Pete Burns -- Part 2

Don't forget ...tomorrow night (Tues 21st) at the Maritime Hotel 7pm (16th St/9th)FREE... Ian McCulloch (echo & the bunnymen) and Pete Wylie (Wah! - www.petewylie.co.uk) both perform and or DJ.. Ian an Pete were in the original band with Julian Cope AND Pete Burns called The crutial three... Wylie will tell you all about it ! Some great stories ....
Pete has completed vocals for an upcoming Pet Shop Boys track called "Jack and Jill Party" it is going to be a hard edged electro track, and the second release on the Pet Shop Boys new label.

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[This message was edited by Zazoo and Satori on 03-19-04 at 09:44 AM.]
I heard they offered that spot to (Boy) George first.... as always Pete gets Georges sloppy seconds LOL

That show looks fab!! Michael Barrymore is also on ...he's an ex-Tv Game show host whose marriage ended when one of his coked up rent boys was found dead in the family swimming pool! An then theres also Dennis Rodman!! I would love to watch that show.... bugger American TV is shite
Oh my... The Message Boards Are all lit up with topics like:

1. Do you think that Pete Burns looks like Annalise from Neighbours...(I'm a celebrity.)

2. HAHAHA Pete doesnt give a shite about anyone!

3. GO PETE GO!!!!!

4. PETES LEGS PUTING ME OFF MY SUPPER N LIPS

5. pete straight or gay? (Oh come on what are they thinking)

6. PETE reminds me of ...

7. Pete is wearing a real Gorilla fur coat

8. Pete would make an ace drag queen!

9. what is pete burns?????

10. Pete Burns to WIN! (huh?)

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Satori
I heard on the radio that the government have said Pete could face jail over the gorilla coat when he leaves the Big Brother house. Seems strange that charges would wait til after the show finishes as if the Big Brother house is exempt from British law - it really does seem to be a bubble.

Not sure if it is his own or the origin of it but this is Pete's best line in the house so far (in reference to Jodi marsh), "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, and you can lead a whore to culture but you can't make it think."
I've heard that if he can prove it is an antique (as he claims it is) he can't be charged... Jojo was going to use one for the Marilyn Monroe doll he was working on. He may want to reconsider Smile

Also, I've heard that Pete and Lynn are now legally divorced but are still friends (apparently she's also a blonde now???) And Pete has a new beau... an Italian, who was the one who bought him the coat in question.

Also, Pete is telling the story about how his lips went all wrong after a specific kind of solution was injected, and he's had to have major reconstructive surgery to fix all the issues he's had. He's lost his house, and had to sell his whole back catalogue to pay for it...


Satori
GREAT Article!
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Inside the bizarre world of Pete Burns -- Jan 9 2006
PADDY SHENNAN on the weird and wonderful life of Big Brother's Scouse celebrity
Paddy Shennan, Liverpool Echo

ONCE seen never forgotten, Pete Burns used to walk around Liverpool wearing
outrageous black PVC outfits, black contact lenses - and human bones in his hair.

"Nobody was as wild as me. Some people used to laugh, but I knew one day I would
show them all."

This was the Dead or Alive frontman, now 46, talking to the ECHO long after he'd
shown them all by storming to the top of the charts with You Spin Me Round (Like A
Record).

And now the man of his word is showing them all over again, this time in the
Celebrity Big Brother house.

Move over Michael Barrymore, the real drama queen's in town.

"He caused a sensation in Liverpool because he was the ultimate head-turner,"
recalls Geoff Davies, who employed him behind the counter at Probe Records in Button
Street - where Pete staged a party to celebrate getting to No. 1 in spring 1985.

Geoff adds: "The nearest I ever got to being involved in a fight was when I stopped
some fella beating him up in the shop because he took exception to his appearance."

It has previously been suggested that Geoff employed him because he knew he would be
bound to attract more customers, but he says: "I never looked at it like that. I
just thought things were always lively and fun when Pete was around. He was great
company; so funny and so bitchy.

"He must have worked for Probe for about two years - and I also rented out part of
the shop to Pete and his girlfriend, Lynne, whom he later married (they wed in 1980
but recently divorced), where they sold weird clothes, including a lot of PVC."

Just a few yards away from Probe was Eric's in Mathew Street. A Cavern for the
1970s, it was the focal point of the Liverpool punk and new wave scene between 1976
and 1980.

It was a place where Pete and Lynne held court - and the place where Roger Eagle,
who ran the venue with Pete Fulwell and Ken Testi, told Pete he would no longer be
allowed entry unless he formed a band.

