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Straight in a Gay Gay World
Skyhooks
Straight in a Gay Gay World
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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Skyhook's journeyed to America to cut their third album and the experience clearly benefited the music and the songwriting. This was a more adventurous sound and style and it was reflected in the singles, Blue Jeans and Th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Skyhooks
Title: Straight in a Gay Gay World
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mushroom Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 11/12/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 9397603231629

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Skyhook's journeyed to America to cut their third album and the experience clearly benefited the music and the songwriting. This was a more adventurous sound and style and it was reflected in the singles, Blue Jeans and This Is My City.

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"Straight" - Skyhooks' American Album
Brent Evans | Rockhampton, Australia | 06/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Coming on the the tailend of an unsuccessful American tour,Skyhooks were pushed into an American recording studio by their management in order to appease their new U.S. record contract. The band members were tired and tempers were at boiling point.As a result,their house producer, Ross "The Boss" Wilson swore that STRAIGHT would be the last time he would produce them.STRAIGHT was also the first time that songwriter Greg Macainsh had to write in the studio;and he was feeling a lot of pressure placed upon him. Nevertheless, STRAIGHT IN A GAY,GAY WORLD was another triumph for the Hooks;with a rockier sound and biting,satirical lyrics that up a notch from their previous album,EGO IS NOT A DIRTY WORD.MILLION DOLLAR RIFF was a comment on crass pop commercialism.I'M NORMAL was a jab at those who like the kinky sex scene.MUMBO JUMBO was comment on the deterioration of the English language.CRAZY HEART told of the inabiltiy to settle down with one girl.BLUE JEANS warned of commercial trends.The twin guitar attack of Bongo Starkie and Red Symons sounded more dangerous than ever(sadly,Red quit after the STRAIGHT tour).Shirley Strachan's lead vocal goes from mellow to being air raid siren material. STRAIGHT IN A GAY,GAY WORLD is a good record to get anyone hooked on Skyhooks,a great Aussie band.Give them a try;you might like them."
Third Killer Album In A Row For Skyhooks!
Eric DeMattio | Cleveland | 07/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Skyhooks third offering is an amazing record. Filled with more of head songwriter Greg Macainsh's observational/sarcastic lyrics delivered as only Shirl Strachan can. And of course it all rocks with the help of Red and Bongo's guitar interplay and Fred Strauks' incredible drumming. It's all here: a killer hit single about the music industry (Million Dollar Riff), a country piss-take on the 70's denim fad (Blue Jeans), tales of life in Australia (This Is My City; Somewhere In Sydney), a great song from Red Symons (Mumbo Jumbo), a killer ballad (Crazy Heart), an observation of the US (Is This America), and of course a poke at sexual roles (I'm Normal; Straight In A Gay Gay World). If you like your rock n' roll served up with tight, powerful guitars and a sly sarcastic grin, Skyhooks are for you!"
Yet Another Classic Hooks Album!
Matthew Sherriff | Australia | 09/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All I can say is, the review that Hoin Jumlos gave to this album is complete CRAP! This is one of the Hooks greatest albums! It was recorded at The Record Plant in America and was the only Hooks album to be recorded outside Australia....I can't really think of what else to say except that it is a killer album and PLEASE don't pay any attention to Hoin Jumlos review!"