Monday, April 1, 2019

Oldie Songs for Making Out

The  1960's -- a distant era -- was a fertile period for songwriting. There was a plethora of genres that emerged during that time; folk rock, soft rock, and some songs with vile lyrics referred to as 'bubblegum music.' No, my friends, no link here. You're going to have to go that lonesome road by yourself.

By the mid-1960's, music lyrics became more lurid (or suggestive, to use the time-honored euphemism.) Anyway, here are two by Lou Christie (b. 1943) that further that theme.

1.  Oh my ever-lasting Gawd!* Here's Lightning Strikes, which implies that males willingly give into temptation when it come to lips begging to be kissed:

Okay, the message is clear: Don't sweat your b.f. being untrue if temptation crosses his path or if he seeks other opportunities. 

2.  Riding on the crest of Lightning Strikes, Lou Christie launched Phapsody in the Rain. Here he is performing it at a later date:

Originally, the lyrics included:

Baby, the raindrops play for me
Our lovely rhapsody, 'cause on our first date
We were makin' out in the rain.
And in this car, our love went much too far
It was exciting as thunder
Tonight I wonder, where you are?
MGM insisted on a re-recorded version that toned down the lyrical content. Corporate prudes! The third and fourth lines were changed to:
We fell in love in the rain
And in this car, love came like a falling star

I think you might get the idea. Anyway, I thought you would enjoy this excursion into old-time make-out music.**

*I figure this one is worth three Hail Marys. And I don't mean a distant shot from behind the half court line.

**I turned in my V-card at 18; and am a mom now.


Mike said...

Never heard the second song. The first one is a blast from the past that I haven't heard in a looong time.

What do you mean you're a mom now?

Cloudia said...

GREAT to see YOU! How ARE YOU???!!!

Duckbutt said...

I remember those. He had a brief heyday.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Lightning Strikes made the lineup of the local oldie station on occasion.

Good to see you posting again.

John A Hill said...

Congrats on the mom gig!
So good to hear from you again.

Birgit said...

I know the first song but not the second. Yeah, the moral code, hays office etc...always made sure things were chaste....stupidity ruled

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

His falsetto was a bad idea.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Cloudia - I'm fine; but have a lot to deal with.

Thanks, John and Elvis.

Mike, yes! Full time.

I'll post on a now and then basis.

Cherdo said...

Mom? How awesome is that!

John A Hill said...

It's a couple of days later and I'm checking back to see if there was an "April Fools!" comment from you, Angel.

I wasn't sure, and the timing for a return post left me a little suspicious.

Mike said...