Twisted Sister vs Good Charlotte

December 8, 2010

I’ve been doing a few youtube comfort routines of late on girls I’ve had back at Chateau RSG. It’s the intellectual / cultural mastery element required for Soul Collection (part four of my Harem Game seminar). A good one is to run the 1980s rock opera playlist while commenting on it’s cultural significance. Oh, what’s that you say? Works best on young non-Western girls who were neither born yet nor from a culture that plays them in discos. Swot up on wikipedia then show them the following videos:

  • Meat Loaf – Bat out of Hell / Paradise By The Dashboard Lights / I’d Do Anything For Love
  • Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart / Holding Out For a Hero / Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  • Heart – Alone
  • Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back To Me
  • Meat Loaf and Cher – Dead Ringer For Love

These are real bombastic epics with lyrics full of angst, love lost, adventure sought. Generally ending with the girl pining over the guy she lost or the dangerous alpha she never caught. Great for buying temperature spiking and framing the girl sitting on your couch or lying in your bed. Anyhoo, I spent part of this morning teaching Thai to sing the lyrics to The Firm’s “Star Trekkin” when I happened to compare and contrast these two videos.

Anyone else think they are basically the same song (thematically)?

Middle class teenage angst? Check

Rebellion against authority figures? Check

Don’t wanna grow up and take on the responsibilities of adulthood? Check

A vague sense that society is selling you a path to disatisfaction? Check

A calling to arms? Check

Twisted Sister do it the best. I’ve been singing it all day around the house. And yeah, if you are passionate about this stuff the girl really does like it. BTW, I racked up another SNL on Friday – I’ll post about it soon.

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