Mixtapes for Hookers

Venus In Rubber
December 1, 2009, 9:08 am
Filed under: gay, music | Tags: , ,

I wanted to do a bigger post about World AIDS Day, but time  is not on my side today.  So instead, here’s the video for Motorcycle Baby, the 1988 single by Ecco Homo.  The song is cheesy as all get out, but the video is kind of sexy for a historical document.  (Also, Michael Hutchence!)  Backing vocals are provided by Sherine Abeyratne, who was in popular Australian band Big Pig.

Australian artist Troy Davies, the man behind Ecco Homo, was a visual artist and occasional actor.  He followed Motorcycle Baby up with New York New York, a really awkward venture into late-eighties rap.  I mean, most late-eighties rap by white people is awkward, but this one had the particular disadvantage of featuring Bono.

Davies died of AIDS in 2007.

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