Song Of The Day 9/12/2016: Belle Epoque – “Miss Broadway”
“Miss Broadway” is a good deal rawer than most of the other rubberized, candy-scented disco of the era, owing to Lenton’s frenetic menthol vocals. There are also pretty unsparing lyrics about a prospective concubine sorting out her broader goals of security with the sordid realities of the disco underground. If that doesn’t sum up the subtext of disco exploitation nobody likes to discuss, I don’t know what would. Change the title to “Mr. Broadway” and this song could’ve been on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Or put Tony Manero in lip-liner and false eyelashes like he wears when his buddies aren’t watching or aware. The possibilities are endless. I quite like this song.