FISCHERSPOONER – SIR
Twenty years ago, this NYC duo proclaimed themselves pop game-changers with their debut “electroclash” album, ambitiously titled #1. It was all a bit flaccid and they faded quickly. They return with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe pulled in to produce something harking back to what they call “post-gay liberation, pre-AIDS epidemic”. Lead singer Casey Spooner has taken on the swagger of a ’70s porn star (that’s his tongue on the cover). What’s it like? Electrodisco with a queer sting in the tail and a throbbing bulge in its pants. The first single Have Fun Tonight is a sleazy ode to the joy of gay clubs minus hens’ parties. Their first album in eight years finds Fischerspooner pasting on more gay than you’ll find backstage at RuPaul’s Drag Race.