Marc Almond, AKA Ratboy Or The Gay Rodent
I think he likes you. He really does- see how he looks at you. You know he wants you. Oooh baby, he wants to GET with you. Ok, is that gross or what? Some ratboy looking seductively at you and trying to act like Marilyn Monroe. It's just wrong on so many levels. What's with his hair- does he think he's a soccermom? He looks like a total freak from every angle, on every single frame of film. It's mostly the teeth that are most unbecoming for me, just too rodent-like. You notice when there's a girl around he throws his hands up. Of course, we don't need that to know he's gay. The gaydar needle is going off the richter scale here.
When I first heard the song (when I saw the video) I was pretty horrified. I think it was the video itself that put me off. I really couldn't understand that someone would actually release this without being shamed to death.
Now that I know the song well, I actually think it's fantastic. It's just the way it's slow and it has this slow buildup, and then a dramatic pouring out of emotion- Ok, it's kind of drama-queen-ish but for some reason if you listen to it a few times it just plain works. I would give it 5 stars except for the fact that that I didn't like it at first. For that it stays at 4.75. However, I would give their cover song "Tainted Love" 5 stars, since it is a real classic.
I gave the video 5 stars for pure laughability. Not sure if it's technically trashy since it's quite unique and a heartfelt song, but on the other hand it is hilarious.
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