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(The Sun)   The Village People insist there were never any gay overtones to their songs, that they were all written after a long night of banging hot young broads with Liberace, Paul Lynde, and Charles Nelson Reilly   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 53
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2012-10-22 10:14:08 AM  
Village People: Our songs are not gay, but we are!
 
2012-10-22 10:24:07 AM  
nopokerface: Village People: Our songs are not gay, but we are!

Well some of the members are but not all of them.

It would suck to be a member of a band that strongly identified with gays when you aren't

Probably the most Ironic is that the leather clad biker was one of the strait ones.
 
2012-10-22 10:28:42 AM  

Oldiron_79: nopokerface: Village People: Our songs are not gay, but we are!

Well some of the members are but not all of them.

It would suck to be a member of a band that strongly identified with gays when you aren't

Probably the most Ironic is that the leather clad biker was one of the strait ones.


They were awesome. A group of us dressed as them for a Halloween party back in 1993. Turned out another group did, too. Looked like the Blue Oyster Bar in there.
 
2012-10-22 10:33:59 AM  
I don't get it. Why would the subby include Paul Lynde in that list of obviously gay performers?
 
2012-10-22 10:34:29 AM  
It was a Nelson Reilly orgy that'll make your hair curl.
 
2012-10-22 10:45:48 AM  
Charles Nelson Reilly He's our man
He can't heal the sick with a touch his hand
He can't walk on water, can't make wine flow
Just another greedy actor on the late late show!
 
2012-10-22 10:50:36 AM  
Sorry...it's not my intention to threadjack this into a Charles Nelson Reilly discussion...


...you can spit in the wind or tug on Superman's cape
But Lord knows you just don't mess around with CNR...
 
2012-10-22 10:56:31 AM  

The DBS: I don't get it. Why would the subby include Paul Lynde in that list of obviously gay performers?


It was a smorgasbord of manly men subby likes. Every day is a smorgasbord
 
2012-10-22 10:58:05 AM  
wittyburg.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-22 11:02:27 AM  
They were an assembled group, like a boy band or the Monkees. They didn't write their own songs. They didn't even chose their material.

/and any suggestion they were unaware of the gay subtext their music is laid to lie by the movie they made.
 
2012-10-22 11:02:49 AM  
When the song Macho Man first came out I really loved it, and quickly added it into my repertoire in my attempts to pick up girls. It was a perfect song for the gym, or if you were playing co-ed sports. It was a catchy tune, you could do those Mr Universe poses and morph into something really sexually suggestive, and it would all seem silly and in great fun. Then someone way hipper than myself clued me in that it was a gay thing. That was one of the things I would have been better off not knowing; it took all joy out of using the song.

So I can relate to why they would want to distance themselves from the gays, even though the group was formed by a gay guy with a vision to appeal to gay fantasies.
 
2012-10-22 11:09:14 AM  

The DBS: I don't get it. Why would the subby include Paul Lynde in that list of obviously gay performers?


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-22 11:12:24 AM  
NTTAWWT

The song Fire Island begs to differ.
 
2012-10-22 11:14:00 AM  
Great song or greatest song?

Link
 
2012-10-22 11:20:23 AM  
 
2012-10-22 11:23:48 AM  
I"m picturing Charles Nelson Reilly doing that "hurh-huh-huh-HUH!" thing he used to do, where he contorts his face in a wild take, as he's sitting up from putting it to a hot, young Shirley Maclaine.

Okay, I'm mostly just picturing the hot, young Shirley Maclaine.
 
2012-10-22 11:31:32 AM  
I actually had three of there album when I was much younger. Every song had gay overtones.

Album titles such as Macho Man and Cruisin'. Song titles Macho Man, Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody(same arrangement David Lee Roth used), Sodom and Gomorrah, YMCA, Hot Cop, and In The Navy. I beg to differ,
 
2012-10-22 12:11:18 PM  
I believe them. Gay or not, I'll bet they wanted to sell a lot of records to straight people too
 
2012-10-22 12:21:31 PM  

stupiddream: Charles Nelson Reilly He's our man
He can't heal the sick with a touch his hand
He can't walk on water, can't make wine flow
Just another greedy actor on the late late show!


akanaka: CNR


Exactly, he's the kind of man you don't disrespect.
 
2012-10-22 12:31:04 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I believe them. Gay or not, I'll bet they wanted to sell a lot of records to straight people too


Yeah, but at this point, who is their audience?

Gay guys.

You don't piss off the only audience you have left.
 
2012-10-22 12:34:25 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Crewmannumber6: I believe them. Gay or not, I'll bet they wanted to sell a lot of records to straight people too

Yeah, but at this point, who is their audience?

Gay guys.

You don't piss off the only audience you have left.


and wedding reception DJ's
 
2012-10-22 12:44:12 PM  
The Indian uised to dance atop a cigarette machine in a gay bar called the Anvil in NYC, before the Village people became known. I was fascinated by the full headress he wore. This had to be around 1976...
 
