Personalities | Gossip | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1999–present)

It was the title track from their third album that brought Gossip and larger-than-life frontwoman Beth Ditto to the world’s attention. The three-piece dance-rock band – the other members being guitarist Brace Paine and drummer Hannah Blilie – released ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’ in 2006, which became an indie anthem. Ditto became something of an icon for her body image and aggressively promoted homosexuality.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
Personalities | David Gray | Twenty-First Century | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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