Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat

I have successfully tracked down the video to Smalltown Boy. You tube seems to have a lot of remixes and wanna be's singing this track.

This song would have to be in my top 10 favourite 80's tracks. I also think that for the time the subject matter and accompanying video were quite brave. Sure we had Boy George and Marilyn around the same time but they were all about projecting a certain pop image.

I am not sure if the story of a young gay man looking for acceptance is entirely autobiographical on Jimmy Sommerville's part but I think it's probably not too far from the mark. Watching this video even today is a little bit of a sobering experience.

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy - Funny bloopers R us

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh 80's music = love it!

    Just thought I'd say hi and let you know I've rejoined the blogosphere :)

    I read a sweet comment you wrote about me on Lady Mels blog when I stopped blogging, so thank you! <3 xxx


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