Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: How Music Came Out

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It took AIDS to truly – or widely – politicise gay men, and that was mostly in the US, while Section 28 – arch-homophobe Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government ban (via the Local Government Act of 1988) on any ‘promotion’ of homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle galvanised the UK’s gay resistance, prompting the creation of the grassroots organisation Stonewall. But even then, the only politicised gay man who had prolonged chart success was Jimmy Somerville, first with Bronski Beat, then the Communards and finally as a solo act – and he only managed it because he also released a string of cover versions of disco classics. Preceding Williamson, Alix Dobkin’s Lavender Jane Loves Women was another landmark record that sold really well. Lesbians had more of a need to politicise their sexuality because it was, to coin a phrase, “a man’s, man’s, man’s world.” SINGER-SONGWRITER EMO" on the rise... What strikes me as a new genre has emerged... I've interviewed two justifiably leading exponents for MOJO, Lucy Dacus and, in this month's issue, Snail Mail (aka LIndsay Jordan). No web links, but if you buy the print editions, they're in the Rising section near the front. ALGIERS - my 'Rising' feature on the Atlanta quartet Aligers is in the new MOJO (March edition), the one with Joy Division on the cover,

In the current issue of MOJO, 'The Ungrateful Dead', my feature on the reunited - for the third time! - Bauhaus, What gives? Who's willing to say? Given the spate of reissues, it's time for an Introduction to the greatest of all guitar bands, which I've written for The Vinyl Factory.

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MIRACLE LEGION: My lachrymose memories of the New Haven., Connecticut band, inspired by the band's forthcoming tour - their first shows in 20 years- for The Guardian (Cult Heroes section) Johnny Jonson And The Bandwagon - Se alla låtar och listplaceringar". NostalgiListan (in Swedish) . Retrieved 2022-02-23. One example is the saga of Camp Records in the mid-1960s, which released two albums and a handful of singles, catering to the burgeoning ‘gay party’ market, for example ‘Stanley, The Manly Transvestite’ and ‘Rough Trade’. Still, to this day, no one has a clue as to who was behind Camp.

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno". 45cat. Archived from the original on 2021-03-21 . Retrieved 2022-02-23. With the 40th anniversary tour of Horses in full swing, I have interviewed Patti Smith, John Cale about producing Horses, and written a guide to all Smtih's albums for for MOJO's October 2015 issue. Unrelated to Horses, a 'How to Buy' guide to Cocteau Twins and interviews with rising Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK and Alice Cooper about his Hollywood Vampires project also have my name on it this month In 1980, Dexys Midnight Runners released a cover of the song as a B-side to their UK number one single " Geno". [8] a b Whitburn, Joel (1982). Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Hot 100 1959–1981. Record Research. p.14. ISBN 9780898200478.Conley was signed by Redding to his Jotis label in about 1965 without ever meeting the younger singer. The two finally met in 1967 when they plagiarized a performer they both loved, Sam Cooke, turning his “Yeah Man,” which listed the names of dance crazes, to “Sweet Soul Music,” which did the same for soul stars. See Jonathan Gould, Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life (New York: Crown Archetype, 2017), 293, 377. Eskew Reeder (1935 -1986), usually known as Esquerita, often wore heavy makeup, sunglasses, and two wigs, piling his pompadour high on his head. It is speculated that Reeder was an influence on Little Richard. The two were friends and may have had a sexual relationship.”



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