Gossip: What a Difference Some Money MakesApril 17, 2008
Remember in 2003 when Gossip’s “Undead in NYC” came out and you were all “WTF?” The sound was abysmal to say the least and as a huge fan of their live show, a document it was not. Fast forward to late 2007, and the new major labeled Beth, Brace and Hannah are the only worthwhile group on Sony’s queer artists label, Music With A Twist. ( Have you seen that roster? Ugh.) So after all the hip remixes and eye rolling reactions to Beth’s stage persona, I must say, their first release for MWAT, “Live in Liverpool” is a sigh of relief. Finally capturing their live show’s magic, I’m sitting here rolling my eyes that it had to take some chart topping in the fucking UK in order for this to happen. It’s telling when Beth says, “I can’t believe you knew the words to that song. That’s so weird. But amazing” after singing their only true ballad “Coal to Diamonds.” Compare notes between the Dim Mak released “Undead” and the finally getting stateside attention “Liverpool.”
ps. I was digging for info about Music with a Twist, and their site wasn’t working and Sony’s main pages didn’t have it anywhere. Weird.