|Album||My First Album|
|Year of release||1982|
The first album, 35 years old this year, by American drag queen Divine, a creation by Harris Glenn Milstead, who was closely connected to independent filmmaker John Waters. The best known film by John Waters (Hairspray from 1988) signified Divine’s mainstream breakthrough. Unfortunately, Milstead wasn’t able to enjoy his success for long, because he died on March 7th, 1988, of the consequences of an enlarged heart.
Shoot Your Shot
When I watched the video to Shoot Your Shot I became happy. I thought the clip was very funny and Divine’s looks (and the song) great.
My First Album
When I stumbled upon the album some time later I bought it and played it regularly. It’s just a great dance record.
In 1982 Divine started working together with young American composer Bobby Orlando, who wrote a couple of Hi-NRG (uptempo disco EDM) singles for Divine, among which Native Love (Step By Step), Shoot Your Shot and personal favorite Jungle Jezebel. The singles proved to be popular in discotheques, particularly in Europe, where Divine became famous.
Due to money-issues Divine sued Bobby Orlando later on, consequentially annulling his contract. He turned to Pete Waterman (of the later Stock, Aitken & Waterman) for a couple of singles, but along the way Divine focused on his film career.
- Shoot Your Shot
- Jungle Jezebel
- Native Love
- Kick Your Butt
- Alphabet Rap
- Native Love (Instrumental)
Do you know this album by Divine? What’s your opinion? Let me know!
My First Album image: vinylrip.moy.su
Shoot Your Shot Toppop image: ncmusic.ga
Hairspray premier image: baltimoresun.com