Pete Wylie, who, together with Julian Cope, played in that first Pete Burns band -
the Mystery Girls - is another fan of the man. He says: "I remember seeing the Sex
Pistols at Eric's. Nobody had ever seen anything like the Pistols and I'd never seen
anybody like Pete - I had a camera with me that night and took one photograph of the
Sex Pistols and three of Pete Burns.

"He wore black PVC and his head looked like someone had melted a load of black vinyl
down into a kind of space quiff. Pete Fulwell said that when The Clash played Eric's
the whole audience moved forward, but when the Mystery Girls played Eric's with Pete
singing the whole audience moved back."

But Pete, he adds, didn't just have the look, he had the mouth - and the guts.

"He was the funniest bitch you could ever meet. And although walking around
Liverpool looking like he did took a lot of bottle, he didn't take any s**t off
anyone - he would never back down. His mouth could get him into trouble but it could
also get him out of it.

"And he's also quite a big guy, so it was a brave person who took him on.

Johnny Rotten made I'm A Celebrity watchable when he was on that show - I think Pete
Burns will do the same with Celebrity Big Brother. It certainly won't be boring."

Liverpool-born music writer Paul Du Noyer famously said of Pete: "You could have
thrown a hand-grenade into the middle of Church Street and caused less reaction.
He's a born entertainer."

Pete, himself, told the ECHO: "I think I must have been a bit crazy in those days. I
mean I did look pretty odd, but the thing I loved was when I used to get the train
from Port Sunlight into Liverpool and nobody said anything, even though I must have
looked like something that stepped out of the taxidermist."

But his sense of adventure was in evidence years earlier - at the tender age of
seven he insisted on wearing a Red Indian head-dress at school.

He said: "I think my parents knew they were in trouble when I wouldn't go to school
without my head-dress and my mother used to have to come to the yard and set up a
wigwam so I could go in there at break time.

"I suppose I've always felt I've been in some kind of spotlight because of my
appearance. But I came out of the punk era and I don't understand people who make a
spectacle of themselves and are apologetic about it. I just do not apologise for
being a freaky-looking person.

"I think being flamboyant is very like a drug, though. I can take a dose of
flamboyancy that would kill most beginners and that shocks a lot of people. But I've
never done it to try and be provocative, I've done it because I know no other way to
be."

After hitting the top, Pete stressed: "I didn't abandon Liverpool. I stayed as long
as I could, but in this business you have to come to London because you have to be
on call for things like studios or just management decisions and I make sure I'm
here so I can keep control."

Though it's true he didn't enjoy some of the reaction he provoked here: "It
definitely wasn't safe for me to live there because the city, at that time, about
1982, became potentially very violent towards unusual looking people.

"But I do accept that at that time, anywhere I went in the world, it was likely to
be that way.

"If you make yourself stand out and you're very conspicuous, human nature's first
instinct is probably to attack, criticise or abuse you.

"Liverpool was great and everything was exciting but gradually the attitude towards
freaky people became very nasty.

"The initial impact of having an outstanding appearance is that people are too
shocked to say anything, but when they see you on a regular basis the shock wears
off and turns to confusion, then the next step is aggression. Eventually they just
thought 'He's a w****r, let's throw a bottle at him'."

Of his cosmetic surgery career, he told us two years ago, when he was promoting the
Here And Now Tour, which also included Kool & The Gang and T'Pau: "I don't think I'm
going to end up like Michael Jackson, I haven't had anywhere near as many things
done as people think.

"If you buy your own house and live there for a couple of years, eventually you're
going to knock down a wall or paint it a different colour. I'm just re-decorating."

* For more information on all things Pete, go to http://www.deadoralive.net

A total superstar

PETE Burns is a man with a plan - a game plan to win Celebrity Big Brother.

"He's got a genius plot - it's a big plan," a close friend told the ECHO.

Adding to the mystery, he added: "You would not believe what he's been through in
the past two years. He's been through a couple of years of s**t and he will talk
about this in the house.

"I'm so proud of him; he's the bravest soul in the world."

The plot thickens. On the programme's launch night, Pete revealed that, four years
ago, he began to suffer major problems after his lips were injected with a
particular solution.

"I just wanted to die," he said.

He went on to explain that the reconstructive surgery he subsequently paid for cost
him his house and his 30-year back catalogue of songs.

Davina McCall later said Pete had spent the last 18 months undergoingreconstructive
surgery - but is there something else Pete is waiting to tell us?

I think we'd better stay tuned.

His close friend also told the ECHO: "Pete's one of the most intelligent, well-read
people I have ever known. He is also the most genuine, talented person; an absolute
pioneering visionary.

