Canadian music’s most notorious anti-diva, Carole Pope, is back with a new CD and playing live and unplugged at Vancouver’s Media Club on Thursday, May 17.
Pope recently talked with Lucas Silveira of The Cliks about her new album, Landfall, sexy women and her 1981 hit song “High School Confidential.” The song, with its lyrics about a lesbian crush, launched Pope into stardom and onto the top 40 charts.
“I just threw it out there, and a lot of straight people didn’t get it,” she says. “They were just, ‘I like that song.’”
Special thanks to Toronto’s Flying Beaver Pubaret for allowing Xtra to shoot performance footage for the video piece below. For advance tickets to Pope’s Vancouver show at the Media Club go to Little Sister’s or Highlife Records.