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Yes, Pete Burns is still technically a man, but I wouldn't blame you for thinking otherwise. In fact, if you knew him back in the 1980s as the lead singer for Dead Or Alive, you might not even recognize him now. He always WAS flamboyant and a bit of a diva, but after he became addicted to plastic surgery, the freak-factor really started to climb! Just LOOK at those lips!
The last several Dead Or Alive albums have seen band members come and go, but Pete has been the one common thread holding the act together. However, in my opinion, nothing they've done since the album 'Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know' has been any good. And that's probably because they did not retain the same fun, edgy, slightly goth dance vibe that drew them so much attention and success in the '80s. I know that it's usually better for bands to change or evolve, instead of just continuing to crank out the same sort of material and stagnating... But that applies to the artists who take it seriously, and I think we all know that Dead Or Alive was always pretty much disposable. Plus, it would seem that the ONLY thing Pete has ever taken seriously is his appearance!
See, he's not a woman...
Those are man breasts, baby!
I have to say that 'Youthquake' will always be my favorite Dead Or Alive album, and I certainly think that Pete's dark, and almost spooky look during that time was the best. Here, take a look at the album cover, below.
different than anything else at the time.
And Pete had great hair!
It's like a lion's mane, and I soooo
wished that MY hair would do that!
Now, I get to be the spooky one and show you something REALLY scary. As perhaps a modern-day cautionary tale, Pete details his truly horrific experience with cosmetic lip surgery gone WAY wrong in his autobiography, 'Freak Unique'. Take a look, below, for just a sampling of what he went through.
WARNING: The following images most assuredly will disturb you and/or make you sick to your stomach. View at your own discretion!
You KNOW that's gotta hurt!
It almost looks like how people used
to stitch a dead person's mouth
closed for burial...
It got so bad that his lips were actually
oozing pus! Now, tell me, is ANYTHING
worth going through this?!
Now, you'd never know that those
plump, voluptuous "mouth pillows"
weren't natural... Yeah, RIGHT!
Here's the book.
Not only does Pete talk about all
of the plastic surgery, he also shares
an intimate behind-the-scenes look
at his life as a pop star.
Tommy was a big Dead Or Alive fan
too, so we're planning to read it
out loud to each other, and giggle a lot!
Well, that about covers it. For a general overview of a man who would become a lady-like man, anyway. Have a great weekend, everybody! And try NOT to think of those scary lip photos the next time you go to kiss your honey...