"He's the sort of person who someone like Johnny Rotten would come up and say 'Hi'
to while ignoring everyone else in the room. He's exclusive, elusive and aloof - a
total superstar.

"I think he'll win the show. He'll certainly do Liverpool proud."

And the friend describes Pete and Lynne Burns, despite their divorce, as being like
"peas in a pod" adding: "They are soulmates - and two fantastic people."
The mad thing about Probe records is that around that same time Budgie from the Banshees was also workng there....next door was the hairsalon Extreems where A flock of Seagulls all worked... and down two more shops was the Vintage Clothes store Aunt Twackys where Paul Rutherford from Frankie Goes to Hollywood worked. Which was of course accross the street from OMD's studio. This was also the time that Courtney Love used to hang out 'stalking' Julian Cope.
Pete 'stole' allot of that early image from influence from an ole mate o mine Kris Guidio who was friends with Bryan (Cramps) Gregory. Kris was one of the few people in Liverpool who had been to American (back early 80's that was 'something' to have been to The State) and he'd come back with all these human bones and dog black contact lense. Kris was a real talented artist an a real deviant who greatly influenced Pete. Then Pete (funded by his wealthy parents) would take trips to London and buy up the whole Westwood Pirate collection etc.
He also used to take these 'tanning' tablets which were popular then which made him bright orange!

Liverpool was a magical small town then....still is!!
What a nut!
Ya' gotta love him.

I remember he wanted (Dead or Alive) to play at Jackie 60 (for free). I thought that would be fun. Then he demanded that I paint the ENTIRE club white for the night (or maybe it was just the stage, I forget). Anyway, that was way too much work and I had to decline.
They were there every night anyway putting on shows.
Anna Nicole, most of the people I've spoken to are young girls who think Pete is a bully for picking on the other girls in the house and they are all around appalled by George(is that the older comedien?). Apparently Pete said he was bored and it relieved his boredom to attack Traci, etc.Not to sound catty, but if I was stuck in a house with those people...I'd be getting insane. I think I'd pull a Bez and try to escape for me weed to cope. The girls watching the show have started calling Chantelle "Chavtelle" now and want to see her go.

In other news...from Contactmusic.com


Gay icons SCISSOR SISTERS are planning to record a song with former DEAD OR ALIVE frontman PETE BURNS.

Singer JAKE SHEARS is good friends with YOU SPIN ME ROUND star Burns, and the hitmakers can't wait to get in the studio with the cross-dressing English rocker.

Burns' manager STEVE COY says, "Jake and him get on really well, I'm sure the song will be very interesting."

21/01/2006 13:57
Our friend Daniel (aka Unempty) somehow got a hold of week 1 and got it to us as avi files...

We watched the first episode last night... OMG. The images they flashed of Pete's lips after bad injections gave me nightmares.

They showed his lips oooozeing this yellow stuff from three holes and then some pictures from the side that looked like a duck exposed to radiation and a zombie virus...Next came a series of images showing how they had to go in to cut his upper lip and then sew it back together.

All of this was cut in with an interview set to Ms. Manson's "Tainted Love."
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Anna, Michael's intro was HYSTERICAL. I've got to get you a copy just so you can see that. What was REALLY annoying about Michael was that he spent no less than 20 minutes walking through the screaming crowd waving and crying before he got into the house Smile

More as we watch!

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S
Oh i soooooooo wanna watch this....
I digress STEVE COY is his Manager!!! Steve was his boyfriend for years!!! and now manages him I would love to be a fly on the wall for those bitchy moments.
Pete even without the boredom on living there would be a bitchy cunt, thats just who he is... never a happy camper unless he's breaking someone else down, its just who he is.
U ever wonder what those lips will look like when he's 70yrs old. This is my thought on plastic surgery ... its all funny now but just imagine an ole peoples home with all this augmentation its gonna look just mental!! LOL
Well...

Looks like he got the last laugh:

EXCLUSIVE: ACID PETE OFFERED TV TALK SHOWS
EXCLUSIVE CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER
By Nicola Methven

PETE Burns has been offered his own chat shows in the
UK and America on the back of his acid-tongued
performance on Celebrity Big Brother.

The Dead or Alive star is keen to work in television
and will be carefully considering the offers.

His spokesman said: "People either love Pete or loathe
him. But they are all forced to admit that there's
never a dull moment when he's around.

"This show was ideal for him because he's been able to
show off his intellect, which is towering above
everyone else's.

"He's very good at starting rows by planting a few
seeds and then standing back and watching it all go
off around him."

The spokesman added: "He'd be a brilliant chatshow
host - as long as his guests were able to get a word
in edgeways."

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