While most of the men in our list of the Top 10 Songs About Crossdressers wear women’s clothing by choice, the poor lad in the Who’s song is dressed that way by his mother, who wanted another girl (like three isn’t enough? Still, he sure does seem to spend a lot of time putting pins in his hair, painting his nails and trying on wigs. 4 on our list of the Top 10 Songs About Crossdressers), the Kinks’ ‘Lola’ is about an accidental hookup between straight guy and crossdressing guy.
But unlike in the Zep song, ‘Lola”s narrator doesn’t seem to care about the mix-up.
‘Rebel Rebel’ quickly became an anthem for glam rock, a genre best known for sparkly guitar riffs and its, duh, androgynous fans.
Which is something you definitely cannot say about the 20-minute, seven-movement title track that pushes prog into classical territory and then back again.
It doesn’t matter if you refer to them as crossdressers or transvestites.