Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Hint Of Mint – Volume 72: LGBTQ Music From 1979 To 1980

In 1979, disco was at its peak. In 1980, a backlash, rooted in homophobia and racism, drove the music from the mainstream. Coinciding with disco’s decline was the appearance of new wave music, which us weirdos took to quickly.

This playlists consists of twenty songs – disco, new wave, punk, neither – some performed by artists who fall somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella, others with queer lyrical content. Performers include The B-52’s, Prince and U2.


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Cool New Music

Howdy!

I haven’t been very active on the blog lately, as I’m writing a book and devoting my available time to that endeavor. More details on that soon.

However, a loyal reader asked me what good new music is out these days, so I threw together an answer in the form of a playlist.

If you’re so inclined, let me know what songs you like.


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A Hint Of Mint – Volume 71: LGBTQ Music From 1978 To 1979

Discotheques played an important part in the lives of gay men in the 1970s. It was our safe place, where we could celebrate who we are. It makes sense that much of the popular disco music was created by gays.

Punk rock was a reaction to the mainstream led by outcasts. It makes sense that many gays were drawn to punk.

This playlist consists of twenty songs, some disco, some punk, some neither, some performed by artists who fall somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella, others with queer lyrical content. Performers include Joe Jackson, Mitch Ryder and Machine.


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A Hint Of Mint – Volume 70: LGBTQ Music From 1977 To 1978

We are everywhere! In punk, in disco, in glam, in pop, in adult contemporary, in classic rock.

This playlists consists of twenty songs, some performed by artists who fall somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella, others with queer lyrical content. Performers include Buzzcocks, the Rolling Stones and the Kinks.


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A Hint of Mint – Volume 69: LGBTQ Music From 1976 to 1977

Twenty songs, some performed by artists who fall somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella, others with queer lyrical content. During the years covered in this post, punk entered the picture and disco became more popular, while singer-songwriters held their ground and classic British rock acts endured. Performers include Sylvester, Village People and Elton Motello.


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