Summer of 69 - appropriate?

Brian_StormBrian_Storm Opening Act
edited November 2009 in LEGO: Rock Band
I thought LEGO RB was supposed to be 'family friendly' yet this song by the unfortunate Bryan Adams has strong sexual references...even in the title...did the creators forget this fact or think that it would just slip by unnoticed? 69...really?

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  • Jaden-SanJaden-San Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Are you serious? -_-; Have you even listened to the song? You haven't, have you? :rolleyes:
  • playmikeplaymike Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    most kids don't (or shouldn't) know what a "69" is. If they do, you have a whole other set of problems.
  • edited November 2009
    A lot of neat things happened in 1969...

    Priceless...
  • DrRock69DrRock69 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    i never once thought of the song title in a sexual way untill i entered this thread
  • CyanFunkCyanFunk Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    It's about scoring in the summer of 1969, which, if you were in the right place, wasn't really that hard

    Besides, it flies over most people's heads
    Doc_SoCal;3225382 said:
    A lot of neat things happened in 1969...
    You either trekked fifteen miles to an overcrowded field where you were afraid to take a drink as there might be acid in it or, if you lived in LA, had to lock your doors in fear of a failed rock star who killed people in attempts to start a war based off a Beatles song

    Good times. Good times...
  • edited November 2009
    Haha, sorry, but not every reference to the number 69 is sexual in nature.
  • GhostOfRingoStarrGhostOfRingoStarr The Eggman
    edited November 2009
    Is this serious?

    It never ceases to amaze me what contrived scenarios people will come up with to be offended by. :rolleyes:
  • GoatbusterGoatbuster Rising Star
    edited November 2009
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited November 2009
    xXZeroOverrideXx;3225295 said:
    Yeah, theres nothing sexual about it.
    Riiight, keep telling yourself that. The 2nd to last line of the song says, "Yeah, me and my babe in a 69!". And yes, I'm quite aware that it means 1969, but that line is pretty blatant for those who choose to see it in a sexual way. :)

    But that said, there's nothing wrong with this song for LRB.
  • monkeyfishmonkeyfish Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    This is almost as bad as that cat who declared the Nevermind baby's penis to be inappropriate for a child's eyes.

    There are a few other songs that are more suggestive that are either on disc or made it through the filter. I find this one relatively tame.
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, I was mortally offended when Bryan said "when you held my hand, I knew it was now or never."

    Damn hand-holding! That's very much frowned upon in my Amish Methodist (Orthodox) church.
  • EPIC_FAIL_GUYEPIC_FAIL_GUY Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    In a 2008 interview with thecelebritycafe.com, Adams said:

    "I think 'Summer of '69' — I think it's timeless because it's about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it's about a year, but it's not. '69' has nothing to do about a year, it has to do with a sexual position... At the end of the song the lyric says that it's me and my baby in a 69. You'd have to be pretty thick in the ears if you couldn't get that lyric"
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    edited November 2009
    Co-writer Jim Vallance has always gone for the more conventional interpretation of the title being a reference to a year. He notes Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty", which contains references to 1965 and 1969, as his own influence, and recalls Adams cited the film Summer of '42 as his.[4] Vallance has said:

