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Brown Sugar

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jake_Taylor, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    So Vulture posted an essay on the Stones song, which I thought was worth discussing. Is this like the Redskins, in that it's something abhorrently racist that's been accepted for so long it's just been accepted until people really started to think about it? Or maybe there are artistic merits to the lyrics? Is it a sexist and racist song or as song about sexism and racism?

    Let's Revisit the Rolling Stones' “Brown Sugar” -- Vulture
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It's like "Sex Type Thing" by the Stone Temple Pilots or "Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen. It's sung by a character.

    There. That took two sentences.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If it was about hobbits and warlocks, there would be a 30-page thread here about how amazing it is. #Zep
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  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Like the frat boys song!
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    That always would have been my take before reading the article and finding out Jagger and Richards have done things to tone it down and semi apologize or say they didn't put any thought into it.

    Maybe a better question is does the song offend anybody here and if so why?
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Isn't it also a double entendre for a kind of heroin? I've heard that.
  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Yes, let's ruin everything we used to enjoy by overanalyzing it.
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Recall a quote from way back from Keith when someone asked him why they named the song Brown Sugar.

    His response was along the lines of that they couldn't get it away with calling it Black Pussy.

    Mr. Richards, a man far ahead of his time.
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  9. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Ragu just destroyed all his Stones records. #bigots
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  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I've heard that song probably three million times and I still can't decipher most of the lyrics.

    Sounds great, though.
  11. Starbury

    Starbury New Member

    Wait till the author hears the line from Some Girls :
    "Black girls just wanna get fucked all night
    I just don't have that much jam"

    or The Harlem Shuffle lyrics:
    Now take it kinda slow
    With a whole lot of soul
    Don't move it too fast
    Just make it last

    You scratch just like a monkey
    Yeah you do real cool
    You slide it to the limbo
    Yeah how low can you go?
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Indiana Family Faith Council wants to outlaw Afternoon Delight.

    While the sun is still out? Disgusting.
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