Thursday, May 08, 2008

Yes, your 38-pound, 64-year-old physique and girly voice are the very definition of macho

In the Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden," does anyone else find it a little ironic that Mick Jagger's inquiries of "Ain't I rough enough?/Ain't I tough enough?" to the object of his affection are sung in the girliest of falsettos? Especially with the way he squeals "Ooh!" between those lyrics?

The falsetto's not exactly conveying tattoos, Harleys and a monster truck rally. And yet it still works. (I think.)

Judge for yourself. The part in question's at the 2:34 mark of this YouTube video:

More of my commentary about rock music and supposed masculinity here.


Diana said...

of course it works! it's mick for crying out loud!! now if it were bono, it would be a different story... hehehe.