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70’s PORN: THE SOUND OF SUCKING by Gregory Purvis

This week’s XSEX LOVELETTER comes from KArron76 who writes “Why do all the soundtracks from 70’s/80’s porn sound so HORRIBLE? Surely ONE of those suave, hairy little long-dicked actors had a brother whose girlfriend knew a guy that could play guitar…?” (Email/Michigan)

DEAR KArron76:

70’s Porn soundtracks ARE pretty horrible. We found (at Last.Fm) a compilation soundtrack…

Inside Deep Note is THE 70s Porn Soundtrack Compilation

Inside Deep Note is THE 70s Porn Soundtrack Compilation

Though God alone knows why you’d want to play such music outside of your next key party, I suppose it’s good to know such music is available for those with bad taste.

Here is a great blog post on WFMU’s “Beware of the Blog” about this (shudder) musical topic.

“Face it: only douchebags still believe the typical music soundtracks of 1970’s porn films are “classic.” Although, since only a douchebag would watch enough actual pornography to allow himself (or herself) to eventually arrive at such a conclusion, perhaps that particular revelation is a moot one. Nevertheless, an example: I was recently watching yet another John Holmes “classic” mid-70’s porn film (not for any unseemly reason. Let’s just say I was…masturbating) and as soon as the screeching, thin, artless fake-funk soundtrack began to mask the fake shrieks and moans, I had to wince. It was like an un-orgasm for my ears. How did the myth that this abominable 70’s music represents some sort of cultural climax come to be? Why is it still perpetuated? Was 60’s porn music any good? Is 80’s porn music any better? 90’s porn music? 00’s porn music? Do porn movies of the 00’s even have music anymore?”

-Mark Allen.

I’ve quoted Mr. Allen here simply because I couldn’t have framed a better comment about that fake-funk “bow-chicka-wow-wow” crap. NOTE: Allen’s blog contains some great material from porn insider Sam Benjamin.

In addition…just from the comments I learned that: Rinse Dream’s (aka Stephen Sayadian) great movie Nightdreams was the only porn movie to officially feature a top 100 hit – that being Wall of Voodoo’s Johnny Cash cover Ring of Fire

Now…see where your brave questions, comments and LOVELETTERS can take you? Keep writing!

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