Thursday, January 24, 2013


Billy Idol's Rock the Cradle of Love:

Kick ass rock song or anthem for pedophilia?



  1. Funny story: My best friend and I were pretty young when that song hit the airwaves and MTV. My younger brother would play video games in her room while we watched TV downstairs and when this song would come on it was like this major "Make sure Jason doesn't know we're watching this because he'll tell on us" thing. Dirty, dirty stuff for a kid.

    Anyway, I had never actually paid attention to the lyrics. Until you just made me look them up. Whoa.

  2. I used to have Billy Idol's hair. Seriously. It was actually more like 80's Annie Lennox, but hairstyles back then, if you were punk, were interchangeable. I thank the heavens above I had enough sense not to go totally radical, as in Flock of Seagulls radical.

    Rock the Cradle of Love. I'd never thought about it before, so I looked up the lyrics. Man, those are some bad lyrics. I'm guessing Billy-Idol-on-heroin wrote that one. "This love starts my rollin' train." Wow. Either that or a 12-year-old boy.

    I think the 80's must have been the decade of pedophile songs since we had the even more flagrant, "Into The Night" by Benny Mardones who was a creepy 40-something when he wrote it. It begins with, "She's just 16 years old, leave her alone, they say. Separated by fools who don't know what love is yet. But I want you to know, if I could fly, I'd pick you up, I'd take you into the night and show you a love that you've never seen, ever seen." I bet you would, Benny, I bet you would.


    1. We had a friend you used to go see Benny the Boner (as we called him) live all the time. We could never figure that out. Perv-a-go-go.

  3. Well I'm pretty effed up, and on top of that in high school I was constantly trying to land myself a teacher. No lie. Never happened though (much to my - still to this day- bitter disappointment). So not only do I find the lyrics completely hot but the video? OHMYGOD. Before you hate me, keep in mind, I'm not a mother, with particular attention to the fact that I'm not the mother of a young teenage girl.


  4. That is really bizarre, Suni. I never thought about it...

  5. Why must these be mutually exclusive?

  6. Kick ass rock song...hands down...(saying it with my wine glass in the air and fist pumps) :D

  7. Erm, anyone else concerned about the "burning" bits? Can't say I've ever read the lyrics before today. Pretty pervy. Still doesn't quell my teen desire to be one of the leatherette babes in the Eyes Without a Face" video, which is kinda messed up, so who am I to judge, right?


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