Monday, February 06, 2006

LET'S SPEND SOME TIME TOGETHER


Boy, we've sure come a long way since nearly 40 years when Ed Sullivan made The Rolling Stones change the lyrics to "Let's Spend the Night Together."

Thank the almighty Lord Jesus that the censors at ABC (or was it the NFL?) were diligent last night in protecting America's youth from the foul-mouthed, lech Mick Jagger, who gladly would have exposed THE CHILDREN to sexual innuendos in the songs he sang at The Super Bowl.

From the Associated Press:

In "Start Me Up," the show's editors silenced one word, a reference to a woman's sexual sway over a dead man. The lyrics for "Rough Justice" included a synonym for rooster that the network also deemed worth cutting out.
Read the whole account HERE.

Despite those artless cuts (I thought my satellite dish was messing up when the sound cut out), I thought The Stones did a fine job. I especially liked the grungy version of "Satisfaction." Unlike the AP guy, I appreciated the "ragged" quality of their performance. It seemed like real rock 'n' roll to me.

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