Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" by Heart

Birthday wishes go out today to Nancy Wilson - whom dupes to the patriarchy like me might refer to as Mrs. Cameron Crowe, even despite their recent divorce - but whom rock fans will best know as the blonde half of the trailblazing rock duo Heart.

Heart's output contains much quality material, from gentle ballads to hard rock, but far and away the worst of them is this little ditty which, while it was their biggest hit, was also their last; it turns out, rock fans did not respect them in the morning. Released in March 1990 from their album Brigade, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You was written by Robert 'Mutt' Lange - whom dupes to the matriarchy like me (turns out I'm easily duped - who knew?) will know as Mr. Shania Twain, even despite their somewhat less recent divorce - and it features such an egregious display of male fantasy female behaviour that I just couldn't resist holding it up for ridicule here.

Keeping in mind the song was released in 1990, the woman in the video a) picks up a hitch-hiker on a dark, deserted road, b) takes him to a motel, and c) fucks his brains out. Nowhere in the video is there a condom (let alone pepper spray). We're expected to believe that because the guy's hot he's okay ('cause Ted Bundy was such an uggo); the lyrics are similarly icky, but I won't repeat them here because a) you can listen to them for yourself, and b) I'm trying to keep my dinner down*.

In the end, though, it's alright because she simply needed a sperm donor; the man she loves can't give her a baby, and she really wants one, so she's forced to conduct this brazen spunk mugging to get one**. This sort of thing happens all the time, apparently. Yeah, maybe in porno.

*From yesterday!
**Because then as now there are no sperm banks...
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Seumas Gagne said...

Tiny bit of coding advice:

When you make a link in a post, you might want to add the argument:


before the > that ends the start link tag

That way, the link will open in a new window, and your visitors won't be unceremoniously yanked off your blog if they want to read whatever mysterious thing you've linked to.


Seumas Gagne said...

Haven't thought over these lyrics in a long time. Does it occur to anyone else that the motel she takes the guy to was "a place I knew well." Sounds like the girl was in the business prior to landing the guy shooting blanks.

michael sean morris said...

"It was a place I knew well"

I completely blanked on that one - you're right. The man who wrote this song really hates women. Too bad Shania.

As for the coding tip, I will try again. The first time I tried it I must have put it in the wrong place, because it didn't work; I've been relying on the old "Back" button method ever since.