Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Wave Month Song of the Day - Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat

Today's song was a staple at clubs in the early to mid 80's.  It was the biggest hit for this British synth-pop trio from England, whose lead singer, the uniquely high-pitched voiced Jimmy Somerville, went on to more success as a member of the Communards and as a solo artist.  The band was openly gay and their songs, including this one, reflected gay themes of the times.  Check out Smalltown Boy...

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