torsdag 13. juni 2013

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

British trio Bronski Beat's 1984 debut single "Smalltown Boy" is one of the very best songs of the entire synth-pop era of the early to mid-80's. A pop song to kill for, it's also the tale of (yes) a smalltown boy who finds there is no room for him being homosexual in the town he's from. The accompanying music video is pure cliché with the hurt look of singer Jimmy Somerville, but it drives its point home and remains a classic that defies genres. And eras, for that matter. However dated you may find 80's synth-pop music this is first and foremost a fab pop song. Incredible stuff really.

Watch and listen


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