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I'd do anything to turn you on: 30-Day Song Challenge, the Sequel, day 13 – your favorite make-out song

In a way, this is kind of a trick question. If you’re doing it right, a song doesn’t last nearly long enough. So when I was creating 30-Day Song Challenge, the Sequel, maybe I should have designated day 13 for your favorite make-out album.

In any case, this may be the single easiest day of either the original challenge or the sequel, because there is one CD that stands alone at the top of Make-Out Mountain: Avalon, by Roxy Music. From the first note of “More Than This” to the last echo of “Tara,” Brian Ferry & Company crafted something that was pure, unadulterated sex. Stylish, smooth, seductive, shimmering, sultry, steamy, Avalon is 37+ minutes of sheer elegance, alternating between confidence and vulnerability, control and submission.

It is the most sublime erotic achievement in rock history, period. I’m tempted to cue up every video from the CD that I can find, but I won’t. If you know Avalon you know what I mean, and if you don’t, maybe all you’ll need is a little tease…

By the way, if Roxy Music hadn’t recorded Avalon, the correct answer would be Sam Cooke’s Greatest Hits, minus the gospel stuff.

Happy Saturday. May today’s lesson come in handy for you in the near future.

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