Sex Sells

Sex Sells

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Jeuse says: These lyrics slapped me right in the face just for reading them and then I heard the music. I immediately opened a new tab and started writing an email to @kahlo2013. Excellent lyrics deserve a jam. I didn't exactly know how to create the perfect musical vibe for this once I got going, so I just stuck to loud and shocking.

Liz says: I am so impressed and appreciative of the way Jeuse brought these words to life with the funky rhythm that is addictive and draws one in to listen to the message. The message is one I wanted to convey but did not know how to deliver it effectively. I am grateful for the approach Jeuse took that conveys the important issues so clearly in very compelling way.

Lyrics: 

Sex Sells

C
sex sells...
in our society
sex sells...
in scant variety
sex sells...
in bare entirety
sex sex sex
sex sells

V1
prostitution
defamation
domestic abuse
discrimination
chauvinism
rape

(SPOKEN:
An estimated 1 in 4 women have been victims of domestic violence in the United States and 1 in 5 women have been raped in the United States at some time during their lives)

C
sex sells...
in our society
sex sells...
in scant variety
sex sells...
in bare entirety
sex sex sex
sex sells

V2
oppression
mutilation
human trafficking
brutalization
misogynism
death

(SPOKEN:
up to 50,000 girls and women are trafficked each year in the United States the vast majority for sex work;
Over 70% of the people killed by intimate partners in the United States are women)

C
sex sells...
in our society
sex sells...
in scant variety
sex sells...
in bare entirety
sex sex sex
sex sells



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Comments

standup's picture

Check you link -- I don't see music for this one

standup's picture

There it is! I like the groove, that synth bass is very fat. Great bits guitar bursting in.

And such variety in the voices! It's like a documentary film with commentary from a news announcer, some posh guy, some woman interviewed on the street

And these facts are things we should all be aware of, and they should be repeated until people start to understand. The statistics and facts anyway. The chorus -- sex sells -- is a fascinating flip on what this song is really about.

mike skliar's picture

wow- great lyric highlighting important issues, and the music and performance really brings out everything- excellent work by everyone on this! great job!

informative while being entertaining and engrossing... nicely done!

billwhite51's picture

i was looking forward to hearing what someone would do with liz's provocatve lyrics. Jeuse was the perfect cllaborator. i cant imagune the song done any other way. All the angles are covered from all directions.

cleanshoes's picture

Powerful. Great groove musically, but the matter of fact delivery of the lyrics is what really makes this shine. Slaps you in the face once you realize what's going on, which is exactly the point.

Tim Fatchen's picture

funky groove, and especially funky/ironic since funky videos have been amongst the worst of sex selling promotions. I thought they were good lyrics Liz, and @Jeuse has really brought them to life to life!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Funky as heck ... an incredible backdrop to the insightful lyrics about misogyny. Love the interaction between the female robot voice and the real (?) male voice. Great raucous guitar as well!

Fuzzy's picture

Wow, yeah, this is so great!
Love the delivery of these awesome lyrics.
Super appealing music, too.
Lovely guitar solo there.
That bass line is really effective.
Nice collab here.

wobbie wobbit's picture

wow love it! that mix of funky / electro is gobsmacking groovy. the lyrics are punchy and the music is perfect for them. so much good stuff going on in this . top collab.

dzd's picture

!!!!!!!! wow........just wow........great lyric, amazingly brought to life.........perfect job well done!

such an amazing job with the delivery of this.....it has a commercial feel to it, but not annoyingly so that I can actually listen without being turned off immediately as Tim mentioned the irony is great! hahah

Really well done! Right up the nuns alley hah I'm sure they had a blast Smile

nice guitar work as always too, those funk riffs mixed with some of the wild abandon distorted bits a really nice touch!

the spoken word bits really keep this real message of this on point.......even if it's such a fun and funky infectious groove!

AndyGetch's picture

Man this gets into Zappa territory for musical creativity and it feels like the song is coming at me from all angles and octaves. +1 on all of the lyric comments and very attention grabbing.