In the week that we totally need to rock the vote, no one gets more nominations for awesomeness than the amazing Nona Hendryx. As a vital part of Labelle, the legendary super group responsible for the rightfully celebrated Lady Marmalade, Hendryx did much of the group’s writing, allowing them to dive into rare stratospheres of rock and roll and fabulous science fiction flecked soul.
Hendryx, who had a couple of compositions decorating late night cable thriller The Surrogate, also married the thrills of romantic adventure with the perfect description for horror film victims with her infectious song Soft Targets.
What am I gonna do?
The esteemed Alice Cooper has definitely hit the horror hotline with albums like Welcome to My Nightmare and by singing He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask), the theme song to Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason’s Back.
But, this eclectic monster embraced the societal angst of many a terror freak, while dancing in the queer lined clouds of many a gay boy’s dreams, with his engaging Teenage Lament ’74 from Muscle of Love.
Featuring background vocals from such pink icons as Liza Minnelli, Labelle and Ronnie Spector, this number, focusing on those hellish years, is simply…heavenly.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!