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Thoughts on Antony & the Johnsons???

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:55 am
by TontoBronto
I'm not QUITE sure what to make of this artist.
http://www.antonyandthejohnsons.com/album/cds.html
A local record store owner plays him constantly, but I'm not sure of the appeal. Definitely in the intentionally weird style camp of Boy George/ Julee Cruise/ Rufus Wainwright.
As Ian has noted elsewhere, Antony seems to be the darling of critics.
Mercury Awards

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:16 am
by Ian
They're a bit too avante gard for my taste but I'm sure fans of Nina Simone will love them.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:01 am
by TontoBronto
They're also somewhat retro to my ears in the style of Bryan Ferry's crooning (but I've never heard Antony launch into a "Love is the Drug" type rocker).
I was rather surprised to see him in that Mercury awards show----I had always pictured him as somewhat smallish, but then he towered over Jools Holland.

Q: If Antony (a New Yorker) qualifies as best Brit artist, shouldn't gala002 be included in all trades open to Euro-members???

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:21 am
by Ian
Tonto Yoder wrote:Q: If Antony (a New Yorker) qualifies as best Brit artist, shouldn't gala002 be included in all trades open to Euro-members???


He may be a New Yorker but I believe he originaly hails from Chichester.
I'm assuming that's Chichester UK and not some little suburb of one of your citys (why is it you always pinch our towns names :lol: )

When he was being interviewed he didn't sound much like a New Yorker
(but I don't think he sounds anything like me either lol)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:21 am
by TontoBronto
Denis (gala002) may be living in Canadia, but he actually used Worchestershire sauce! I think that qualifies him as an honorary Brit (with all its trading perks).

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:37 am
by Ian
That doesn't make up for him speaking French :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:48 am
by TontoBronto
While I've grown to LOVE "I Am a Bird Now", I've not quite acclimated to Antony's fashion sense---Image
In my college days, I had an older woman upstairs who "dressed" by wrapping the bed sheet around her; this is NOT a pleasant flashback.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:46 am
by RightOverThisMess
I also love I Am a Bird Now.

That's all.