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Review: A Beth Ditto revival

Mon 10 Dec 2007 In: Music View at Wayback View at NDHA

  Beth Ditto The Gossip live at the Kings Arms, Auckland   Sunday December 9th, 2007       "This is a love song for homos," comes the southern drawl. "But straight, you can relate - right?"   Meet Beth Ditto, the lead singer of The Gossip. Yes she is a lesbian, yes she weighs around 95kgs and yes, she once threw up on a group of homophobic boys who were harassing her sexuality. From the moment she blasts her first formidable note, the Kings Arms crowd is hooked on the high tempo party she is bringing. Clad in dark eye make-up and a sheer Egyptian-style dress she is like a bouncy, curvaceous Cleopatra on a mission to prove rock and roll is not about detached boys in skinny jeans, who are too cool to mumble more than two words to the crowd. Beth Ditto   

Credit: Kitten Power

First published: Monday, 10th December 2007 - 3:02pm

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