Thursday, May 27, 2010

Then And Now - Kylie Minogue

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kylie minogue
Top: Kylie in 1988, bottom: Kylie today.

In 1988 in the US, no one had a clue who Kylie Minogue was, although that was set to change when an oldie buy goodie, Locomotion, was released and caught fire. Originally released in Australia in 1987, the fresh-faced appeal of Kylie was hard to miss. We learned she was a soap star back home, and made the move to the recording studio, for music was her true love. And the single was finally released around the world, topping charts in all the hemispheres.

Fast-forward 22 years, and soon we will be hearing the latest release from Kylie, All the Lovers. Minogue is looking a tad more mature, perhaps, but defying the more than two decades that have passed. The music has changed up, too, allowing the freshly scrubbed virginal teen queen to show sensual side of the woman.

At no time were Minogue's womanly wiles more on display than with her 2001 single, Can't Get You Out of My Head, a pop/dance song that again soared to the top of the charts. The hypnotizing music and the hooky lyrics were matched in the video to a sexy siren wrapped in a sheath of linen that barely covered the essentials, but got the job done.

For more about Kylie or her July release, Aphrodite, check out her official website here. Twenty-two years later, still going strong - and maybe stronger - than ever. And to hear her music, stop in any gay bar in the world...


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