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AUDIO: Bronski Beat (1985)

Barney Hoskyns, uncredited writer, Rock's Backpages audio, Spring 1985

The two-thirds Glaswegian trio talk about their relationship with the press: homophobia, and the fixation with their sexuality; not being a conventional band, and the developments in electro pop; Jimmy Sommerville discovering his voice; 'Small Town Boy'; on being a trio, and their stage show; the US release of album The Age of Consent; being gay in Glasgow, and on the London gay scene; the importance of Tom Robinson; Jimmy's lyrics, and on looking forward to their US visit.


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