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Back2Stonewall Sunday Tea Dance – Skatt Brothers: Life At The Outpost (1980) – Video

The Straight Canadian Version of The Village People!

 

The Skatt Brothers (or Skatt Bros.) was a Canadian band formed in 1979 ,supposed modeled after the Village People for parallels in music, but for a straight audience and by straight masculine men.

They did not succeed.

Sean Delaney formed the band in 1979 and was signed to  Casablanca Records by Neil Bogart. In 1979, the band released Walk the Night , on the Strange Spirits album. ” Walk the Night” which was widely popular, reaching #9 in the Billboard charts and #1 on various national charts.Walk the Night is considered the band’s cult classic and most famous released but in 1980 the band released a single called Life at the Outpost which while not as popular did reach the Top 25 internationally and hit Number  #13 in Australia.

This official video was done by the Australian record company, without the actual Skatt Brothers, using male models instead when repeated requests to the bands management company to produce a video for Life At The Outpost went unanswered.

It’s the the finest music video never to reach popular rotation and a must see.

Even I don’t remember the 1980’s being THIS  gay.

 

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