Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bryan Adams Tries to Be Dirty, but the Proof Is in the Apostrophe

What is "The Summer of '69" really about? Nearly 25 years after the song's debut on the pop charts, Bryan Adams is now claiming that the song isn't about the year 1969 at all. Oh, really, Bryan? Well, then why did you include an apostrophe in the song's title?


Check out this posting for more thoughts on this scandalous topic, including something else that's definitely dirty about the album cover.

I watched a lot of MTV back in the mid-'80s, and I think I'm retroactively traumatized.

7 comments:

Chris 'Zeke' Hand said...

Howdy!

He's just joshin' you...

http://www.jimvallance.com/01-music-folder/songs-folder-may-27/pg-song-adams-summer-of-69.html

The other side of the story. And if Mr. Adams is telling the truth I personally want to know how he holds hands while he does it.

Becky said...

I agree. I think it's revisionist history, as the blog I linked to said.

What's this about hand holding?

Merry said...

i like the bulge in the album cover

Anonymous said...

This use of the apostrophe is actually correct (refer to Eats, Shoots, and Leaves) because it is used to abbreviate a year (1969).

Becky said...

Exactly. He's abbreviating a year, not referring to a sexual act.

Anonymous said...

Another dead link.

Becky said...

OK thanks. I replaced it with another link.