The Frogs "It's Only Right and Natural"
The Frogs' second album, called "It's Only Right and Natural" was released in 1989 by Homestead Records.
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The Frogs' second album, called "It's Only Right and Natural" was released in 1989 by Homestead Records. Gerard Cosloy, who was in charge of the record label, discovered some homemade tapes of the Flemion Brothers' improvised music and signed them to the label. Initially, the Flemions wanted Homestead to release their first album, but Cosloy convinced them to release a gay-themed album instead. The album was recorded on a 4-Track reel-to-reel machine in Dennis's living room and was originally made just for fun, not intended for release.
Most of the album's songs address negative stereotypes associated with homosexuality, and the lyrics are highly satirical, portraying these stereotypes in an exaggerated and absurd manner. Prior to the album's release, the Flemions started performing a gay-themed live act, with Dennis wearing a pink sailor suit, which confused some of their fans who were used to their earlier material. Despite controversy from conservative Christians, the album has become a cult classic and is popular among both the alternative elite and college fraternity members.
The album cover features a young Dennis Flemion wearing a gay pride button. "It's Only Right and Natural" was featured in the video series "Hell's Bells: The Dangers of Rock 'N' Roll". Animal Collective selected the Frogs to perform the album in its entirety at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2011.