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THE QUEER CHRONICLE 2011

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TQC Issue 2 . Volume 7 . India

TQC Exclusive An interview with Minna Saran

A Queer View Of prides, rides and fuchsia rides

Mex in the City Pride and Prejudice


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A column that features music and artists; in definitely not ‘run-of-the-mill’ genres!

IGGY POP

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Iggy Pop is the godfather of punk rock. He founded the

The band got its name when someone carelessly dismissed

Velvet Underground arose from the backstreets of the New York

band The Stooges, which was monumental for the birth of

their music as garbage. The band kept the name as an

sub culture. Lead by front man Lou Reed, Velvet Underground

punk rock. Alongside Iggy also

ironic epithet to their soaring

fashioned the subversive punk

enjoyed a successful solo career.

popularity and triumph. Wanting to stay true to their

rock culture as we see it today. With the patronage of Andy

Iggy Pop was the personification of pure raw

grunge origin, the band engaged the talent of Shirley

Warhol, Velvet Underground became the most influential

energy. He exuded a certain

Manson. Through a

back in the history of rock & roll

animalistic stamina that magnetized audiences

collaborative effort the band catapulted its way into the

Deep set in their compositions, one can find traces of the dark

everywhere. His vivacity during stage concerts coupled

international charts by winning spot on the Billboard

and repressive air of German expressionism and Nihilism. It

with his edgy baritone delivery

200 at number 193 and Brit

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Awards for Best New Band and Best International Newcomer.

band that could precede Velvet Underground when it came to

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Manson’s voice provided the much-needed release and

their experimentalism and versatility.

Hot Chili Peppers commended

serves as a sort of catharsis.

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decadent and seditious lifestyle of the underground elite. With

introduced into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, which finally

comes by viewing life as half empty.

drug addled and sexually suggestive themes, their music appealed to the sensibilities of

sealed their legendary status. TQC - Mar 2011

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