2012-10-22 01:06:11 PM  
Before I found out they were identified with homosexuality I thought their songs were harmless, catchy pop tunes that are fun to sing along to. Now I think their songs are harmless, catchy pop tunes that are fun to sing along to.
 
2012-10-22 01:18:07 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: They were an assembled group, like a boy band or the Monkees. They didn't write their own songs. They didn't even chose their material.

/and any suggestion they were unaware of the gay subtext their music is laid to lie by the movie they made.



Assembled or not but the guy who wrote some/most or all (can't recall which exactly) of their hits was the motorcycle cop.
And he's not gay.

www.rankopedia.com
Not gay.

The Village People's Policeman wins landmark royalties court case
 
2012-10-22 01:19:07 PM  

Oldiron_79: It would suck to be a member of a band that strongly identified with gays when you aren't

varmitydog: Then someone way hipper than myself clued me in that it was a gay thing. That was one of the things I would have been better off not knowing; it took all joy out of using the song.


Or maybe they aren't as filled with hate* as the two of you?

*and unrequited, secret desires, amirite?
 
2012-10-22 01:28:43 PM  

Fano: The DBS: I don't get it. Why would the subby include Paul Lynde in that list of obviously gay performers?

It was a smorgasbord of manly men subby likes. Every day is a smorgasbord - orgasbord - orgasbord.


FTFM

old
 
2012-10-22 01:45:53 PM  
Theaetetus:

*and unrequited, secret desires, amirite?


Hey, I though you said you wasn't gonna tell
 
2012-10-22 02:02:40 PM  
Who, they?
www.eitapiula.net
 
2012-10-22 02:22:38 PM  

stupiddream: Charles Nelson Reilly He's our man
He can't heal the sick with a touch his hand
He can't walk on water, can't make wine flow
Just another greedy actor on the late late show!


You just don't mess with CNR.
 
2012-10-22 02:51:49 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: stupiddream: Charles Nelson Reilly He's our man
He can't heal the sick with a touch his hand
He can't walk on water, can't make wine flow
Just another greedy actor on the late late show!

You just don't mess with CNR.


Nor do you mess with The Dead Milkmen.
 
2012-10-22 02:52:27 PM  

Theaetetus: Oldiron_79: It would suck to be a member of a band that strongly identified with gays when you aren't
varmitydog: Then someone way hipper than myself clued me in that it was a gay thing. That was one of the things I would have been better off not knowing; it took all joy out of using the song.

Or maybe they aren't as filled with hate* as the two of you?

*and unrequited, secret desires, amirite?


Depends on the band.
s1.favim.com
 
2012-10-22 03:03:32 PM  
Baldwin as Reilly

Scroll down - One of Baldwin's best SNL skits ever!
 
2012-10-22 03:12:23 PM  
Theaetetus:
Or maybe they aren't as filled with hate* as the two of you?
*and unrequited, secret desires, amirite?


I imagine it is a hard concept for you to grasp, being a judgemental uppity douchebag lawyer and all, but once upon a time not so long ago being identified as being homosexual was not a good thing to be.
 
2012-10-22 03:16:42 PM  

Oldiron_79: nopokerface: Village People: Our songs are not gay, but we are!

Well some of the members are but not all of them.

It would suck to be a member of a band that strongly identified with gays when you aren't

Probably the most Ironic is that the leather clad biker was one of the strait ones.


The biker was straight? Really?

*checks Wikipedia*

Doesn't really say which way he swung...
 
2012-10-22 03:19:43 PM  

colimar: Who, they?
[www.eitapiula.net image 499x330]


That cover is so gay, looking at it made me straight.
 
2012-10-22 03:21:19 PM  
WTH?! They're not fooling anybody. *Everything* about the disco era was gay. That's why there was such a backlash against disco music. It was an organized puritanical anti-gay campaign.

From wiki: "The book A Change Is Gonna Come states that "The Anti-disco movement represented an unholy alliance of funkateers and feminists, progressives and puritans, rockers and reactionaries. The attacks on disco gave respectable voice to the ugliest kinds of unacknowledged racism, sexism and homophobia."
 
2012-10-22 03:34:55 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: colimar: Who, they?
[www.eitapiula.net image 499x330]

That cover is so gay, looking at it made me straight.


Don't worry, the CD Rerelease cover will turn you back

ecx.images-amazon.com 

L to R: Biker, Indian, Cop #2, new guy who replaced the cowboy, Army Guy, Construction Worker
 
2012-10-22 03:40:15 PM  
Disco Sucks!
 
2012-10-22 04:15:41 PM  

ColSanders: Before I found out they were identified with homosexuality I thought their songs were harmless, catchy pop tunes that are fun to sing along to. Now I think their songs are harmless, catchy pop tunes that are fun to sing along to.


Exactly, I still sing along if one of their songs come on, gay overtones or not.
 
