Sunday, July 10 2016

Musical Microaggressions

What songs can never be played again in Our Sanitized Future?

  • Brown Sugar
  • China Girl
  • Only 16
  • Kung Fu Fighting
  • Knock Three Times
  • Coward Of The County
  • Young Girl

This is just off the top of my head; I’m sure there are hundreds of others banned from the public consciousness for not meeting today’s “standards”. And that’s not even considering all the songs that assume there are two genders, generally attracted to each other.

Gangsta rap is somehow immune to these bans, for much the same reason that animal-rights activists don’t go around assaulting Hells Angels for wearing leather, and slutwalks don’t take place in neighborhoods filled with “youths”.

[Update: how could I forget Running Bear and Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room?]