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Here's a Blondie song about a prostitute, but far less well known than "Call Me." In this scenario, she is arrested, but she and the cop know that he wants her. The song ends with the line, "And when I get out, there's no doubt, I'll be sex offensive to you." (thanks, Bob - Santa Barbara, CA)
When bassist Gary Valentine was 17-years-old he got his underage girlfriend pregnant and was given a statutory rape charge as a result. He penned a song titled "Sex Offender," about the experience. Debbie Harry changed the lyrics so that the song was about a prostitute falling in love with the police officer that had arrested her.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
What Made Big Star Shine
The last living original member of Big Star - drummer Jody Stephens, looks back on the band and their legacy, including the theme for That '70s Show
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).