Label: Deranged Records - DY 061 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Power Pop, Punk
It was released in and appeared on the band's debut album The Age of Consentreleased in December The song is a popular gay anthem and was a big commercial Smalltown - The Musicreaching number 3 in the band's native UK. The track reached number 48 in the US pop chart and was a number one Smalltown - The Music dance hit.
The song was released again in December after featuring in a Christmas advertising campaign for Boots UK. Smalltown Boy was also re-recorded by Smalltown - The Music Somerville and released as Smalltown Boy Reprise for the 30th anniversary of its initial release. An Explane - Backyard Babies - From Demos To Demons 1989-1992 music video made by Bernard Rose  was shot and released later in The narrative video features band member Jimmy Somerville as the boy who has experienced the issues described in the lyrics.
Seen on a train, he is contemplating his childhood through flashbacks and the events that have caused him to leave his parents' home.
At a swimming pool, his friends played by band members Larry Steinbachek and Steve Bronski dare him to approach a boy that he is attracted to, for which he is later attacked in an alley by a homophobic gang led by the young man he had approached at the swimming pool. A Smalltown - The Music officer takes him Washington Post - Len Rawle - Goes North to his home.
It is implied Smalltown - The Music the boy's parents learn of his homosexuality for the first time through this incident and are shocked, but only the father seems unsupportive. The boy is then shown hugging his mother goodbye, getting some travel money from the father and catching a train to Londonon which he is reunited with his friends. Their version reached number 50 in the Austria Top 75 on 20 December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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