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Michelle Shocked (born Dallas, Texas, February, 1962) is the stage name of Michelle Karen Johnston, an American singer-songwriter.

As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony walkman. Released in England as ‘The Texas Campfire Tapes’ without Shocked’s authority, its success abroad enticed Mercury Records to offer the newcomer a recording… read more

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  • Avatar for LondonLouis
    I hadn't realised that Michelle had become a controversial figure. All I can say is that her early albums were good. I'm surprised that she doesn't have anything on Spotify.
  • Avatar for Yex
    Too bad about the the religious brain damage, but damn, she has some great songs. [2] Seriously, what a huge disappointment that someone who used to put out such good music has such horrific views.
  • Avatar for zhimbo
    Haven't listened to her in a while...Too bad about the the religious brain damage, but damn, she has some great songs.
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  • Avatar for KingFahtah
    I used to think Michelle S sucked with her feminist folkisie sardonic nonsense all those years back. However I am starting to respect her now for having the guts to go against the grain and speak her mind in a country that has torn up the first amendment and speaking your truth can ruin you.
  • Avatar for miodan60
    @kakktus, don't worry, it can be treated!
  • Avatar for kakktus
    @sunheadbowed BWAHAHAHA! I totally agree! I saw "miodan60" pictures on his FB page, and he has a mean case of the gay face. LOL
  • Avatar for sunheadbowed
    It is good that a few people make such inane public statements of homophobic hatred because the backlash displays that you can't really get away with it anymore, in the same way you can't get away with racist or anti-Semitic statements. Even hiding behind the banality of the complete anachronism Book of Leviticus doesn't give you a free pass anymore. I'm sure that she is mentally ill, but that's hardly an excuse to get away with peddling public bigotry.
  • Avatar for sunheadbowed
    miodan60 is totally a heterosexual.
  • Avatar for enid_coleslaw_
    vv Dude, you're stanning for Michelle Shocked. She hasn't been relevant since the Clinton administration and only got back into the public eye because of her homophobia. Look at your life, look at your choices.

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