rent boy is not a friend
you know he's dead but you still pretend
panic at the prince's trust our boy-slag has bit the dust
TRACK 7" ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VS1014.
by one journalist as a 'vicious attack on Boy George' it seems to be more
of an attack on the 'business' that created him. Hatred for Pop Stars
selling their souls goes hand in hand with hatred for the image their
public relations department forces them to live by. The cute Pop Star
persona is presented at odds with the heroin addicted reality of life
in an isolated little world- just as miserable as the rest of the population.
It's too angry to be a song of pity for the Pop Star's plight, but the
main anger seems to be directed at the hero worship from the fans and
media for Pop Stars unable to produce or say anything of worth. Having
the power to make a difference but too up their own arse to try. Cathal
was quoted as saying 'it's not really about him. It's just how lame Pop
Stars have come to be, as a rule. There are a few careerists who'll do
anything for publicity- they don't give a shit what kind of record they
make as long as it sells'. Personal
attack or not, it was a brilliant record.
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