Tuesday, September 16, 2014

America’s Drag Sweetheart Jinkx Monsoon and Legendary Fred Schneider (B-52s) Show Us “The Bacon Shake”

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Watch Video for “The Bacon Shake” Here
 
It’s the video you’ve all been waiting for. A frolicking romp echoing back to vaudeville’s debauchery, we join Jinkx Monsoon, Fred Schneider, and company for “The Bacon Shake” on BuzzFeed. Schneider explains to Out.com his desire to work with Jinkx, “They go back to another era and different styles of music, which is really refreshing."

Inspired by Bette Midler’s The Divine Miss M, The Inevitable Album features Schneider who wrote one of the original songs for the album, who Jinkx and Major Scales both refer to as “a personal hero.” “The album also has many send ups to my favorite influences,” notes Jinkx, name-checking Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Marlene Dietrich, Cole Porter, burlesque and cabaret performance, and of course vodka on the rocks. “We concocted an album that is a cohesive mixture of classic and contemporary.”

Jerick Hoffer, aka Jinkx Monsoon, is a Portland-born entertainer who started his career in the Seattle theater (Spring AwakeningRENT, and the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch by the Seattle Theatre Group) before landing a winning run on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since then, Hoffer has performed as Jinkx Monsoon for adoring fans across the country and around the world; co-starred with Richard Andriessen (aka Major Scales) in a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run and Australia fringe festival tour of the original cabaret comedy, The Vaudevillians; performed as Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray in Concert (5th Avenue Theatre); and co-starred with Peaches Christ in the much-buzzed-about Return to Grey Gardens.

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