I was born in the 70s. Do you know the difference between radio in the 70s and radio today? There was usually no censorship needed. But instead of harping on the overuse of profanity in popular music today, I just wanted to focus on one thing specifically...LOVE SONGS!
Let me start by restating the fact that I'm a grown ass woman! I can be freaky just like anybody else and guess what? I don't have to sneak to do it either...even though sometimes that could be fun too...j/s...Lawd I'm off track. When I was young, just a bad little kid...(Oops, "Little Shop of Horror" moment) Back in the day, I loved looking at the album covers while listening to the music my parents played. Love songs where back then evoked emotions I couldn't understand, but enjoyed feeling over and over. I guess you can say I fell in love with the idea of love early. Now there was songs I wasn't "allowed" to hear because of moaning and groaning, but there wasn't any cursing in it. The nastiest songs I remember were Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up and The Chakachas - Jungle Fever
Actually, I found out MUCH later in life that "Jungle Fever" was banned on a few radio stations, but could you imagine the Program Directors back then listening to Fat Joe feat. Chris Brown - Another Round? Which, by the way, pissed me off cause I love me some Troop! The point is, if you want to convince me to get naked, risk getting an STD or pregnant, you could AT LEAST refrain from calling me a Bell Itching To Catch Hell! I don't care if I'm the baddest one in your book! Where is LOVE?!? Did it die in the 90s?
Hollaback and Keep Rising. Deuces & Smooches