Day 12 – A Song from a Band You Hate: "Talk Dirty to Me"

“Talk Dirty to Me” – Poison

them's some nice lookin' ladies!

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.

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About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on April 22, 2011, in 30 Songs, Pop Culture, Rock and Roll and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I hate Poison with the intensity of 1000 stars going supernova.

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