People having opinions about “Visual Kei” must have forgotten about the 70´s-80´s “Glam Rock, New Romance” and “New Wave” when the hairspray formed into a thick fog and mascara had a tendency to “disappear” from moms or girlfriends.
The 80´s “Sleeze Rock” also had its share of it.
Adam Ant (above) was/is my favorite!
David Bowie, Marc Bolan (T-Rex) and Hanoi Rocks, Mötley Crue….
Bands like Malice Mizer and Seremedy (below) are merely following a tradition as old as rock itself.
As a matter of fact, androgyny was even part of the 1920´s jazz scene……..so if it upsets you…..????