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Looks That Kill (The Patriarchy)

Year: 1983 Song: "Looks That Kill," by Mötley Crüe As my friend Dave suggested last time around, the whole scantily-clad-ladies-in-a-wasteland thing was big in 1983. So big, in fact, that maybe it's worth asking what Suzanne Collins was watching on MTV in her formative years. "Looks That Kill" opens with some beautiful theatrical dance fighting as … Continue reading Looks That Kill (The Patriarchy)

It Ain’t a Crime to Be Good to Yourself. Or Lick Stuff.

Year: 1983 Song: "Lick It Up," by KISS The year was 1983. After 10 years, 50% new members, 10 albums, 4 awkward solo albums, and the even more awkward concept album, Music from "The Elder" (quotes around a thing that wasn't even a thing, for those of you keeping score at home), KISS made the bold move to … Continue reading It Ain’t a Crime to Be Good to Yourself. Or Lick Stuff.