14 septembre 2019

Bronski Beat: Why? | 35 years ago!

35 years ago, today! WHY? the amazing second single by Bronski Beat out this day in 1984. « This was written for Martin, a friend of the Bronskis who was hounded out of the country by his boyfriend’s irate and violent parents. It’s a measure of what makes this lot speciel that they’ve managed to parcel up all their anger about Martin’s harrassment into a joyous disco record that’s almost certain to storm the dancefloors. » (Smash Hits, sept. 84) The song was also dedicated to the memory of playwright Drew Griffiths, a... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2019

Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy | 35 years ago!

20th May 1984, so just 35 years ago! SMALLTOWN BOYbyBronski Beat "a touching lyric about leaving home,a remarkably agile but controlled vocal and a good song that recalls Yazoo or Eurythmics in its effective use of electronic simplicity" Smash Hits, May 84. "Singer Jimmy Somerville adds a warmth and frailty to the electronic disco backing which is irresistable." N°1, May 84. "If you make a check-list of every element of great synthpop, you can find it in this record.[...] When something is as perfect an example of an artform as... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2019

Bronski Beat: NME front cover | 35 years ago!

"Formed a year agowith only a dozen concerts to his credit, Bronski Beat was on NME front cover 19 May 1984." So just 35 years ago!
03 mars 2019

Bronski Beat: SMALLTOWN BOY Ltd Ed. 12" Picture Disc | RSD2019

Smalltown Boy RSD 201912" Limited Edition Picture Disc A1. Smalltown Boy (Remastered)  05:03 A2. Smalltown Boy (Remastered 12” Version)  9:01 B1. Smalltown Boy (KDA Pink Triangle Remix)  07:32 B2. Why? (Wax Wings Remix)  05:30         "To celebrate 35 years of Bronski Beat playing their first gig, London Records recently reissued ‘The Age Of Consent.’ This limited-edition picture disc exclusive to Record Store Day features the era-defining pop classic ‘Smalltown Boy' remastered from... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

Bronski Beat: The Age Of Consent | brand new remastered and enhanced editions | suite...

L’édition 2CD deluxe du 35ème anniversaire de carrière : « Mon propos, c’était la vérité. Mais aussi mes émotions, mes espoirs, ma sexualité, ma vie. Je n’avais peur rien et j’étais surmotivé à combattre la politique de discrimination que je vivais au quotidien. Je ne m’imaginais pas devenir une pop star, je me voyais comme un fauteur de troubles » Jimmy Somerville, 2018. Il y a 35 ans en septembre 1983 , Bronski Beat donnèrent un concert légendaire dans le club et antre de paix de référence pour les gays Londoniens, le Heaven.... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy (KDA Pink Triangle Remix) | available now!

B R O N S K I   B E A TSmalltown Boy (KDA Pink Triangle Remix) available to stream/download today KDA lands a piston pumping re-rub of Bronski Beat's classic Smalltown Boy online today. House producer KDA has given the seminal track a 2018 dance-floor treatment for the bonus disk of the re-issued Bronski Beat album The Age of Consent, coming out on 26th October.    
12 septembre 2018

Bronski Beat: The Age Of Consent | brand new remastered and enhanced editions | 26th october 2018

A l'occasion du 35ème anniversaire de la sortie de l'albumTHE AGE OF CONSENT du BRONSKI BEAT,une toute nouvelle réédition sortira le 26 octobre 2018.       Trois formats seront disponibles :   - un vinyl "rose" avec une pochette et sous pochette reproduisant fidèlement l'édition originale.    - un vinyl "picture disc" en édition limitée.   - un double CD avec en bonus les versions étendues originales des 4 singles ('Smalltown Boy', 'Why?', 'Ain't Necessarily So' et 'I Feel Love'... [Lire la suite]