zav_sto wrote: > > > Marco: > New review of Joe's Menage: > http://www.weirdomusic.com/reviews/zappajoesmenage.htm > <http://www.weirdomusic.com/reviews/zappajoesmenage.htm> > > Bri: > Excellent review, Marco. The good and the bad of FZ's music, but put > more eloquently than I ever could.
A little heavy on the negative for my taste and I don't really agree with much of it, but that's just me and I'm not going to bash the reviewer for his opinions. THAT HAVING BEEN SAID, one thought the review raised in my mind, though, is the annoying idea that "Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?" should be interpreted as "misogynist". I never felt the song is beating up on the female character. If anything, it's about two stupid, vapid people. You know, in the song, "he called her a slut, a pig and a whore, a bitch and a cunt", but is the song stating that she *is* those things? Is the male character portrayed as a totally with-it and right-on guy for calling the girl nasty names just because she won't smooch him? Me thinks not. As for "trite", I'm not so sure.. FZ's presentation of these assholes on the swinging singles scene isn't exactly reminiscent of any other songwriters' take on the subject, is it? "Backlash against women's liberation", my Aunt Fanny. I don't see how a song like "Honey" is even meant to connect with the subject, let alone vilify it. I don't totally understand the reviewer's bafflement over the nature of "Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy", nor the idea that it was supposed to be perceived as satire. I think it's more "documentary" (in the adjective rather than noun sense) than anything and there's really no comment made in the song, even implicitly, about people who enjoy this type of behavior. You might think "Dinah-Moe Humm" is a pretty stupid song, too, but I think the same thing applies to it. In both cases, FZ claimed the songs were written from either experience or something he observed or was told about. My $0.02 --Milhouse ------------------------------------ For further Z-related fun, please visit http://www.thebignote.com or http://www.killuglyradio.com , thank you.Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zappa-List/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zappa-List/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:zappa-list-dig...@yahoogroups.com mailto:zappa-list-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zappa-list-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/