Every now and again, pop producer Mike Stock pops up to moan about pop music being too sexual.
It would be very cruel and wrong to say that he just likes the sound of his own voice blahblahblahing on in the media because of course these selfless claims usually come when he's got something of his own to plug, so there's that to consider too.
Here's something fun to do.
Every time you hear Mike Stock quacking on, remember this.
- In 2003, his pursuit of sales/success/cash/whatever led to working on Fast Food Rockers. If he does believe kids should be protected from pop music, how does he explain inventing an act directly aimed at kids, whose debut single featured the chorus "a Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut, McDonald's, McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut"? Does he accept any blame for the UK's obesity problem? Either kids are impressionable or not. Or maybe he thinks it's just alright if he's doing it? But that can't be the case because that would make him a massive hypocrite.
- Stock was also involved in the pop career of Divine, one of whose most notorious moments came when he literally ate dog shit in the film Pink Flamingos. Perhaps Mike Stock thinks that eating dog shit is fine. Maybe he has dog shit for breakfast lunch and dinner every day because he loves the taste of dog shit so much. Either that or, again, he is a massive hypocrite.
- He was also fine about working with Page 3 girl Samantha Fox. But women with their tits out in national newspapers is fine, right everyone? It's all part of being British! Certainly not something that would give impressionable teenagers a skewed idea about sexuality or the expectations society has of women.
- Nor did Stock seem too upset about being involved with the first Kylie video, which featured Kylie in the bath apparently naked, or this, which was banned by the BBC:
- Oh, and then there's 'I Just Can't Wait', the Stock, Aitken & Waterman song given to Mandy Smith, who was famous for dating 47-year-old Rolling Stone Bill Wyman when she was just 13 years of age. Still, at least that doesn't encourages the sexualisation of teenage girls.
WHY CAN'T WE JUST GO BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS, RIGHT MIKE?!?
(Having said all this the messages on his website about Robin Gibb and Donna Summer are worth a read.)