Daily Archives: January 30, 2016

Radio 63, side A, track 5: “Unskinny Bop” by Poison

Poison - Unskinny BopOh, Poison, I’m pretty sure I owned the cassingle of this one, and even back in the day I thought this was a pretty silly song.  Although, as you can imagine, I was pretty delighted with lyrics such as “like gasoline ya wanna pump me.”  And it rocks pretty hard, no lie.  AND I was lucky enough to record its “world premiere”.

After all this time, I was never completely clear what an unskinny bop actually was.  I’d always assumed it had something to do with having sex with overweight women.  “Unskinny” is actually a pretty polite way of saying overweight.  Well, maybe not.  It’s original, though.  As one of the unskinny myself, I’m good with it.

Anyway, I never actually knew what it meant, so I thought now would be the time to get that question answered.  But according to Wikipedia, it doesn’t mean anything.  Disappointing, Poison.  It’s like you guys are out for nothin’ but a good time or something.

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