George is in great voice, he looks fantastic, and the song – about a guy who tried to convert him to Christianity in a NYC bar – is an instant classic.
Explains George to Emusic: “I was in a bar in New York, the B Bar, that I used to go to every Tuesday. It was everyone’s favorite haunt. I was drunk and messy, and this guy came up and gave me a Jesus pamphlet. First of all, I didn’t know what it was. I thought, ‘Oh that’s nice, he’s given me a book!’ Then I was like, ‘Arrgh, how dare he!’
“Back then, if people said, ‘Oh, I’ll pray for you,’ I’d shudder. Now I’m a bit more open to that. Back then, it was more, what do you mean, you’re gonna pray for me?! I was very defensive, so with this guy, I was like, ‘What if I gave you a pamphlet on cross-dressing? What would you say?’
“It was presumptuous of me. In hindsight, I just think that the universe does things to poke you. During that period, I was kind of screaming out to be contained in some way”.
Listen for Lady Bunny to get name-checked and watch for appearances by Daniel Lismore (the world’s best-dressed queen) and Danie Cox of the Feathers. (via Towleroad)