2012-10-22 04:18:20 PM  

Max Awesome: WTH?! They're not fooling anybody. *Everything* about the disco era was gay. That's why there was such a backlash against disco music. It was an organized puritanical anti-gay campaign.

From wiki: "The book A Change Is Gonna Come states that "The Anti-disco movement represented an unholy alliance of funkateers and feminists, progressives and puritans, rockers and reactionaries. The attacks on disco gave respectable voice to the ugliest kinds of unacknowledged racism, sexism and homophobia."


No no no! I was alive back then, and the reason there was a backlash against disco was because disco SUCKED!!!!! All us kids *hated* disco and we had exactly zero understanding of "gay" - we just despised the music. We liked Talking Heads, Cars, Devo, Wreckless Eric, The Fabulous Poodles, B-52s, etc. Nothing about hating disco was about hating gays, it was about hating shiat like "Saturday Night Fever" and the whole culture it represented.

/loves teh gheys
//still hates teh disco
 
2012-10-22 04:47:45 PM  
Village Of Broken Dreams-The Rudy Garcia Story

/John Leguizamo
//House Of Buggin'
///3s?
 
2012-10-22 04:59:08 PM  

silvervial: ..it was about hating shiat like "Saturday Night Fever" and the whole culture it represented.


The culture disco represented was all about being free and liberated, dancing your ass off, having fun, wearing tight pants and no bras and being joyful, happy, positive and especially GAY.

It sounds like you were very successfully programmed by the puritans to hate all those things.

I was alive back then too. I saw it happen. Which never made any sense to me as those prudes convinced women to put their bras back on. Why would straight guys buy into the "Disco Sucks" meme if it meant no-more-boobies on display?

/I grew up fascinated by Farah Fawcett's bouncing bosoms and glass-cutter nipples on tv every week. And I'm gay. I can only imagine how awesome that must have been for straight guys.
 
2012-10-22 05:12:20 PM  

Max Awesome: silvervial: ..it was about hating shiat like "Saturday Night Fever" and the whole culture it represented.

The culture disco represented was all about being free and liberated, dancing your ass off, having fun, wearing tight pants and no bras and being joyful, happy, positive and especially GAY.

It sounds like you were very successfully programmed by the puritans to hate all those things.


You need a sucky genre of music to experience those thing?
 
2012-10-22 05:42:23 PM  

varmitydog: Theaetetus:
Or maybe they aren't as filled with hate* as the two of you?
*and unrequited, secret desires, amirite?

I imagine it is a hard concept for you to grasp, being a judgemental uppity douchebag lawyer and all, but once upon a time not so long ago being identified as being homosexual was not a good thing to be.


Your enjoyment of music is affected by the sexual preferences of the performers, and you're calling someone else a judgmental douchebag?

Just checking.
 
2012-10-22 06:17:42 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FuryOfFirestorm: colimar: Who, they?
[www.eitapiula.net image 499x330]

That cover is so gay, looking at it made me straight.

Don't worry, the CD Rerelease cover will turn you back

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300] 

L to R: Biker, Indian, Cop #2, new guy who replaced the cowboy, Army Guy, Construction Worker


Its like what George Lucas did with star wars. But, to be fair, they can do whatever they want and never get close to that time when Kiss was without make up
www.roadiecrew.com
 
2012-10-22 07:45:19 PM  
they were the Village People. in the 70's. 

they must've never interacted with their neighbors.
 
2012-10-22 09:15:59 PM  

colimar: FirstNationalBastard: FuryOfFirestorm: colimar: Who, they?
[www.eitapiula.net image 499x330]

That cover is so gay, looking at it made me straight.

Don't worry, the CD Rerelease cover will turn you back

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300] 

L to R: Biker, Indian, Cop #2, new guy who replaced the cowboy, Army Guy, Construction Worker

Its like what George Lucas did with star wars. But, to be fair, they can do whatever they want and never get close to that time when Kiss was without make up
[www.roadiecrew.com image 480x360]


KISS without makeup is about 500 times scarier than them in makeup.
 
2012-10-22 09:47:05 PM  
mcmnky: Your enjoyment of music is affected by the sexual preferences of the performers, and you're calling someone else a judgmental douchebag? Just checking.

Oh, no. I still like the song, very much. Just wasn't comfortable using it as a pickup line, because of their reputation as being a gay group. It mattered, very much so, in the late 70's. It's why I sympathize with the members of the band who don't want to be labeled as a gay group today.
 
2012-10-22 10:14:36 PM  
Gays are perhaps the most sensitive douchbag group on earth, maybe after feminists.
 
2012-10-23 12:00:24 AM  

Oldiron_79: nopokerface: Village People: Our songs are not gay, but we are!

Well some of the members are but not all of them.

It would suck to be a member of a band that strongly identified with gays when you aren't

Probably the most Ironic is that the leather clad biker was one of the strait ones.


The leather daddy / biker dude was gay.

The cop was the straight one.
 
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