zav_sto wrote:
> Marco:
> New review of Joe's Menage:
> <>
> 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



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