Dom Fox, the punk rocker originally from Long Island who fronts Bad Luck, is a straight guy but he kicks ass for the gay cause with his song "Grow Up" which opens with the question "Did someone here just really call me faggot again?" Fox takes pity on the bully, and bangs out "Unfortunate but the real joke is on you / You ate the crap, your parents read, in pews at Sunday school." And then in case the homophobic bully missed the point, Fox powerfully wails "Cause he could get with him / Just like she could get with her / There are plenty in betweens."
As marginalized outcasts rockers long have sympathized with the gay plight. John Lennon's 1964 song "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" was about his gay friend and Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and Kurt Cobain famously declared in "All Apologies" that "everyone is gay." Many rockers grew up as perceived misfits, and no doubt many of them with their long hair, rebellious dress or nonconformist attitude were tagged as "faggots" regardless of their sexual orientation.
Dom Fox said in a recent interview that he was bullied growing up but the rock gods have blessed him with a powerful voice which now is fighting back for the underdog. The kickass song "I'm The Lion, You're Dead" takes aim at the peer-paralyzed conformists who are unable to break free from the herd's control: "Cause the sad sick truth / Is the politics in your quote friends unquote group / Decide what lives and dies."
Both "Grow Up" and "I'm The Lion, You're Dead" are off the band's October 2015 EP Noise In Your Head, and in reviewing the album John Hill from Noisey described it as "resonant, exciting music from punky jams to acoustic goodness." These guys are amazing, and Bad Luck is our good fortune.
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