Adam and Steve are the protagonists of the new single by Neon Space Men.
Things (The Ballad Of Adam and Steve) is the morality of two gay men in a world that still doesn’t naturally have equal rights.
Like the electronic pop music that Neon Space Men represent, gay and lesbian oppression was ubiquitous in the 1980s, peaking in Britain in 1988.
CLAUSE 28, passed by the Thatcher government in 1988, banned the “promotion of homosexuality by local authorities”, which meant that in all areas of public life only negative reports about homosexuality could be reported. Musicians and bands like Jimmy Somerville, Boy George or Chumbawamba vociferously resisted the inhuman legislation. However, CLAUSE 28 was only abolished 20 years ago in 2003.
The “pink triangle” established itself at rallies against CLAUSE 28. Derived from the stigma of gay men in the Nazi concentration camps in the Third Reich, the “pink triangle” manifested itself as a protest symbol in the 1980s.
Neon Space Men take up the “pink triangle” in the cover and create a poster look that reminds and demonstrates that homosexuality still does not have the social acceptance that has been fought for many years.
Neon Space Men will release Things (The Ballad Of Adam and Steve) on June 28th, 2023, on the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall riots on Christopher Street in New York. The largest emancipation movement of the LGBT movement began on this day.
For the single, some remixers have put themselves into the work. Among them Rob Dust, Re.Mind and Merry Chicklit.
The goal has not yet been reached.
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