To be openly gay in the early 70s, as history has told us, was no picnic in the park. Â Not only was it dangerous, but it was career suicide in most cases…which is what makes Jobriath one of the ballsiest performers and songwriters of any decade.
As if those obstacles weren’t enough, Jobriath was also prey to critics’ panning him as a Bowie ripoff from theÂ beginning. Â Overhyped by theÂ infamous promoter Jerry Brandt, stereotyped by his flamboyance, andÂ one of the first known victims of AIDS, his music was often overshadowed by his personal tragedies.
Interest in Jobriath was reignited in the late 90s due in part to Morrissey’s outspoken praise for his songwriting talent and after Velvet Goldmine, loosely based on Jobriath’s life,Â came out (pun intended) in 1998, and here we are…with some newly uncovered demos and non-album cuts. Â This is certainly a niche piece of vinyl, but for fans of early glam and private-press obscurities, this is absolute gold.
Limited-edition (500) 180-gram vinyl record in a deluxe package featuring SECRET HIDDEN GOODIES!
Purchase includes a special bonus download of additional tracks not on the record!
Includes immediate download of 20-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
ships out within 3 days
edition of 500
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive