- Jun 16, 2015
- Reaction score
- East bum flunk. Upstate NY
Breaking gender rules and showing that doing your hair and makeup does not equal "dressing like a woman". Or wanting to be a woman.
Goes back to the early 70s glam rock movement with artists like David Bowie sporting an androgynous look.
I'm well aware of where it goes back to.
The NY dolls come to mind.
They dressed like women.
I love Bowie. His music was great.
But he often did dress like a woman. Or a whatever you want to call it? It's hair splitting.
And again. I don't get it.
What's the point?
Other than being a provocateur. Which for me is a cop out.
And I just don't buy the whole thing that if some guy paints himself silver and walks around in assless chaps I'm the one with a hang up for finding that strange. So don't bother with the typical finger wagging nonsense.
People can push boundaries in a million ways. They are artists. I get that. It's great. And everyone gets to chime in on the merits of it.
The dolls made great music. But they dressed like a bunch of drag queens. That's a minus for me.
Or if they dressed up like aliens. Or monkeys or whatever. For me it's a shtick. And it makes it all less relevant.
More nonsense, less substance.
If hair bands were as good as Bowie I guess I'd give some slack.
It's just that personally I never really found any substance to any of the music.
It seemed like unoriginal cliched regurgitation of tired rock and themes.
Bowie was genius. And he expanded the definition of music.
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