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Thursday 20 April 2017
Small Town Mentality
After reading JC's recent Del Amitri post I decided to give Waking Hours a spin.
I was struck by the similarity in subject matter between Move Away Jimmy Blue (1989) and Bronski Beat's Small Town Boy (1984)
Th.is in turn put me in mind of the 18 months I spent living in a small town. A place where if you were not born there you were never going to by accepted and where two gay friends of mine were subjected to regular verbal and physical abuse.
It becomes a self perpetuating problem as the more enlightened understandably move away at the earliest opportunity leaving such places to the knuckle draggers.
Del Amitri - Move Away Jimmy Blue
Bronskie Beat - Smalltown Boy