Monday, 24 October 2016

Deliberate trash

"If you own a car, you change that every few years and that's just what I'm doing with my appearance."

"The only thing that separates us from animals, our ability to accessorise."

"You'd never catch me in a pair of fishnets! For one thing, they are not practical. And for another thing, it's just like a tacky drag queen."

"How trashy do I seem? I like deliberate Trash. I collect items like Elvis Presley clock radios and '50s memorabilia. It inspires a lot of my imagery. I like tasteful trash."

We're very sad here at Dolores Delargo Towers. Another great icon of the Eighties, Pete Burns is dead!

There will never be another...

Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns (5th August 1959 – 23rd October 2016)

More Pete Burns and Dead or Alive here, here and here.


  1. (sings) you spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round right round...

    1. All I know is that to me
      You look like you're having fun
      Open up your lovin' arms
      Watch out here I come!

      My theme tune... Jx

  2. It doesn't get any better from here on out, I think - but I can't help thinking how lucky we are to having had him and all the other Spectacular Monsters around when we were young and wonderfully foolish enough to enjoy it so...

    1. I remember dancing my tits off to You Spin Me Round on the dancefloor in "The Tunnel" club in Cardiff in the mid-80s - with my hair dyed henna red, fingerless gloves, pointy shoes and a fuck-off diamanté brooch at the neck of my black pleated shirt; me and Mr Burns go back a long, long way. "Wonderfully foolish", maybe - but, in the words of the wise "at least we had it when we needed it"... Jx


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