Nowhere near as good as his earlier, heavier, nastier Bobby ‘O’ singles (‘Shake It Up’ still sounds like a Hi-NRG version of the Stooges) ‘You Think You’re A Man’ is nevertheless important in that it delivered Divine his biggest (and only proper) UK hit, and therefore subsequently sneaked him onto ‘Top Of The Pops’, whereupon he gave a performance that’s passed into the history of the show. Akin to something of a big camp bomb exploding simultaneously in a million living rooms across Britain, the avalanche of complaints to the BBC’s switchboard inevitably followed. There seem to be fewer and fewer of these takeover TV moments these days and that’s gotta be a shame.
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