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Johnny Are You Queer?

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Posted March 13, 2013
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This week's single of the month is Josie Cotton's 'Johnny Are You Queer?' from 1981.

Don't ask any questions.

Just get up and boogie whilst pissing yourself.

The mould from which Toni Basil, Cindy Lauper and eventually Madonna was poured, unfortunately.

No one was as good as Josie.

I hope One Direction cover this.

It would suit them.

Originally released on the excellent Bomp! Records label in 1981, Johnny Are You Queer? was re-released the following year on Elektra and (if we've got our facts straight) reached Number 38 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart. Whatever that means. Anyway, it is embedded here on the Rake & Herald from the officialJosieCotton YouTube channel. Also, here's an interview with Ms Cotton you might want to read. Or not, as the case may be.

See also One Direction: up your jinker! posted 19/2/13.

Wolfgang Bang is a former skate punk who dropped the skateboard but remains reliably enraged by various aspects of modern culture. His oaths and verbal abuse still echo around the fashionable Portobello Road area of West London. His hobbies include long-range outdoor drinking, cooking and modern history. He spends much of his time in a hedge with an air rifle, waiting for the rabbits of mass media to pop out of their burrows and graze on the sweet grass of empty promises.

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