The Bondage Jukebox is a collection of tunes and albums featuring lyrics, either explicit or
strongly implied, about S&M and associated activities.
aren't necessarily scene soundtracks, although
there are a few suggestions for
instrumental background music.
Artists are listed alphabetically by their first names; thus,
Mylène Farmer is found under
"M" instead of "F."
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Turn it up, but remember, it's not wise to annoy neighbors with strange sounds.
AC/DC - Bondage: The
Bon Scott Years
AC/DC - Mistress for Christmas
Not to mention Angus Young's schoolboy-in-disgrace fantasy apparel (see Catholic Girls below).
Adam & the Ants - Beat My Guest
Adam & the Ants - Bondage Punks
Adam & the Ants - Christian D´Or
Adam & the Ants - Liggotage
Adam & the Ants - Rubber People
Adam & the Ants - Whip In My Valise
Adam Ant - Human Bondage Den
Mr. Goody Two Shoes wasn't really.
Adhesive - Bondage Beach
Wonder if Travelocity can book a direct flight?
Aerosmith - Come Together
Aerosmith - My Girl
Aerosmith - Pink
Aerosmith - What It Takes
The second song is listed here purely for the visuals illustrating their segment as the Future Villain Band
in the otherwise-insipid Sgt. Pepper's movie (although it's by far the best tune in the flick). Extra credit is
also awarded for using a Hajime Sorayama illustration for Just Push Play, and the obvious implications
of the European cover of Nine Lives.
Afghan Whigs - I'm Her Slave
"Tie yourself to me," the Gentlemen proclaim. "Blame, Etc." continues this trend.
Aimee Mann - Red Vines
It's tough to smoke cigarettes with your hands tied. She's got a newish tune about being a hostage, and
I'm leaning toward including "Labrador," in which she declares she was glad to be a pet.
Alejandro Escovedo - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Not the usual turf for the founder of Rank and File and True Believers, but happy to have him on board.
Alex Sanders - A Witch Is Born
Janet gets tested with 19 lashes of a silken whip.
Alice Cooper - A Runaway
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Alice Cooper - Constrictor
Alice Cooper - Little by Little
Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love
Alice Cooper - Poison
Alice Cooper - Unfinished Sweet
Alice Cooper - What Baby Wants
Now, this is twisted: long-haired rock 'n' roll band from Detroit gets discovered by Frank Zappa and cranks
out a series of anthemic singles ("Eighteen," "School's Out") that redefines teen angst better than anything
this side of "Satisfaction." Lead singer appropriates the band's name for his own, adds frightshow mascara,
and develops a Grand-Guignol-meets-Looney-Tunes stage presence that made the worst hippies look like
Marines. By Billion Dollar Babies in 1973, the songlist took a severe swerve toward kink, including femdom
("Raped and Freezing"), homosexuality ("Mary Ann"), necrophilia ("I Love The Dead"), and even dentist-
office scenes with de Sade dancing on his molars ("Unfinished Sweet"), not to mention a duet with "Mellow
Yellow" pothead Donovan (?!?) on the title track where they trade lines about being too rough with their
rubber monsters. But it gets better! A few years later, Alice shows he's a switch at heart with a string of
poignant (and seriously sub) ballads such as "Only Women Bleed" and "I Never Cry," often sung while
wearing thigh-high platforms and a corset. Today, he's celebrated as a beloved family entertainer who
just happens to execute himself every night. And he's still cranking out great new albums such as Welcome
2 My Nightmare. Wayne and Garth were right . . . we're not worthy, we're not worthy!
Alice in Chains - Hung on a Hook
And I'm tempted to include "Black Gives Way to Blue."
Alien Vampires - BDSM
Alien Vampires - Harsh Drugs n' BDSM
Nuns with guns, and related entertainments.
Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
Hard to disagree with any justification (musical, lyrical, spiritual) for the inclusion of herein.
Amateur Transplants - Masochism Tango 2008
A nicely-updated version of Tom Lehrer's bondage classic.
American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
Meanwhile, back in the 1960s . . . also notable as the inspiration for the chorus of Garbage's "I Think I'm Paranoid,"
which resulted in a plagiarism lawsuit.
Amy Tan - These Boots Were Made for Walking
The rhythm dominatrix for the Rock Bottom Remainders gives authors a new role model.
Angel Dust - The Human Bondage
German powermetal that recalls the best of the always-appropriate Iron Maiden.
Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Velvet
Angelo Badalamenti - Lost Highway
Angelo Badalamenti - Secretary
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks
The soundtracks to David Lynch's projects always feature Angelo Badalamenti's haunting scores interspersed
with moody pop noir like NIN's brilliantly obsessive "The Perfect Drug" in Lost Highway, which also features killer
tracks from David Bowie, Lou Reed, Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson and Rammstein, Julee Cruise's ghost-
in-the-machine "Falling" (Twin Peaks) and Roy Orbison's hallucinogenic "In Dreams" (Blue Velvet).
Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castles
"I wish they could see us now / in leather bras and rubber shorts / like some ridiculous team uniform / for some
ridiculous new sport." Hey, I'd like to see that too, Ani. But your cover pose on Dilate will do nicely.
Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Down in New Orleans with a ball and chain, covered by zillions.
Animotion - Let Him Go
A minor moment from the "Obsession" new-wavers.
Anvil - Bondage
From their debut, which also includes a cover of "Paint It, Black."
Armored Saint - Reign of Fire
Bonafide metal (vs. hard rock or worse) band is bound and gagged.
Ashley Monroe - Weed Instead of
Get out the whips and chains, sings the "You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter)" chanteuse.
Asylum Street Spankers - Spanks for the Memories
Asylum Street Spankers - The Birthday Spanking Song
Bonus points scored for "If You Love Me (You'll Sleep on the Wet Spot)."
Athamay - Eternal Torture
Athamay - Kiss The Whip
Don't miss their one-word-review side project, TortureTekk.
Insightful assortment of 1980s new wave classics remade as heavy metal, including this ode to kinky sex by
Soft Cell (covered by Marilyn Manson and the Pussycat Dolls, too). Frankie say go to 11!
Azealia Banks - Miss Camaraderie
Getting tied up with hip-hop's evil mermaid.
Babes in Toyland - He's My Thing
From the aptly-titled Spanking Machine . . . uncompromising is putting it lightly for the original riot grrrls who
made Hole sound like the Carpenters.
Babyface - Whip Appeal
"The strangest kind of relationship" is all right with me, too.
Badfinger - Suitcase
Tied down and rhymed with "bootlace."
Bears - Fear Is Never Boring
Adrian Belew and his buds sing about torture and violent sex.
Beatles - Chains
Ah, remember their embryonic days when the fabs looked real gear in their leather togs, an approach later
approximated by the Ramones, along with their setlist of early-60s covers like this one by the Cookies? A
case can be made for the singer's cruelty to his woman in "Getting Better," his tied hands in "You Won't See
Me," the damn good whackings in "Piggies," and maybe "I Dig A Pony" for the equestrian set, especially
since "you can penetrate any place you go."
Bedlam Bards - Black Leather Band
Strolling down Broadway on a leash with the moonlight gleaming off her handcuffs.
Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak
This video was directed by Diane Keaton (click here for a YouTube play in a new window).
Belphegor - Sexdictator Lucifer
The former Betrayer is a blackened death metal combo from Austria growling about bondage and domination.
Berlin - Sex (I'm A)
While Terri Nunn moans through a rogue's gallery of female sex icons (bitch, hooker, slut, slave), her oblivious
partner keeps droning "I'm a man." Later hits like "No More Words" and "Take My Breath Away" confirmed a
fondness for mouth-stifling devices. And she even switches in "Pictures of You."
Bettie Serveert - Venus in Furs
Also recommended from these Dutch noisemongers: Bare Stripped Naked.
Betty Bondage - Lolita
French punk from the late 1980s.
Big Star - Baby Strange
Hashing whips in a T. Rex cover.
Bikini Kill - I Like Fucking
Bikini Kill - Oh Bondage Up Yours!
Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
Kathleen Hanna running amok in Washington.
Billy Squier - Tied Up
As in "your heart is," similar to his slavery in Piper's "Whatcha Gonna Do" and his tied hands in "Coming
Down Off Your Love."
Billy Vera and the Beaters - Someone Will School You, Someone Will Cool You
Hollywood girls with dildos under their pillows ask to be beaten.
Bitch - Be My Slave
Los Angeles. 1982. Betsy. Onstage. Boom. And still kicking it in 2011.
Black Tape For A Blue Girl - As One Aflame Laid Bare By Desire
More compelling reasons to stay out of the sun.
Blitzkid - She Dominates
"I need some pleasure with my pain," the horrorpunks note noisily.
Blonde Elvis - Venus in Furs
Apparently, he dyed his hair black.
