SISSYDUDE LOVES: 70’s BDSM ROCKER JOHN “SMOKEY” CONDON !!! (via ADVOCATE, BUTT and Others)

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CHAPTER MUSIC: In 1973, two wide-eyed young music fans made their way to Los Angeles and were introduced by a notoriously touchy-feely road manager for the Doors. They fell into a relationship that would produce five of the most criminally neglected singles of the decade, as well as a treasure trove of unreleased recordings. John “Smokey” Condon was a bewitchingly beautiful Baltimore transplant, himself no angel after spending his teenage years partying with the John Waters crowd. EJ Emmons was a budding record producer from New Jersey, already starting to work in small studios around Hollywood.

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Condon had marched in New York the night after the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and so by the time he and EJ created Smokey, they weren’t about to hold back. Released in 1974, first single Leather b/w Miss Ray wasn’t just openly gay, it was exultantly, unapologetically gay, examining front-on the newly-liberated leather and drag scenes thriving in America’s urban centres. READ THE FULL STORY HERE!

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Songs from forthcoming Chapter Music reissue compilation How Far Will You Go? – The S&M Recordings 1973-81, to be released on vinyl, CD and digital on June 23, 2015. Pre-order now via CHAPTER RE-ISSUES

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WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Article & listen to AMAZING epic tune “PISS SLAVE” @ BUTT
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One Response

  1. Jeff

    I fuckin LOVE this

    July 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

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