I Only Fucked You As A Joke - Childbirth

from the album It's A Girl (2014)

Rock and Roll becomes art when it is a short, emotive outburst.  As The Clash said in Hitsville UK, "The band walked in and knocked them dead in 2 minutes 59."  Nobody did this better than the punks. Think about The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and Richard Hell.  It was raw and honest and sometimes left you a bit uncomfortable.  Sometimes it made you smile.

Hats off to Childbirth.  This three piece all-female punk band from Seattle blows the lid off contemporary restraint with I Only Fucked You As A Joke.  At 1 minute 45 seconds in length, it is short, loud, and on message.  It is also the best song title I have heard in ages.

Smacking down some guy who was probably a jerk, this song is infectious.  The central riff, the drumbeat, and snarky vocals all add to the charm.  My favorite line is "I thought it would be funny, but it wasn't."

I hope you enjoy this song.

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