Pin It
Favourite

Jobriath 

Lonely Planet Boy


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

Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Doug Taylor

Survey Asks

Should council create a new historian laureate position for the city?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided

View Results

The Scene

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 11
August 9, 2018

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2018 Coast Publishing Ltd.