Taboos

(aired 9/16/11)

taboo

“Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn’t the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.” ~Henry Miller

What is actually taboo? It depends on who you ask. All the songs on this week’s playlist deal with the struggle of social & personal no-nos. These include: prostitution, teen violence, infidelity, transgender/transexual identity, racial classifications, incest & underage sex, masturbation, public displays of affection, defying parental rules, homosexuality, S&M, voodoo magic, porn, defying censorship, questioning economic classification and more.

Quite a load! I hope everyone gets offended on some level. 🙂

  1. clip: Mama Says It’s Naughty – Rose & The Maddox Brothers
  2. Lady Marmalade (Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?) – Labelle [suggested by Susan Saladoff]
  3. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People  [suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  4. Secrets – Jenny Owen Youngs [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  5. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Police [suggested by Anjali Altman, Jessica McFarland-Walton, Howie Morningstar]
  6. background: Lola – The Kinks [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  7. The Crying Game – Boy George & Culture Club [suggested by Christi Wruck]
  8. Sweet Transvestite – Rocky Horror Picture Show [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  9. The Truck Driving Song – Weird Al Yankovic [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  10. Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J [suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  11. I Touch Myself – Scala & Kolacny Brothers [general song suggested by Anjali Altman]
  12. Rock and Roll Nigger – Patti Smith [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  13. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? – The Beatles [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  14. Big Ten Inch – Bull Moose Jackson [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  15. Prison Sex – Tribute to Tool [original suggested by Hollis Shostrom]
  16. clip: Je T’aime Moi Non Plus – Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  17. Make Up – Lou Reed [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  18. Working Class Hero – John Lennon [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  19. Mama Don’t Allow It – The Ink Spots [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  20. I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry cover) –  Corin Joel [original suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  21. I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  22. clip: Sex Dwarf – Soft Cell [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  23. Spank My Booty – Lords of Acid [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  24. Venus in Furs – The Velvet Underground [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  25. He Hit Me and It Felt Like a Kiss – The Crystals [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  26. The King of Carrot Flowers, Part One – Neutral Milk Hotel [suggested by Scott Garriott]
  27. clip: Bippity Boppity Boo – Louis Armstrong [suggested by Anna Wild]
  28. Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones [suggested by Ross Kersey]
  29. The Internet Is for Porn – London Gay Men’s Chorus
  30. Lemon Incest – Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  31. I Should Be Allowed to Think – They Might Be Giants [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  32. The Sweetest Taboo – Sade [suggested by Julia Garrity]

Originally aired on KSKQ on September 16, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


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