One of the things the Electric Six do better than most anyone is subvert catchy, macho mainstream rock tunes with a deranged sexual panic that highlights the paranoia and insecurity at the heart of typical dudeness.
I don’t understand. This just strikes me as ridiculous.
Like, do people actually sit and listen to stuff like this and feel happy about it? Do they play this song while they’re driving and does it make them smile, or remind them of a different time in their life? Because, that’s what I do when I’m listening to music. If I put on an R Kelly song, I’m not smiling at his incisively witty deconstruction of someone else’s songwriting style. He’s singing about fucking, and I’m listening to it and smiling because it’s cool and shit.
I’m just marveling at the idea that someone could have the entire rationale above, all those paragraphs, in their head as the reason they like this song. I can only understand enjoying music as something much more immediate than that. The idea of listening to this and thinking it’s good because it’s super ironic about how dudely dudes write dude songs… just mystifies me.
Like, what?! If dude songs are dumb, then stop listening to dude songs, ya jagoff!
Also, all those paragraphs above do not excuse the lyric “I’m just your boyfriend, a fuck solution until the world ends.” That is just… holy shit that is an awful lyric. And don’t tell me about irony, that is just a shitty pile of shitty words and it’s bad and the person who wrote that should feel bad.
A fuck solution until the world ends. Jesus Christ.