Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Small Town Boy

Date: 1st September 2010
Found: The Cat's Protection League Charity Shop, Ealing, London] 
Price: £1 

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
London Records, 1984 

1. Smalltown Boy

1. Infatuation
2. Memories

Pac told me that he used to listen to this on his way to school and Pac went to school in a small village in Somerset... So this being a song about the struggle of a homosexual youth growing up in a small town, I should probably be a little worried...

I feel like I use the word "classic" too much on this blog, but this is an absolute Synth Pop classic. My favourite thing about this song, though, is that when you hear it in a club and the DJ plays the long drawn out intro*,  rather than people getting bored and walking away, everyone seems to start doing this weird slow-motion ballet/voguing dance and then when it drops everyone loses their fucking minds. That's why this song is so good, I can't really think of any other songs that have this effect of the dancefloor.

Also Jimmy Somerville has the voice of an angel.

B sides on this one are okay, bit meh in comparison, can't really be bothered to go into it.

* This is must, dropping it  later on in the track is a sin and ruins that amazing burst of excitement when it finally drops.

See below for the video sans epic intro and further down is the 12" Version.

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