothing could prepare the naked ear for the sheer sonic blast of the scream that greeted Duran Duran as the masters of fop-rock charged onto the stage at the sold-out Capital Centre last night.
—Joe Brown, “Duran Durran: Screaming Success,“ The Washington Post, April 3, 1984

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