Last Night I Listened To Pete Shelley’s Homosapien
Last night I listened to Homosapien by Pete Shelley.
I enjoy the title track of this album.
Pete Shelley is the singer for the Buzzcocks. The album I was listening to last night was a solo release by Mr. Shelley.
Here is what it says about this song in Rip It Up And Start Again–Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds—
“…. a transitional hybrid of guitar based New Wave and electropop, heard at its best on the superb single Homosapien. Released in August 1981, “Homosapien” was a coded coming-out for Shelley. The single’s innuendos—the fruity way Shelley enunciated “homosapien,” plus couplets like “homo superior/my interior”–provoked an unofficial ban on Radio One.”
Do I listen to anything recorded in the last 20 years?