Things That Can Only Be Found in the Darkness on the Edge of Town
June 9, 2020 6:48 AM   Subscribe

Consider the lyrics to "Backstreets", with Terry, that gender-ambiguous-named subject.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:23 AM on June 9 [3 favorites]

Bruce is large; he contains multitudes.
posted by chavenet at 7:33 AM on June 9 [10 favorites]

I think about Terry a lot. This is good.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 7:59 AM on June 9 [2 favorites]

Bruce at his best speaks to and about everyone.
posted by tommasz at 8:05 AM on June 9 [14 favorites]

Great article- thanks for posting!
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 8:31 AM on June 9

As a Wendy, Born to Run has been in my top 5 favourite songs forever (the song is around as old as I am even). As a queer-identified Wendy, well, holy crap, this article makes me happy. My band covers a different Bruce tune and I wouldn't dare change the gender markers, love you Bruce.
posted by wellred at 10:15 AM on June 9 [2 favorites]

Feeling exceptionally called out by the identification of Tougher Than the Rest as "quintessentially queer." I'd never looked at it that way, but on the other hand, the moment I heard it I was absolutely obsessed, especially with the Camera Obscura cover.
posted by redsparkler at 11:28 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]

About five or six years ago, I discovered Barbara Fasano's cover of Thunder Road and ever since it feels like a lesbian love story that happens to be written by a straight man.
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 6:46 PM on June 10

"I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face."
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 7:34 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]

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