New York Gay Rights Disco Rock Mash-Up

By Amanda Marcotte
Saturday, June 25, 2011 12:37 EDT
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While everything was going down in the state legislature of New York, Marc just so happened to be putting the finishing touches on the mash-up below, so he thought he'd release it in celebration.

Part of the impetus behind it was that Marc and I both thought that the lyrics and the vocals to "YMCA"—which is a song about gay men escaping to New York City to find a little freedom—were actually both moving and cheeky, but it's hard to really see that because they're backed by the most unforgiveably cheesy disco imaginable.  

Solution Marc came upon: back them up with uplifting, power chord heavy stadium rock that competes with anything Queen ever did. 

So, perfect timing for a 21st century version of "YMCA".  You can download it here. Enjoy!

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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