Jobriath (album)

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Jobriath
Jobriath album cover.jpg
Studio album by Jobriath
Released 1973
Genre Glam rock
Label Elektra Records
Producer Jobriath, Edwin H. Kramer
Jobriath chronology
Jobriath
(1973)
Creatures of the Street
(1974)Creatures of the Street1974

Jobriath is the first album by the American glam rock artist Jobriath and was released in 1973. The musical style of the album suggests a cross between Hunky Dory-era Bowie, Elton John's early 1970s albums and some decidedly Jaggeresque vocals. Lyrically the album combines science fiction imagery, sexual themes and tributes to female movie icons. The daring (for 1973) opening track, "Take Me I'm Yours" is an overtly S&M fantasy ...take it out on me baby, I'm ready, for your troubles I'm expedient, you're the master, come on faster, to your nature I'm obedient...

Other highlights include the glamour praising, "I'maman" and the risque closing track, "Blow Away": ...and all the pretty boys lay in the passage of every song that etched its way from out my bleeding heart....blow blow blow away, blow blow blow away...its very gay to blow away

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jobriath

  1. "Take Me I'm Yours" (4:14)
  2. "Be Still" (3:40)
  3. "World Without End" (3:43)
  4. "Space Clown" (2:37)
  5. "Earthling" (3:53)
  6. "Movie Queen" (1:50)
  7. "I'maman" (3:35)
  8. "Inside" (3:52)
  9. "Morning Starship" (3:30)
  10. "Rock of Ages" (2:21)
  11. "Blow Away" (4:59)

Personnel[edit]

  • Jobriath
  • Billy Schwartz
  • Steve Love
  • John Syomis
  • Andy Munson
  • Ken Bichel
  • Peter Frampton
  • Carl Hall
  • Tasha Thomas
  • Rhetta Hughes
  • Heather Macrae
  • Zenobia
  • Peggy Nestor
  • Gerhard