I Know But I Don't Know
Blondie - Kidnapper
Blondie - Underground Girl
Blondie - X-Offender
Bazooka bubblegum topped with Debbie Harry's fetish sprinkles ("I'm your dog, but not your pet"), Parallel
Lines is a concept album by one of the original Noo Yawk "punk" outfits (dig those skinny ties!) that chronicles
the rise and fall of an obsessive romantic crush, from those giddy first moments "Hangin' on the Telephone" to
the arch dismissal of "Just Go Away." The remastered reissue includes two versions of "Heart of Glass" and a
cover of T. Rex's dirty, sweet ode to a cat in black, "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," in addition to the icy sleekness
of "Sunday Girl," a Robert Fripp cameo on "Fade Away and Radiate," and the still-ferocious-after-all-these-years
stalker anthem, "One Way or Another."
Blue Öyster Cult - Black Blade
Blue Öyster Cult - Career Of Evil
Blue Öyster Cult - Dominance and Submission
Blue Öyster Cult - Golden Age Of Leather
Blue Öyster Cult - Joan Crawford
Blue Öyster Cult - On Your Feet or On Your Knees
Blue Öyster Cult - The Red and the Black (aka "I'm on the Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep")
Subhumans, harvesters of eyes, mistresses of the salmon salts, and cagey cretins, unite! On Secret Treaties,
Long Island's favorite biker-fascists (their logo even looks like a drunken swastika) continued their career of evil
(lyrics by Patti Smith) by splitting the difference between the math-rock compulsions of Tyranny and Mutation
and the Byrds-of-prey breakthrough of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," turning heavy metal into an art form and function
that was far more sleek and sinister than anything Black Sabbath plucked from their soft white underbellies.
Although the lyrics often sound like they were encrypted for transmission across enemy lines, all rubic carabs
and junkers jumo 004 swimming with blue-eyed horseshoes in the state of Maine while Susie and her blindfolded
brother dig "The Locomotion" in Times Square on New Year's Eve in 1963, there's no missing the Chuck Berry
goosestep boogie of "ME 262," a stirring hymn to the Luftwaffe's jet fighter that also graces the cover, the
whipcrack riffrot of "Dominance and Submission," the interstellar grandeur of "Astronomy" (adoringly covered
by Metallica, who used this album as their blueprint), and especially the synthesonic apocalypso of "Flaming
Telepaths," in which Allen Lanier's barrelhouse piano duels with Buck Dharma's dizbustin' guitar licks in a blown-
hemi sprint to see who can peak first from the faster-and-louder rush, while singing-from-cue-cards Eric Bloom
solemnly informs the listener that "the joke's on you." And just to prove that you know they know you know the
secret of the circuitry mind, the remastered set encores with a slow-motion remodel of Steppenwolf's leather-
lovable "Born to Be Wild." Bloom thanks someone for a whip ("I'll keep it and cherish it forever") between songs
on On Your Feet or On Your Knees. All hail the progenitors of the süpërflüöüs ümlät!
Blues Traveler - Suzie Cracks the
The devil is in the details: what's with her sneaks?
Bob Dylan - All I Really Want To Do
Bob Dylan - Roll On John
But "chain you down," "lock you up," and "confine you" is what friends do around here, while hands get tied and
mouths get clamped in his ode to John Lennon. Points are also scored for Robert's earnest romping through the
Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar."
Bob Rivers - Walkin' 'Round in Women's Underwear
"It holds me so tight, like handcuffs at night" (cue orchestral flourish).
Bobby and the Midnites - I Want To (Fly Away)
And chains get too tight on Mr. Weir (see the Grateful Dead for further contributions to this genre).
Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
Chains of love are still chains.
Bondage - Bondage
From the Thong album, but I dig the Electro-Harmonix pedal on the cover of Visions of Cody.
Named for the erotica manga, called "pure death punk for acid pixies."
Bondage Fruit - IV
Japan's answer to King Crimson's Discipline.
Bongwater - Woman Tied Up in Knots
A marvelous minute of semi-serious silliness.
Booty Boys - Spank Me
Get a rope, give you hope.
Worth finding the Discosis vinyl for the suitable-for-framing cover.
BR549 - Bettie, Bettie
Hey, country cowfolk wear nice boots, too! Not to mention write pedalsteel-to-the-metal, heartfelt tributes to Bettie
Page, "a woman from Nashville who moved up to New York and made a name for herself in them 'underground' films,'
so to speak."
Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire
More evocative than literal ("this kind of experience / is necessary for her learning"), and featuring a blistering (ahem)
Robert Fripp guitar solo, this real-life player (with a bathroom full of breast bondage, according to Chrissie Hynde) has
a collection of ambient records such as Music For Airports that make cool soundscapes for scenes. Also noted: the
freak with the masochistic streak in "Seven Deadly Finns."
