loading...

WHY WE CARE


YOUR STORIES


SUPPORT THE WORK OF PLUGGED IN

We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.

Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

A guy laments that he and his lady are drifting apart (“Love on the Rocks With No Ice”).

Objectionable Content

The cynical dismissal of love as mere sensation (“Love Is Only a Feeling”) is the least of this disc’s problems. F-words, s-words and misuses of God’s name stand out. “Get Your Hands Off My Woman” finds an obsessed stalker warning a drunken letch to stay away from the object of his lust. “Holding My Own” bids adieu to an ex while finding comfort in masturbation. The singer tries to get over a woman—and the sexually transmitted disease she left him with—on “Growing on Me.” Disenfranchised teens with an unhealthy, anywhere-but-here mentality will identify with “Stuck in a Rut.” That tune recommends escaping life by hitting the road. “Givin’ Up” points fans to heroin as a panacea for the daily grind. The twisted “Black Shuck” has a demonic dog destroying a church and slaughtering parishioners (“The congregation’s last line of defense was engulfed in fire/As the flaming priest stepped into the firing line”).

Summary Advisory

This throwback hair band has all the flamboyance of KISS or Poison, but with a self-aware irony. They don’t take themselves seriously. Even so, parents who fail to take seriously lyrics about drug abuse and perverse sexuality do so at their own peril. Permission denied.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews

We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.

Get weekly e-news, Culture Clips & more!