Why you need to start dressing like Johnny Marr -apparently

rifke

ladies bear (inquire within)
It's a bit YMCA, though, isn't it? I always found that photo/outfit curious. If he turned up at King's Road looking like that, no wonder Moz thought his prayers had been answered.
had that style always been thought of as gay though or was it just designated that way after the fact? presumably this was a new style at the time, and if a new style comes out and you like it you don't think "will this make me look gay" because, being that it's new, you wouldn't have any gay reference points for it. I don't know, I think it's a great look.
 

Peppermint

Well-Known Member
had that style always been thought of as gay though or was it just designated that way after the fact? presumably this was a new style at the time, and if a new style comes out and you like it you don't think "will this make me look gay" because, being that it's new, you wouldn't have any gay reference points for it. I don't know, I think it's a great look.
Well, this was 1978:

I am slightly joking, of course. But the angle of Johnny's hat is, shall we say, 'jaunty'... I agree, it's a great look, but I do find it a bit... er... 'gender question mark'. But he was very young, and I suspect that's not what he intended.
 

rifke

ladies bear (inquire within)
Well, this was 1978:

I am slightly joking, of course. But the angle of Johnny's hat is, shall we say, 'jaunty'... I agree, it's a great look, but I do find it a bit... er... 'gender question mark'. But he was very young, and I suspect that's not what he intended.
oh, didn't realize the village people were from the 70s. anyway, since all of those getups represent an occupation, what exactly is the leather clad guy? what does he do?
 

Peppermint

Well-Known Member
He's just a gay biker! Actually, I don't know when that image was first appropriated but I suspect it started with this, and then got camped up:


EDITED TO SAY: Perhaps this is more what Johnny had in mind, rather than the Village People :lbf:
 

rifke

ladies bear (inquire within)
He's just a gay biker! Actually, I don't know when that image was first appropriated but I suspect it started with this, and then got camped up:


EDITED TO SAY: Perhaps this is more what Johnny had in mind, rather than the Village People :lbf:
I cant see the picture :(
 

hand in glove

40 percent papier mache
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He became teetotal in about 2000 and quit smoking a couple of years later, I think. I remember reading that it took him 4 or 5 attempts to quit fully and he said it was "tortuous".
That's great. I'm sure it was very difficult, but I know he feels better! Thanks! :)
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
It's a bit YMCA, though, isn't it? I always found that photo/outfit curious. If he turned up at King's Road looking like that, no wonder Moz thought his prayers had been answered.

Of course it is. How else to make someone like Mozzer fall in love with you?
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
It's a bit YMCA, though, isn't it? I always found that photo/outfit curious. If he turned up at King's Road looking like that, no wonder Moz thought his prayers had been answered.

Quite, and that was before he even demonstrated his guitar abilities. Double whammy for Moz.:cool:
 

Peppermint

Well-Known Member
I wonder did Johnny have any idea what a gay vibe he was sending out? Or just not care :o
Exactly my point. From reading his book, it seems he was very 'style literate' from a young age, so I find it hard to believe he had no idea. But like I was saying further up the thread, maybe in his head it looked more Marlon Brando than Village People :lbf: Or could it be he was also flirting with a bit of fluidity himself??
 

rifke

ladies bear (inquire within)
Exactly my point. From reading his book, it seems he was very 'style literate' from a young age, so I find it hard to believe he had no idea. But like I was saying further up the thread, maybe in his head it looked more Marlon Brando than Village People :lbf: Or could it be he was also flirting with a bit of fluidity himself??
no, he def looks more like the village people than marlon brando.
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Exactly my point. From reading his book, it seems he was very 'style literate' from a young age, so I find it hard to believe he had no idea. But like I was saying further up the thread, maybe in his head it looked more Marlon Brando than Village People :lbf: Or could it be he was also flirting with a bit of fluidity himself??

Tormenting his raft of gay friends, maybe.
 
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