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Antony and the Johnsons

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U.K.-born, California-raised Antony Hegarty felt like the consummate outsider until coming face to face with the image of Boy George on the cover of the Culture Club's 1982 debut album, Kissing to Be Clever. Eight years later, Hegarty relocated to New York City and found a world more accepting of avant-garde sensibilities and a sexually ambiguous nature. An early incarnation was the cabaret ensemble Blacklips, modeled after Blue Velvet-era Isabella Rossellini and the drag queen who graced the cover of Soft Cell's 1982 single "Torch." Hegarty formed Antony and the Johnsons in 1998, and the band released its self-titled debut on David Tibet's Durtro label in 2000, followed by an appearance on the Lou Reed albums The Raven and Animal Serenade, plus a tour with Reed throughout 2003. (Hegarty also appeared in the 2000 Steve Buscemi film Animal Factory as an androgynous convict.) Antony and the Johnsons released a series of EPs in 2004, followed by the band's second full-length, the Mercury Prize-winning I Am a Bird Now, in February of 2005. Antony spent the next two years on the road, as well as appearing on Björk's Volta and in the Leonard Cohen documentary I'm Your Man before returning to the studio for the 2008 EP, Another World, which preceded 2009's full-length The Crying Light. Antony and the Johnsons' fourth studio album, Swanlights, arrived the following year. In 2011, the album's publisher, Abrams, issued a companion edition of Swanlights collected in book form, with Antony's paintings, drawings, photography, collages, song lyrics, and writings. In 2012, the band released Cut the World, a symphonic retrospective arranged and performed in collaboration with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. It featured 11 tracks from their catalog and the title cut, a new song written for Robert Wilson's stage production The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. In 2006, Hegarty collaborated with video artist Charles Atlas on a performance piece called Turning, which combined a live performance by Antony and the Johnsons with video projections created by Atlas and featuring women who had struggled with self-image and sexual identity in their lives. Atlas later made a documentary about the show, simply titled Turning, and in 2014 the film's soundtrack album was released in tandem with a DVD edition of the film. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Albums by
Antony and the Johnsons

Top Songs by
Antony and the Johnsons

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Another World
  3.   Fistful of Love
  4.   Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  5.   My Lady Story
  6.   Hope There's Someone
  7.   Twilight
  8.   Thank You for Your Love
  9.   Daylight and the Sun
  10.   Blue Angel
  11.   One Dove
  12.   The Atrocities
  13.   Cut the World
  14.   Violetta
  15.   I'm in Love
  16.   Everything Is New
  17.   You Are the Treasure
  18.   Imagine
  19.   The Crying Light
  20.   Epilepsy Is Dancing
  21.   Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground
  22.   Hope Mountain
  23.   Shake That Devil
  24.   Poorest Ear
  25.   Just One Star
  26.   Free at Last
  27.   You Are My Sister
  28.   The Lake
  29.   Hitler in My Heart
  30.   Rapture
  31.   Cripple and the Starfish
  32.   Future Feminism
  33.   The Great White Ocean
  34.   Swanlights
  35.   Salt Silver Oxygen
  36.   Ghost
  37.   My Lord My Love
  38.   Everglade
  39.   Aeon
  40.   Kiss My Name
  41.   Sing For Me
  42.   Crackagen
  43.   Forest of Love
  44.   Frankenstein
  45.   Man Is the Baby
  46.   Divine
  47.   River of Sorrow
  48.   Pressing On
  49.   Spiralling
  50.   Kissing Noone
  51.   The Spirit Was Gone
  52.   Dust and Water
  53.   Crazy in Love
  54.   Bird Guhl featuring Antony
  55.   Christina's Farm
  56.   I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy
  57.   Flétta
  58.   Paddy's Gone
  59.   Spiraling
  60.   What Can I Do?
  61.   Find the Rhythm of Your Love
  62.   Angel On Fire
  63.   Deeper Than Love
  64.   The Horror Has Gone
  65.   For Today I Am a Boy
  66.   Where is My Power
  67.   [CD-ROM Track]
  68.   Bird Gerhl
  69.   Bird Gurhl

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