We'll be the first
to admit that we're never that comfortable with efforts to out gay and bi performers in pop music – especially if such outing is never the choice
of the performers themselves – but this package is a fair bit better than most, thanks to some careful handling by compiler Jon Savage! As with some of his other efforts, Savage does a great job of drawing lines between unlikely sources – pulling together bits of 60s pop that are less explicit about their content and desires, and using them to start a path that leads into more openly expressive work from the glam, punk, and disco years of the 70s. As with other Trikont packages, the set features full notes on the music and each track – both in German and English – and the CD boasts a wonderfully eclectic batch of material that includes "Eros" by Rod McKuen, "At The Black Cat" by Jose, "See My Friend" by The Kinks, "Kay Why" by The Brothers Butch, "Come Here Often" by The Tornados, "Coochy Coo" by Polly Perkins, "Closet Queen" by Harrison Kennedy, "Astral Cowboy" by Curt Boettcher, "I Was Born This Way" by Valentino, "Ain't Nobody Straight In LA" by The Miracles, "53rd & 3rd" by The Ramones, "Trouble At The Cup" by Black Randy & The Metro Squad, "The Man I Love" by Zebedy, and "These Boots" by Teddy & Darrel. 24 tracks in all.
(Out of print.)