Sunday, April 02, 2006

Thy Neighbor’s Wife

Before there was R. Kelly and "Trapped in the Closet," there was Roger Hatcher and "Caught Making Love." I think it was God who said "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Still, it’s an ever- popular subject, and one that shows up in a million different ways in song. Roger Hatcher’s main claim to fame is that he was the cousin, or something, of Edwin Starr. But what makes Hatcher’s "Caught Making Love" so great is the unadorned honest simplicity of the situation. Hatcher doesn’t need to resort to any elaborate metaphor – there’s no sneaking in the henhouse, no new mule in the stable, no Sam the grinder. Sounds of female ecstasy -- heavy breathing, moaning, screaming – included.

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