It started in New York. Morali's goal was to assemble a campy, vampy, rock-and-roll dance act capable of satisfying a number of specific criteria. Vive la vaseline ! First and foremost, this group would make every effort to flaunt homosexual stereotypes in a manner both empowering and appealing to gay men around the world. In fact, this is a group composed by 6 homosexuals who like dance like big fiottes ...
The act would be lightweight, compact and portable, capable of performing in small venues like nightclubs and bars - but deliver an over-the-top sound reverberating with masculinity. The costuming, behavior and personas of each performer would overlap throughout universally accepted gay platitudes, so not even a closeted homosexual could effectively declare that this band wasn't reaching out to him.
Before this "dream team" was assembled, Morali had already secured a record deal with Casablanca Records - a studio responsible for producing a series of hits by disco queen Donna "I Will Survive" Summer. Morali hired songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead to compose librettos which gently hinted at gay themes. Putain mais chapeau si t'es en train de lire ça, t'as du courage parce que pour traduire toutes ces conneries ... Two of the initial focus group beta tunes included the following:
Le groupe est composé de Felipe Rose ( l'indien ), Glenn Hughes ( le sadomaso ), Alexander Briley ( le marin ), Victor Willis ( le policier ), Randy Jones ( le cow-boy )ainsi que David Hodo ( le chef de chantier ). A ce jour, seul Glenn est décédé depuis le 4 mars 2001.