The sassy novelty of The Weather Girls’ huge hit It’s Raining Men has found it a placement in such disparate films as Easy Money, Eraser, Stuck on You and Vampires Suck.
But the unstoppable team of Izora Armstead and Martha Wash knew their way around songs of every distinction. For instance, Big Girls Don’t Cry, their second album, found them doing a variety of covers – one of the more anthemic being their powerful take on John Fogerty’s Down on the Corner.
Currently, Wash still has a deserved place in the public eye, but the unfortunate passing of Armstead in 2004 means we will never see these two multi-talented performers reunite. Still, their work, from their early days backing up disco icon Sylvester to their own lauded output, will live on forever in the hearts of their fans and those who, thankfully, are still discovering them anew.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!