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5 Gay Porn Stars Who Use Their Mouths for Other Things (Like Singing)

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MITCH BRANSON
Porn Career Began: 2007, with RandyBlue.com
Music Career Began: 2006
Best Album: Groove Compass
Best Film: Colt’s Hawai’i (2007). Mitch humps ex-Marine Gage Weston in a scenic infinity pool.

You gotta respect a porn star who mixes his own music for a policeman strip routine. Mitch Branson went to school just to learn digital audio design, but he ended up learning a far more valuable lesson — not to sing on his album. Many porn stars have fallen prey to the lure of hearing their own voice, but Mitch’s silence is a saving grace of an otherwise unremarkable debut.

Groove Compass is marketed as “perfect for playing in the background at a party, while driving, or in your store.” Yes, if your party’s at a bathhouse, if you’re driving to an Indian buffet, or if your store sells Wiccan supplies. But play his world music anywhere else and risk discrediting yourself as an appreciator of “good music.” However, if Middle-Eastern witch orgies are your thing, you might appreciate the sampler from his upcoming album Darkness of Pleasure. Listening to it is like ingesting bad acid in a leather bar—the wobbly synths, operatic samples, and repeated tempo changes will most likely leave you confused and grinding your teeth.