Gay Dad : Transmission

Gay Dad : Transmission

Are you ready for THE TRUTH, Britain? Think you can handle a GREAT BIG WAD OF TRUTH? Well you better switch off the Moron Channel, log off the interdeath, shake the lies from your eyes, daddio, and hear the word of the Dad. 'TECHNOLOGY CANNOT BE...

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Gay Dad : Now, Always And Forever

Gay Dad : Now, Always And Forever

That Cliff Jones returned to the fray looking like it was Dress-Down Friday in a meat-packing plant was the most distressing symbol of Gay Dad's malaise. You can't be an avatar to aheadness wearing a woolly hat. The problem with Gay Dad was never...

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Gay Dad : Oh Jim

Gay Dad : Oh Jim

So the world hasn't yet turned Gay. Or even become Dads, for that matter. But you know you want to really. Just the fact that so many useless bloody mediocrities hate them should be enough to convince you this band are worth your attention. I...

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Leisurenoise

Leisurenoise

In the indecent haste to smother Gay Dad at birth, many people seem to have forgotten why they liked music in the first place. The arrival of a band making joyous, aspirational, moving and effortless pop music has caused an outbreak of panic...

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Middlesborough Arena

Middlesborough Arena

"Hello this is Gay Dad ! Do you like my top? I made it myself." The sequin boob-tubed Cliff Jones hovers above the beerboys, angling for a confrontation. It's one of those 'brave bohemian meets homophobic prole' moments as laid down in The...

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Manchester Roadhouse

Manchester Roadhouse

We don't need reminding. It's 1999, OK. As Cliff Jones tells us, "It's the end of modern times" , and here are two bands, both acutely aware of this context, tackling the spectre of Rock 2000 in very different ways. Think about it. What is...

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London WC2 talk Of London

London WC2 talk Of London

Let's work backwards. Let's start at the inevitable point where success screams shrilly in Gay Dad 's ears through their pristine feather-cuts; where, after one longing look at singer CLIFF JONES , boys and girls dip their heads in a bottle...

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Leeds Town And Country Club

Leeds Town And Country Club

Mansun may be known for self-indulgence, but this is ridiculous. As Gay Dad dive into opener 'New Age Panic' with a flurry of hurried guitars and angry, soaring vocals something seems oddly familiar. And then it hits. The ever-modest Mansun...

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