Maybe I’m watching too much Ru Paul’s Drag Race at the moment (!), but back when the glamorous star of that show was just a twinkle in her creator’s eye, there was Divine, the B-movie actor/actress turned electro diva that was the toast of the club scene across Europe in the 1980s.
Ok, I admit, I first heard about Divine’s musical career thanks to a Zombie Nation remix that appeared on DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolo’s imprint (still one of my favourite labels), but as this classic from 1982 illustrates, Divine, who died in 1988, was a High-NRG pioneer, alongside producer Bobby Orlando. [Thanks Andrew Lucas for the upload]
As Ru Paul herself might say…