Day 12 – A Song from a Band You Hate: "Talk Dirty to Me"
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“Talk Dirty to Me” – Poison
No one hates 80’s hair metal with more ferocity than I. The guitars were too pointy, the licks too fast, the spandex too, well, spandexy. I still find it quite difficult to muster up even a modicum of nostalgia for the likes of Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Dokken, or place name of random hirstute rockers here. All that being said, none provoke my ire like Poison: they were pretty, their songs were $hitty, and their awful video was all over MTV. And here it is again. Yuck! But at least “Talk Dirty” has a little bit of New York Dolls skank dust on it — if only a little bit — unlike the cringe-inducing horror of “Every Rose …” (I will not complete the title, and you can’t make me). Never shall that song damage the calm of this blog.