Jobriath
Lonely Planet Boy
(Attack)
When such a huge 1970s flop turns up, you know the re-releasers were digging deep. Jobriath was an American knockoff of Ziggy Stardust-period Bowie, so gay it was part of the hype. (Morrissey, a fan, contributes the liner notes.) Jobriath’s singing can be described as caterwauling, but his songs and piano have a blissful eccentricity that fleshes out the rough edges of the glam era. Peter Frampton’s guitar could be louder. Jobriath died in 1985, and barely made the papers.
—Doug Taylor

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