Brian Setzer Orchestra - You're The Boss
Swingin' duet with No Doubt's ever-fetching (I wish) Gwen Stefani paying homage to Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret.
Britney Spears - I'm A Slave 4 U
Britney Spears - I Wanna Go
Britney Spears - Lace and Leather
Britney Spears - Work Bitch
Extra credit for the "biker" (yeah, right) dress, groovy gauntlets, Shibari-laced heels and Freddie Mercury
"uniform" cap she wore at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. In "I Wanna Go," she's takin' her freak out
with people getting her all tied up, plus a Velvet Underground salute with the album title (Femme Fatale).
And she's whipping and gagging girls in her latest, "Work Bitch."
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Adam Raised a Cain
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Ties That Bind
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Trapped
"Walkin' blind" isn't always advisable without the proper training. And he woke up this morning "Shackled
and Drawn." I liked his spanking joke at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit in November 2013.
Bryan Ferry -
All I Really Want to Do
Bryan Ferry - Alphaville
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
Bryan Ferry - You Won't See Me
Roxy Music's early album covers were exponentially entertaining (click here for details).
Buck Dharma - All Tied Up
Bound to please with the Blue Öyster Cult's guitarist and "Reaper" vocalist.
Burt Bacharach - I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Those chains that bind you, covered by Elvis Costello, Tom Jones, Liza Minnelli, Dionne
Warwick and the Carpenters.
Captain Beefheart and the
Magic Band - Floppy Boot Stomp
Tanning red hides and dancing her on her behind.
Carlene Carter - Why Be Blue
Nick "Cruel to Be Kind" Lowe's xlnt ex finds herself tied down and tied up.
Carly Simon - Slave
You don't think she and James Taylor were . . . naaaah.
Carole King - Alabaster Lady
Tiny golden chains, and saying "no," but adding the requisite "sir."
Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather
Paint it, black . . . metal.
Mass appeal (insert groan) unfortunately eluded these 1980s progenitors of princessence.
Chains of Love - Strange Grey Days
Garage grooviness with a golden name.
Chainsaw - Smell the Saw
"Route 666" works great as a thrash-metal grindcore anthem.
Cheap Trick - Speak Now (Or Forever Hold Your Peace)
Did you ever notice how every Cheap Trick song is about sex, drugs and / or suicide? This Terry Reid cover about
feeling "all tied up" is their best BDSM moment, barely nudging out "all the ties that bind" from "Everybody Knows,"
"it's such a strange strain on you" from "Downed," "I was bound" from "These Days," "I need some rope" from "The
Ballad of T.V. Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy)" and "sorry that I had to gag you" from "Daddy Should Have Stayed
In High School."
Cheech and Chong - Earache My Eye
Just for those butt aches and related spanking silliness.
Cher - Black Rose
Cher - Prisoner
Now you know why she married Gregg Allman ("Whipping Post"), and maybe why she dated Gene Simmons of Kiss.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Master and Slave
We all can use a good swing in the bedroom.
Chevelle - Straight Jacket Fashion
Definitely a headliner in those secret closets.
Chris & Cosey - Cords Of Love
How can you miss with titles like "Synaesthesia," "Percusex" and "Infectus"?
Chris Cornell - Killing Birds
Pass on the poison.
"I never claimed to be a cookie-cutter soccer mom." she proves conclusively.
Christopher Johnys - SUB
A concept album about the joys (and more entertaining emotions) of submission that sounds like Ian Anderson
Circle Jerks - Beat Me Senseless
Los Angeles chuckleheads get a clue.
Cliff Eberhardt - Someone Like You
Stripped-down blues from the appropriately-titled 12 Songs of Good & Evil.
Coasters - Along Came Jones
Trapped in the old saw mill, he tied her up, turned on the buzz saw, and then . . .
Coldplay - Us Against the World
Blindfolds, tight ropes and the devil talking with those angel's eyes.
Combichrist - This Shit Will Fuck You Up
"I'll be your noise," she coos realistically.
Concrete Blonde - Group Therapy
Johnette Napolitano's original backup combo gets cuffs on the cover and straightjackets inside. She's got a
newish one called "Long Black Car" with a line about tying up a girl.
Cracker - Life in the Big City
With a dominatrix lyric, let's get dirty now.
Cradle of Filth - Cruelty and the Beast
Great song titles ("Once Upon Atrocity," "Venus in Fear"), piledriving riffs, and unlistenable vocals.
