Pet Shop Boys records new song based on a gay rights speech by drag queen Panti Bliss
Pet Shop Boys
Electro outfit Pet Shop Boys have recorded a new song based
on a gay rights speech made by a drag queen, which had gone viral on YouTube.
NME.com reports that they recorded the track after drag queen Panti Bliss, real
named Rory O'Neill, gave the speech damning homophobia in Ireland at an event
held at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in February and he was praised by stars
including Stephen Fry and Madonna. The West End Girls hit makers have now made
their support clear by turning the speech into a new song called The Best Gay
Possible, featuring 10 minutes of the speech set to trance music. According to contactmusic.com, the song was
released on Saturday 8 March on the Pet Shop Boys website. It features all 10
minutes of the speech set to a trance track. Singer Neil Tennant wrote: “Check
this out” with a link to the track, which can be heard here. After the track
was unveiled O'Neil took to his Twitter.com account to voice his approval,
writing, "Pet Shop Boys made an amazing track out of my Noble Call speech.
Seriously, they did."