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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Oh My Darling Who Wants To Be Free?



Valentine's Day is approaching. In 1977 The Slits turned the punk boys club upside down a little and lyrically turned listeners upside down a lot. Love and Romance is about male possession of women and how relationships can lead to loss of freedom with some killer lines- 'I'm so glad that you belong to me, oh my darling who wants to be free?' and 'loves a feeling and so is stealing' among them. Not traditionally how song writers approached the subject of love.

Love And Romance (Peel Session)

3 comments:

Gram Lynch said...

Remember hearing that on the Peel Show and being all shook up. Great song.

C said...

As Gram says! And that edition of the NME!
The Slits gave us non-typical girls so much hope.

JC said...

wonderfully astute piece of writing SA.