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Gay Austin, December 1977 - File 014. 1977-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 25, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/988/show/984.

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(1977-12). Gay Austin, December 1977 - File 014. Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/988/show/984

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Title Gay Austin, December 1977
Contributor
  • Lind, Scott
Publisher Gay Community Services
Date December 1977
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962538
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 014
Transcript Out of an acrid haze danced Iggy Pop, a 30 year-old nan with the body of an 18 year-old god. Clad only in tight, torn jeans and a soon-discarded fishnet shirt, the spiritual father of punk-rock attacked the Armadillo on the first. 3y the way, he won. Iggy has always been a unique performer, and frorA his days with the Stooges (the first punk band) until today, his music has always be- been unclassifiable. No longer does he slash himself with broken bottles and roll in crushed glass, although the scars are still there, faint reminders of the days of drugs and self-destruction. No longer does he leap into the audience, though he stays near the edge of the stage, always threatening to plunge atop us. No, Iggy Pop has grown up. SWEATING, POUNDING No performer maintains such constant rapport with his audience as -jell as Iggy. I was at the very edge of the stage and wasn't ignored, as fans usually are by musicians. Iggy involved each of us and I guess it's at this point that the reviewers always fail in trying to describe an Iggy Pop concert. Unless you're there, sweating with him, being pounded by the same electric music, being frightened by the suggestions of the old anarchic violence and it frightens him too you can't imagine at all, at 2.11, what his performance is like. He says that watching aim in concert is really "witnessing my presence." He's right; there's no other way to describe it. I've been to a hell of a lot of rock concerts, but he sweat on me, HARD AND FAST Despite charges that his association with David Bowie has emasculated his music, the new band rocks hard and fast. The music isn't punk but it's not rock either it's just Iggy Pod music, some of the best music put out this year. Starting with "Sixteen"— Sweet sixteen In leather boots Body and soul I go crazy Baby. I'm hungry Sweet sixteen the band played most of the new album, interspersed with a few songs from the bad/good days. Briefly, the songs played were: "Lust for Life" ('Well I'm just a modern guy/And of course I've had it in the ear before'), "Neighborhood Threat," "Pall In Love with Me," "I Got a Right," "The Passenger," "Some Weird Sin" ('Things get too straight/I can't bear it/...That's when I want/Some weird sin. Get it?'1, "ITightclubhing," "Raw Power," and "I Wanna 3e Your Dog." Iggy is sexual, there's no doubt about it. But homo-? heter-o-? It doesn't seem to matter. He's there and he likes being touched. By everybody. spit on me, let me touch him, and stepped on my hand. God! It was a the greatest concert I've ever been Despite the fact that Iggy Pop nelped found punk-rock, he doesn't ulay it anymore. The Sex Pistols do, though; in fact, for many, they define it. SEX PISTOLS^ LATEST Their first album/NEVER MIND TEE BOLLOCKS HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS, has just been released and it is everything Pistols fans hoped for. Included are the A-Sides of all four singles (including the banned "Anarchy in the U.K." and "God Save the Queen") plus eight other original songs. To someone unacquainted with punk, all the songs have a samey sound about them. But remember Mom and Dad saying that about rock? Or Grampa saying that about jazz? On closer listening, the songs are clearly distinct. Johnny Rotten's snarl of a voice unfortunately renders many of the 'lyrics unintelligible, but the ones which do get through to American ears are surprisingly complex, filled with anger and political discontent. "Holidays in the Sun," the new single from the album, begins, 'A cheap holiday in other people's misery ' and goes on to deliver an articulate attack on insensitive and escapist tourism. Hardly the usual subject matter for punk-rock, but then the Sex Pistols aren't the Ramones. Their music is superficially similar, but there is a message in the music, a step up from the blind rage, sex, or violence. When punk-rock breaks in America, the Sex Pistols are going to be at the "ew-Wave's crest. Buy the album now: it's the best introduction to the music of the Eighties now on the market. Buy the album. Buy the album. Disco is dead. Long live punk I Recommended new releases: lust for Life, Iggy Pop Reeket to Russia, Ramones "ever Mind the 3ollocks... Sex Pistols Blank Generation, Richard Hell & the Voidoids COfflFOftmBLE CARPETED convER/nTion flU/Tlfl/ CRUI/IE/T BAR Opan noon- S a.m. daily HRPPV HOUR EVERVORV HAPPY HOUR 4 - 8 Monday thru Saturday HAPPY HOUR 12-8 Sunday 13 2828 RIO GRANDE / AUSTIN / 4780224 ENTRANCE IN REAR
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