Cramps - Dames, Booze, Chains and Boots
Cramps - Queen of Pain
Let us now give thanks for the enduring lunacy and legacy of gutterflash guitar goddess Poison Ivy.
Crass - Bata Motel
What do little girls like to do? Wear those red high heels with strapped ankles.
Creed - Bound And Tied
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop the Rain?
Wrapped in golden chains.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Chicago
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Helpless
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Southern Cross
Speaking of chains (and Steve's down on his knees in "49 Bye-Byes").
Dalbello - Black on Black
TPE from the 9-1/2 Weeks soundtrack, later covered by Heart, who always look divine in medieval corsetry.
Damn Yankees - Coming of Age
High-laced stockings, tied up and beggin' for more on classic-rock playlists.
Dave Gahan - Black and Blue Again
Depeche Mode singer goes solo, but still wakes up on the "Dirty Sticky Floor." Also recommended: the mothership's
One Night in Paris DVD with the awesome goldfish / shark visuals that were projected behind the band during "In
Dave Navarro - Venus In Furs
Multiple-nipples-on-every-album-cover Jane's Addiction guitarist who serves as in/perspiration for countless fantasies
proves everyone right with this Velvet Underground remake that Lou Reed even deemed worthy of an official blessing.
David Allan Coe - Whips and Things
She was into pain, croons the butt-fuckin' country rocker.
David Bowie - Andy Warhol
David Bowie - Big Brother
David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
David Bowie - God Bless the Girl
David Bowie - I Would Be Your Slave
David Bowie - Little Toy Soldier
When you're really in the mood to ball and play and move like tigers on Vaseline, you can't top (or bottom) the original
motion picture soundtrack version of "Cat People," produced by Giorgio Moroder.
David Coverdale - Slave
Robert Plant's most ardent admirer (who actually got Jimmy Page to record an album with him) demonstrates why his
first band was called Whitesnake.
Dayglow Abortions - Out of the Womb
Intentionally-evil Canadian punks who also spell it Dayglo.
Dead Can Dance - The Lotus Eaters
Last hurrah from the band that either defined or destroyed goth, depending on your tolerance for Jim Morrison tributes.
Dean Friedman - S&M
A pop songwriter who saw the light, then turned it down way low.
Death Grips - The Money Store
Leather straps, whips and that sadomaso-kiss . . . "Gaga can't handle this shit."
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein - Venus in Furs
The Blondie masterminds trib Lou Reed (and Iggy Pop via "TV Eye") at a Joey Ramone show.
Deep Purple - Masters and Slaves
A late-Blackmore moment with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals.
Def Leppard -
Ring Of Fire
You'll have to search out the Japanese version of Retroactive to find the alternative lyrics that read "a hidden
love / forbidden pleasure / suffer secret pain."
Deftones - Passenger
A cushion for the knees is always appreciated.
Depeche Mode - A Pain that
I'm Used To
Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel
Depeche Mode - Halo
Depeche Mode - In Your Room
Depeche Mode - Master and Servant
Depeche Mode - Strangelove
Possibly the most mainstream BDSM-obvious band ever . . . millions of impressionable youngsters got their first taste
of WIITWD (what it is that we do) through these songs. Exciter is a non-stop throbfest of shackles, chains, blindfolds
and "so much pleasure that it feels like pain." Or vice versa.
Detroit Cobras - Tied and True
Title and cover art reflected nowhere inside (and hey, nice shoes), but groovy garage pulsates throughout.
Devo - Whip It
Yes, it's a naughty parody of motivational treatises, but it's S&M's Big Hit Single and beloved by many.
DeVotchKa - Venus in Furs
The Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack specialists give Colorado music a good name.
Diamond Nights - The Girl's
New York rockers stick a song about tying him down in commercials for Jaguar and Stiegl.
Die Ärzte - Sweet Sweet Gwendoline
Censored by the German government, but explicit punk pandemonium is always applauded here.
Die Form - Masochist
Die Form - Slavesex
Two of many delightful ditties from these ever-industrious industro-goths.
Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Black metal has become the 21st-century goth, but how can you go wrong with bands named Cradle Of Filth,
Emperor, Darkthrone, Immortal, Dissection, Goatwhore, Naglfar, Satyricon, Borknagar, Arcturus, Cryptopsy
and especially Enslaved?
Dirtbombs - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Mod-ern soulsters strafe the Stooges.
Divine Comedy - Something for the Weekend
You know you want to.
Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain
Christina "I Touch Myself" