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Various Artists / From The Closet To The Charts: Queer Noises 1961-1978
Album:From The Closet To The Charts: Queer Noises 1961-1978 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Oct 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-29 Pull Date:2006-12-31 
Week Ending:Dec 31Dec 24Dec 17Dec 3Nov 26Nov 19Nov 12Nov 5

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-26 
[coll]: Queer Noises 1961-1978: From the Closet to the Charts
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/26/06
Just what the title says, Sugar-Buns! Collection of gay-themed numbers from SF, LA, NY and London, compiled by Germans because we frankly can’t handle it anymore… Some of the early cuts are a bit embarrassing in their bitchiness and in-your-face humor, and some of the 70’s ones are more than a bit over the top, and a few are pretty astonishing. Can you handle it?
FCC on track 23. I like 13 and 19 best, but I’m wacky.
1. **ragtime piano intro, little welcome song, bitchy little rant about leather girls on Vespas – recorded live in North Beach in 1960
2. spoken word about cruising, a little personal and creepy
3. **spoken word comedy routine – utterly camp, then little song in falsetto, silly, but actually quite fun
4. **absolutely nutted comedy number about a sexual predator. Man, entertainment was different back then!
5. ***groovy 60’s motorcycle wah wah number about being a butch rather than a queen
6. ***great classic Kinks hit from their heyday. I never would have associated it with queer, but you learn something every day.
7. **lounge organ from hell. Hey, that’s “yippee ki yo ki yay”… First half is cheesy instrumental, second is alarming bitchy British queens talking about prospects for pickups. Funny, but… yikes!
8. ***cool midtempo stroll and queens singing about KY jelly. Oooooh er!
9. **holy shit! A fairy and a butch doing a cover of Nancy’s song – it’s just SOOOO wrong!
10. **pretty much the ultimate gay show tune. Totally “straight”, but… well, you know… Actually, it’s… (sniffle) beautiful!
11. *big, echo-laden Glam anthem
12. **70’s ballad celebrating queeritude (finally, someone’s being nice!)
13. ****glam-soul bopper, female vocalist. Big sound, fun song.
14. *sad piano-based lament, kinda creepy
15. **big Glam anthem with touches of heavy metal. It really wants to be serious, but it’s so bombastic… The singer sounds eerily like Axl Rose, which certainly contributes to the general oddity.
16. ***ooompah honkytonk beat, great lyrics
17. **C&W loves song of sorts. Definitely a bit disturbing, but touching in its own special way.
18. ***upbeat soul number about gay pride.
19. ****completely startling Latin/Motown funk number about homosexuality in LA. I’m boggled by this, I really am.
20. ***Ramones classic –another cut I never associated with queerdom, but it is about dangerous pickups.
21. ***completely tone-deaf “psych-punk” Lou-Reedy bopper. Very oddly compelling.
22. ***punky heavy guitar rocker about being an aging queen – more than a bit New York Dollsish.
23. FCC at :40 “Fucking pigs” – atonal punk about the violent side of the LA gay scene.
24. ***very 70’s disco, huge gay hit

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.JoseAt The Black Cat
2.Rod MckuenEros
3.Mr. Jean FredericksNobody Loves A Fair When She's Forty
4.Bryd E. Bath & Rodney DangerfieldFlorence Of Arabia
5.B. BubbaI'd Rather Fight Than Swish
6.Kinks, TheSee My Friend
7.Tornados, TheDo You Come Here Often?
8.Brothers Butch, TheKay Why?
9.Teddy & DarrelThese Boots
10.ZebedyThe Man I Love
11.Curt BoettcherAstral Cowboy
12.Harrison KennedyCloset Queen
13.Polly PerkinsCoochy Coo
14.Michael CohenBitterfeast
15.JubriathI'm A Man
16.Chris RobinsonLookin' For A Boy
17.Peter GrudzienWhite Trash Hillbilly Trick
18.ValentinoI Was Born This Way
19.Miracles, TheAin't Nobody Straight In L.A.
20.Ramones, The53rd And 3rd
21.Twinkeyz, TheAliens In Our Midst
22.Dead Fingers TalkNobody Loves You When You're Old And Gay
23.Black Randy & The Metro SquadTrouble At The Cup
24.SylvesterYou Make Me Feel