    "I wish this little "controversy" would just go away. First of all, when Bryan and I were writing the song, it was originally called "Best Days Of My Life". The words "summer of '69" only appeared once, right after "played it 'til my fingers bled". That was it! The song really was about the summer of 1969! It took us a week or two to fine-tune the lyric. At some point we realized that "Summer Of '69" was a better title, so we literally "shoe-horned" that phrase into a few more places in the song. At no time do I recall discussing sexual innuendo with Bryan ' except for one little thing. When we recorded the demo in my basement, towards the end of the song Bryan sang a little naughty bit: "me and my baby in a '69". We had a laugh about it at the time, and Bryan decided to keep it when he did the final recording a month or two later. Nobody seemed to notice, and that was the end of it until a few years ago when Bryan started introducing the song in concert by saying, "This song has nothing to do with the year 1969". The audience reaction was predictable. Let me qualify this by saying I don't pretend to speak for Bryan. Two of us wrote the song. Maybe he was thinking about something completely different ... but I was thinking about that amazing summer when I turned 17. There were brand new vinyl albums released by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Kinks, Janis Joplin, The Band. It was awesome and I'll never forget it. Bryan Adams is a great writer, a great singer, and a great friend. He's entitled to his recollections as to what inspired the song "Summer Of '69". My recollections just happen to be different than his."
    So in the other Adams interview he may have been joking.
  • ryan12147ryan12147 Headliner
    edited November 2009
    Give it up guys, the Canadian Government has already deeply apologized for Bryan Adams.
  • EPIC_FAIL_GUYEPIC_FAIL_GUY Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    haha yeah, but I guess we'll never know the truth
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited November 2009
    What are you talking about? There's nothing sexual about that song in the slightest. It's just about a guy living in the 60's and 70's, he grew up, got a band together, and then they broke up. He met a girl at a drive-in (and I guess they got married?), and now he's reminiscing about those good old days with someone.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    edited November 2009
    TheRollingBones;3225831 said:
    What are you talking about? There's nothing sexual about that song in the slightest. It's just about a guy living in the 60's and 70's, he grew up, got a band together, and then they broke up. He met a girl at a drive-in (and I guess they got married?), and now he's reminiscing about those good old days with someone.
    I blame the band falling apart on Jimmy.
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited November 2009
    Lawdog1521;3225843 said:
    I blame the band falling apart on Jimmy.
    Dude, it was totally Jody's fault. Everybody knows you can't be in a band and then get married.
  • dblduecedblduece Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    davidshek;3225908 said:
    Dude, it was totally JODY's fault. Everybody knows you can't be in a band and then get married.
    Fixed that for ya. ;)
  • Xander730Xander730 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Wow think the OP just has a dirty mind:)
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited November 2009
    dblduece;3225946 said:
    Fixed that for ya. ;)
    Yeah yeah, even I typo sometimes, shocking right? "e" and "d" are right next to each other. :)
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    edited November 2009
    davidshek;3225908 said:
    Dude, it was totally Jody's fault. Everybody knows you can't be in a band and then get married.
    But Jimmy just up and quit. Why even join if you don't take it serious?

    Edit: While this song is questionable, what about Suffergate City?
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited November 2009
    Hehehe, hey guys, it says 69 in the thread title
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited November 2009
    Lawdog1521;3226108 said:
    But Jimmy just up and quit. Why even join if you don't take it serious?
    Admittedly, he probably already knew...they'd never get far.

    So now, the top 3 threads in the LRB forums are all about the content filter...
  • xTylerxTyler Unsigned
    edited November 2009
    dblduece;3225279 said:
    This song has nothing to do with sex. It's about a young kid growing up and his first experiences with music in the Summer of 1969. It kills me that people actually think this song has anything even remotely subliminal in it. Hell, I don't even think the term "69" was even around when this song was released.
    Try this one...

    I had this really nice red hoodie with 69 in big numbers. Went to school with it. Now, all the more popular students in sports that had this number were ignored...

    I was suspended for a week for having a sexual reference on my hoodie. People are so dumb these days.
  • PopCornHopperPopCornHopper Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    The lyrics, taken literally, have no context inappropriate for children.

    I could make anything sound dirty if I wanted too.
  • overdriveguitarmanoverdriveguitarman The Walrus
    edited November 2009
    PopCornHopper;3227141 said:
    The lyrics, taken literally, have no context inappropriate for children.

    I could make anything sound dirty if I wanted too.
    Really? Change one of these into something dirty, I want you to prove it!!!

    "Hi! My name is Trent! How are you today? Where do you go to school?"

    Or you can do

    "You sure do like hot dogs, last night at the party you ate like 10. Anyway, you did a great job, I enjoyed it."

    (they were at a party when a hot dog eating contest came up, and she won, it also was entertaining watching them eat because it was like pigs in a troth pool, so the guy was entertained and enjoyed it!
  • PopCornHopperPopCornHopper Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    overdriveguitarman;3227167 said:

    "Hi! My name is Trent! How are you today? Where do you go to school?"

    Or you can do

    "You sure do like hot dogs, last night at the party you ate like 10. Anyway, you did a great job, I enjoyed it."
    Seriously? Hot dogs. Too easy.

    Trent is a creepy 40 year old dude talking to a 16 year old girl.

    EDIT: My point is, it is all about the context. Summer of '69, on its own, is simply a nostalgic reminiscence of the summer of 1969.
  • ADBjesterADBjester Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Brian_Storm;3225245 said:
    I thought LEGO RB was supposed to be 'family friendly' yet this song by the unfortunate Bryan Adams has strong sexual references...even in the title...did the creators forget this fact or think that it would just slip by unnoticed? 69...really?
    Really? Did you really think that the title was meant to imply it was a summer of mutual oral gratification? Is this a troll?

    It references the summer of 1969 -- the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, etc.

    It was a very good year, and the song isn't even covertly sexually referencing that. Get your mind out of the gutter.

    Jester
    (who was alive in the summer of '69)
  • ADBjesterADBjester Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    ryan12147;3225821 said:
    Give it up guys, the Canadian Government has already deeply apologized for Bryan Adams.
    Can you tell me what the OP's argument is all a boot?

    Jester
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