Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



April 28th, 2009.

4 Responses to “YOUNG AMERICANS (1974)”

  1. El Kid Says:

    Luther Vandross on backing vox

  2. Peter81 Says:

    Don’t you just love that “Break down and cryyy” bit…and the “Day in the Life” reference, and just the overall disco coked-out funkiness of it.

    Superb song. The album’s a bit dodge in comparison though.

  3. Eoin Says:

    Agreed on all counts Peter. Love the idea of this pasty faced, skinny, twentysomething, white guy from England – whose entire shtick, up to this point, had been to dress up as this kind of alien transsexual character – suddenly deciding that he’s a soul singer, hiring a soul band, going on national television in the States and not only pulling it off, but being fucking amazing at it.

  4. Peter81 Says:

    And no sooner had his audience caught its breath and readjusted, he’d moved to Berlin and the Philly soul was out.

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