Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Junior Senior

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 23, 2009 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Junior Senior, queer music

I remember hearing this song back when it was big a few years ago, but I didn't know that Jeppe "Senior" Laursen of Junior Senior was gay. It's definitely a step up from the average Europop album. This is "Move your feet."

This is "Can I Get Get Get."

Here's Junior Senior on why he's out about his sexuality:

Were they worried that lyrics like "gimme boy boy-oy-oys" would affect their sales? "So ninny artists and bands don't say [they're gay] because they're worried about their record sales, and that was working the other way for us," says Junior. "We wanted to say it because if these people out there don't want to listen to our music because we have a gay person in the band, then we don't even want them to buy our goddamned record." Senior smiles: "It was our way to get rid of the flat boys."

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Why are you listening to this crap instead of a nice Wagner(ian?) opera? You'll rot your mind!

junior senior (the duo) also performed live (with a full band) in seattle at radio station kexp in november 2003; that show is archived here, and it contains four other songs for you to hear in addition to a live version of "move your feet".