I had a chat with a music writer last week. I offered him my thought, its only rock ’n roll when its kicks you in the groin. I really said balls but after watching Peaches' new video for ‘Rub” from her album of the same name I’m going to have to be less gender-specific I think. Rub gets you in the groin. Getting the groin to respond was always a thing, it was the reason Elvis was shot on TV from the waist up. Slipping sex past the censors pushed artists to be particularly creative lyrically but in the visual realm its hard not to be direct. But as they say We’ve come a long way Baby and maybe we don’t need the visual double entendre. Peaches certainly doesn’t beat around the bush, metaphorically. Her video pushes the boundaries of what can be shot, framed and aired. She recently won the Polaris Heritage Prize for her album The Teaches of Peaches so there are those who access her work in terms of its artfulness. I’m still not fully all-in on her somewhat less than subtle lyrics but for what its worth her music and her art whack you hard in the nuts and the nut!! If nothing else we need more political songs at this time, so the speeches of Peaches matter, even if the message is beaten into you with a dildo at times.