Gay For Johnny Depp
New York (USA)
Sid Jagger – Guitar, Voice
Marty Leopard – The perfect drunk
Chelsea Piers as “the hunter” – Bass, Hammond organ, Voice
A’rab Chisel – Drums, Percussion
When GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP’s debut full length, The Politics of Cruelty was released in 2007, it was received to first-class acclaim; the rare example of a hardcore band receiving positive reviews in publications such as New Music Express, Q, The Guardian and Uncut as well as heavier rock publications such as Rock Sound, Terrorizer and Kerrang!.
GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP is the perfect symbiotic melding of GG Allin, Marquis De Sade, Quentin Crisp, Jeff Stryker and The Germs, and their music clearly represents that point at which the nihilism and paranoia of the late 90s / early 00s consumer-driven milieu dissipates and gives way to post-recession, pan-international feelings of hope, change, and more sex for everyone. Rare it is that the innovators and pioneers get recognized in their own time, yet GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP is changing opinions concerning sexual politics, censorship, public indecency, international relations, gender and religious divisions and the capacity for the human ear to accept music at deafening volume levels one by one. At this rate the sky’s the limit. Maybe not even that.