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Re: (TV) Ray / Marc /Ziggy
Very disappointed to hear this. I have not heard that song and, by the sound
of it, I don't want to. However I must say that if we refused to listen to
bands/artists that have ever been derogatory to women in some way, there
would not be much to listen to. Times change and, hopefully peoples
attitudes towards racism and sexism have changed for the better. I tend to
find that sort of material much more offensive in say, music from the 90s
than say, music from the 60s or 70s. That might not be right but that's
how I feel. So I don't know the Ray Davies lyrics from that song but, if
they are sexist and racist, I would hope that he is now ashamed of them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Strell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 2:41 AM
Subject: Re: (TV) Ray / Marc /Ziggy
> OK, Monica. I'll grant you "Get Back In Line." I forgot all about "Get
> In Line."
> Plus, I was, as my beloved Mott the Hoople so aptly put it, "Born Late
> and, so, much more susceptible to Beatlemania than a child of the (late)
> sixties might be. For me, they're on some exalted level above critical
> analysis. Let me put it this way -- a recent screening of the
> surround-sound Yellow Submarine movie moved me almost to tears. (I
> remember being disappointed I was too young to see them at Shea, and I
> remember watching them on Ed Sullivan.)
> Plus, let's say I'm of the ethnic persuasion to be not particularly amused
> Ray's little ditty "When I Turn Off the Living Room Light" on "Great
> Leading me to believe that our Mister Davies, though gifted, is not one of
> world's great thinkers. (Unless his intent here was to offend all women
> Jews in his audience. I could hardly imagine John Lennon being involved
> similar gaffe.)
> So on balance, if it isn't painfully obvious already, let me say that I
> (sometimes) LOVE the Kinks. (Even if I can't reconstruct the exact order
> their 60s output on a moment's notice.) But better than the Beatles?
> - Jeff
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