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Offline Monika

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #70 on: May 13, 2011, 01:45:05 pm »

I've been trying to find good examples of Kurt Cobain in his dresses too... I know he occasionally wore them on stage.

I didnīt remember that at all

I found a couple other pics

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2011, 01:58:06 pm »
^Thanks!  Yeah, isn't there even a Nirvana video where they're in dresses?  Wow, it's been a long time since I've thought much about Nirvana videos.  Maybe I'm misremembering that about a video in drag.

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #72 on: May 13, 2011, 06:28:39 pm »
more Nirvana





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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #74 on: May 13, 2011, 06:38:44 pm »

I've been trying to find good examples of Kurt Cobain in his dresses too... I know he occasionally wore them on stage.


I'm fairly sure Kurt got married in one. 

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #76 on: May 13, 2011, 07:33:49 pm »
I didnīt remember that at all

I found a couple other pics

I didn't realize he was so beautiful.  I must show these pics of Kurt to my daughter!  She idolizes him! 

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2011, 08:58:03 pm »
I'm fairly sure Kurt got married in one.  

Yes, I think that's right now that you mention it.  It's funny, I'm a huge Hole fan, but am only tangentially aware of the Kurt/Nirvana details.  I mean, I like Nirvana (definitely) but I've never really made a "study" of them.  Also, it's worth noting that Nirvana of course covered the song "The Man Who Sold the World" (i.e. Bowie in his dress long ago).  

^^Also love The Cure pics... I love "Boys Don't Cry"- one of my all time favorite songs by The Cure.  :)  The reaction of the goofy audience at the end of this is too funny.  It's almost worthy of Monty Python.  :laugh:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcvHA6xOrkw[/youtube]

More on male musicians in dresses.  

The Rolling Stones:



In the early days of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor occasionally performed in skirts.  It's quite interesting because he has such a "masculine" image (I think, generally in the public imagination).  He makes this kind of thing interesting on a different level.  He didn't wear his skirts to be campy.  As far as I understand, Trent is bisexual, but it's hard to know if that has anything to do with his play with gendered dressing in the early days.

He's another one who's very beholden to Bowie. He's sampled so much of Bowie's music... Bowie could have either sued him or adopted him, and Bowie chose to "adopt" him.  NIN toured with Bowie in the mid 1990s and Trent made a whole album of remixes of one of Bowie's songs in the late 90s.



This very excellent YouTube from 1994 is a great example of him performing one of his more hardcore industrial songs in a skirt.  It's a fantastic example of NIN in general, IMO.
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKCQRkLv2eE[/youtube]


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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2011, 02:41:33 am »
I didn't realize he was so beautiful.  I must show these pics of Kurt to my daughter!  She idolizes him! 
that was exactly my reaction too. He was.

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2011, 02:45:39 am »
Thanks for those NIN pics, Amanda! Itīs interesting when artists show that "masculinity" can have so many expressions. As a heterosexual woman, I think men can look god damn beautiful and hot in dresses. There is definately no contradiction between the two.