Until a few years ago I'd never heard of Jobriath until I came across his name by pure chance in an article about forgotten glam rock musicians that had been written during the hype surrounding Velvet Goldmine. It described Jobriath as the American answer to David Bowie (though in fact his vocal style is more reminiscent of Marc Bolan or Mick Jagger to my ears). It claimed that Todd Haynes had used the story of Jobriath as inspiration for the movie as much as he did the story of David Bowie, Iggy Pop & Lou Reed. Certainly the songs on the soundtrack and even the soundtrack artwork & Jobriath's debut album are very similar.
|Inside Sleeve of Velvet Goldmine||Front cover of Jobriath, 1973|
|Comments On This Review|
|On 26/05/2003 15:47 RAVENOUS (ex-molkod) said:|
Brilliant review Ktten (I would clap but dunno why the smilies dont work for me here today).... very interesting... I think I've definately seen the pictures before... but didnt know who was about... and yeah, definately that VG picture is inspired by Jobriath... because VG is like a compilations of Todd Haynes' impressions of everything of "the glam era"... and of course... with a very deep investigation involved too... *looking at the links*.. *wonders why did not see this before*...
|On 26/05/2003 15:51 RAVENOUS (ex-molkod) said:|
just listened a bit of "What a pretty"..... *fell in love with Jobriath*
|On 28/08/2003 00:06 StardustDoll said:|
|On 10/01/2004 15:25 pietro said:|
what an interesting review of a performer i've never heard of. the amazing thing in this life is that you learn something new every day, altho' you sometimes think you've seen and heard all.
|On 24/06/2004 20:40 Bexi Hart said:|
Evenin' all, I'm a newbie as you may guess...
So, Kitten, I assume you read this week's NME? And I do have to confess I've been listening to Morning Star Ship all today, and last night, and... well, you get the idea. By this point, I think it would be fair to say I'm addicted. Morrisey (commenting NME) also said something about a new Jobriath album out this year, so it's probably worth having a poke around Amazon at some point... Anyways, reality calls. Later, lovers.
|On 24/03/2005 16:57 Dandy Style said:|
Jobriath is amazing!!!!!!!,we love him so much!!!! un saludo para todos desde argentina!!!!
|On 04/04/2005 02:53 Vermin In Ermine said:|
He's pretty fanastic!
|On 29/10/2005 07:11 velvetspacetime said:|
Interesting, Velvetgoldmine deserves much more credit than its given.
|On 29/11/2006 00:29 Glam_86 said:|
Having read this I went to look for the albums and both amazon and hmv have them so go buy people...!
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