Afternoon Aural: Joe Tex


Late soul singer Joe Tex takes the cake for questionable lyrics.

One of his biggest hits, “I Gotcha,” sounds more like an ode to rape than a love song. And then there’s this: “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More [With No Big Fat Woman],” about a startling experience Tex allegedly had at his local disco.

Basically, he’s telling big girls to find a man their own size. Yes, it’s rude and entirely discriminatory, but the beat’s hot and worth a listen, even if just for the track’s camp value.

Get “I Gotcha” after the jump…