THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
318-Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy.
1984-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.30.In these slightly more enlightened times of 2019 and hopefully beyond this songs message does not quite resonate the way it did back in 1984 when it was ground breaking and very brave.
The song addresses key issues in 1980’s ‘LGBT’ culture.It also addresses family rejection for being homosexual and homophobia in British society.
The Bronski Beat were formed in 1983 by Jimmy Somerville,Steve Bronski and Larry Steinbachek who died in 2017,all three band members were gay.
The trio were unhappy with the way the gay community were portrayed and sought to be more outspoken and political.They went some way to achieving their goal with the release of their debut Album ‘The Age Of Reason’ in 1984.
‘You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case.’
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