Re: Treat - Coup de Grace. A though about lyrics!!!
Posted by: Don ()
Date: May 14, 2010 09:51AM

I have to echo your thoughts here. Intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics (or, at least those that don't stoop to ridiculousness) are something that I truly appreciate in an album or an artist. I'm not a prude. I like sex as much as the next person and I understand that there has always been a sexual element to rock n' roll. But, my shattered nerves, is that REALLY all some people are capable of writing about?! I mean, it's an important part of my life, but there are also all kinds of other facets to my life apart from getting laid. I have to pity those whose lives are so one-dimensional that they can only ever think about one thing. I haven't brought myself to buy the Steel Panther album. I know it's supposed to be a joke, and the lyrics are sort of comical in a crude way. I also realize that I'm probably missing out on a great album, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I may be missing out on a great album, but I figure that SP are missing out on some sales as a result of their lyrics.

I don't wind up ever playing albums with crude lyrics when my kids are around. I know that the attitude is that kids are exposed to worse every day at school and such. There may be a small element of truth to that, but that doesn't mean that I need to contribute to what they're exposed to. We teach our children that sex is a wonderful gift to be enjoyed when they get to that point in their lives. But it doesn't ever need to be all they ever think about (even during the hormonal teenage years, LOL!). I fully expect that some people will figure that I need to lighten up. But the point I'm trying to make is just that one-dimensional lyrics detract from the quality of an album or an artist. And, juding from some of the conversations that I've read on here over the past few weeks, I don't seem to be alone in my thinking.

The Treat album continues to grow on me. It's not one that's soon going to lose its appeal.

On a different note, does anyone else hear a (even slight) similarity between Robert Ernlund's voice and Mike Reno's??? They're not THAT similar, but, in the lower register, I do hear a slight similarity.
Cheers,
MooseMan

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