Posted by Billyjam, November 17, 2008 10:13am | Post a Comment

Welcome to Amoeblogay Music Lists Part IV, in the ongoing five-part series that began last Tuesday and was inspired in great part by the recent Out Magazine Top 100 Gayest Albums list. This second to last installment includes two lists --  both from Amoebloggers. Brad Schelden has compiled a list, in no particular order, noting that, "I did agree with a lot of the albums they (Out Magazine) listed. Seems to be a lot of disco and dance music missing as well."

The other list below comes from Amoeblogger Job O Brother, who says his list includes, "Some records that deserve a spot in any comprehensive list of recordings significant to the LGBT community. Word." Job also added that, "Some of these are so obvious it baffles me they were missed by Out Magazine. In scrutinizing their list, it seems rushed, haphazard, and the work of a small pool of people who would never get a job at someplace like Amoeba Music! I didn’t bother to include Pansy Division – again, so obvious! – because I know that other people contributing to your project will include them." 

Special thanks to both Job O Brother (Another Witty and Unnecessary Blog) and Brad Schelden (Pen is mightier than the sword) for their time and insights in this series and check back here for the final Part V to be posted here in a few days. Meantime, be sure to check out the wonderful Latino Gay Music Icons Amoeblog immediately below this blog, compiled and posted by Gomez Comes Alive!

A Brief, and By No Means Complete, List of Records, as Compiled by Mr. Job O Brother, Which, Upon His Consideration, Are of Significance in Relation to Modern Music and the GLBT Community

1.) Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock (1957)

2.) The Blow The Concussive Caress or Casey Caught Her Mom Singing Along With the Vacuum  (2003)

3.) Mirah Advisory Committee (2001)

4.) Ma Rainey Prove It On Me Blues (1928)

5.) William Finn Falsettoland Original Cast Recording (1990)

6.) Janet Jackson Velvet Rope (1997)

7.) Of Montreal The Bird Who Ate the Rabbit's Flower (1997)

8.) Jobriath Jobriath (1973)

9.) Wayne County & The Electric Chairs The Electric Chairs (1978)

10.) Wendy Carlos Switched-On Brandenburgs (1979)


Brad Schelden's Amoeblogay Music List

Depeche Mode Speak and Spell

Utravox Vienna

Spandau Ballet True

 Book of Love Book of Love

Suede Suede

Judas Priest British Steel

Joan Jett I Love Rock N' Roll

Erasure Wild

Dead or Alive Youthquake

Duran Duran Rio

Belle & Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister

Pansy Division Undressed

Xiu Xiu fabulous muscles

Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun

Hercules & Love Affair Hercules & Love Affair

Matmos The Rose Has Teeth in The Mouth of a Beast

Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain

The Need The Need

Buzzcocks Love Bits


ABC Lexicon of Love

Peaches Teaches of Peaches

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