Saturday, September 01, 2007
The 80s Happened There - Blue Zoo
I remember an article back in the 80s that mulled over the question of why the UK had so many pop bands, and why they were so good at producing 7" confections. It seems the dole - unemployment - and the huge amount of teens-to-early-twenties on it, with little else to do but learn instruments and pursue the dream of being a pop star, was the answer. Blue Zoo was one of these bands, and looking back at their videos, boy were they GAY.
In the video for the single "Cry Boy Cry," the lead singer, Andy O, looks like Jake Shears a little bit, doesn't he? And how gay is this video with the band members molesting him, all boyish and shirtless? Hmmm.
I have a lot of UK pop band vinyl, and thanks to ol' YouTube, the videos are out there for all to see, and for me to send you to via this blog.
Now... back to the pressing matter of the day. How retarded is this video, and how high should it rank?