Writers - Goldstein/Kessie
Unreleased (2000)

On Saturday, April 29, 2000, the Pet Shop Boys performed live before a crowd of more than 45,000 at the "Equality Rocks" concert in Washington, D.C. One of the songs they performed proved a tremendous surprise: "Homosexuality," a cover of a 1985 cult disco hit written and performed by the duo Modern Rocketry (Morey Goldstein and Ken Kessie).

The chorus goes, "Homosexuality — do you wanna get next to me? …. Anything to fill your need." The Boys' rollicking techno version was highlighted by the repeated, full-bodied refrain "Yes, sir!" sung by Neil and the same group of male backup singers who took part in the Nightlife tour (think "New York City Boy"). Needless to say, the predominantly gay and lesbian crowd loved it.

You know, I never would have thought I would say such a thing, but speaking more than a quarter-century after this song was written, I have to say that it now strikes me as rather quaint. I suppose that's a good thing.

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