The Art of Pleasure: The Down-Low

When Steven Blier asked his cast, ““What pleasures beyond the obvious ones (food and sex) do you want to sing about, and what songs bring those pleasures to life for you?,” this song was one of the surprise answers.

It turns out that “Lola” has something most rock songs don’t have: a terrific lyric that tells a story, slyly revealing its punchline at the very end. And it was the perfect song to end a second-act section called “The Down-Low”—love affairs you have to keep hidden from most people.

Steve writes about “Lola” on the NYFOS blog. Read more…

The Kinks: Lola

And get your tickets for The Art of Pleasure.


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