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CONTROVERSY 101: RAUNCH AND BLASPHEMY


COMMENTARY

This is really three albums in one, with three categories: a) raunch b) political blasphemy c) religious blasphemy. And while raunch is fairly identifiable, blasphemy is totally in the eye of the beholder. I'm fairly certain that right-wing fundamentalists will find most of the material offensive, whereas rational curmudgeons might be less disposed to palpitations.

Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), there are very few subjects that can arouse a proper snit. Two of these subjects are race and religion, and so I have endeavored to introduce a sampling of each, on the off chance that I can provide something to offend everyone. (I'm assuming that sex and four-letter-words have lost the power to shock - or even raise an eyebrow).

For the lowdown on the lowdown songs, I refer you to the SONG LIST (click on the link at the top of this page). Pedestrian songs that are fully explained by the title are designated with a “Yep”. And I am proud to thank the following for their contributions:

Becca Leathers – Voice: Songbird
Freddie Gotfredson – CD Design & Webmaster
KT Simon – Cover Photo
Marilyn Hand – Voice: Obama?
Matthew Zimmermann – Percussion (including the bongos on #12) & Sound Engineer