The first single off of Bronski Beat’s “The Age of Consent”, “Smalltown Boy”, was recorded at The Garden studio (owned by former Ultravox singer John Foxx) and mixed at Maison Rouge studio, both of them based in London. It was released in June 1984, peaked at number 3 in the UK singles pop charts and is a poetically poignant, soul searching composition addressing homophobia, loneliness and family misunderstanding. It is accompanied by a video of Jimmy Somerville with fellow band member friends Larry Steinbachek and Steve Bronski who, while cruising at a public swimming pool and changing room, are attacked and beaten up by a gang of homophobes. Somerville is returned to his family by the police; he leaves home alone and has a reunion with friends Steinbachek and Bronski, travelling to a new life on a train.
Only just a day until their first comeback performance on “M! Countdown,” Girls’ Generation continues for reveal hints on their upcoming performances.
On March 5th, it was confirmed that Girls’ Generation will be performing a total of three tracks throughout their promotional activities this week. They will be performing “Mr.Mr.” and “Wait a Minute” on “M! Countdown” on March 8th, “Mr.Mr.” and “Back Hug” on “Music Bank” and “Inkigayo.”
Meanwhile, it was also announced that Girls’ Generation will be performing with male back-up dancers on their comeback performances, which is a first since their debut.
Aside from promotion on music shows, Girls’ Generation also participated on various entertainment program recordings. Among that was confirmed is “Radio Star” where Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany and Yuri filmed, whilst all nine members will be filming for “Healing Camp” today.