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]

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]
05 octobre 2014

"WHY?" | Bronski Beat's second single is 30 | 1984

In Jimmy Somerville / Bronski Beat story:"WHY?" was released thirty years ago (14th September 1984)The song was written by Jimi Somerville, Laz Steinbachek and Steve Bronski.Why? is dedicated to the memory of Drew Griffiths (playwright), victim of a homophobic murder 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 special that they've managed to parcel up all their anger about Martin's harrassment... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Bronski Beat: live at Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands, 12th october 1984

tracklist:- No More War- Smalltown Boy - Why? Bronski Beat Maaspoort Den Bosch 12-10-1984
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16 août 2012

Lastest acquisition: Bronski Beat "Why?" canadian 7" promo

Artist: BRONSKI BEATTitle: Why?7": 1984 Canada (London Records Ltd. - DJ 77) [advance promotional copy in PolyGram die cut sleeve]   [3'43] Why? (without vocal intro)   [3'48] Why? (with vocal intro)
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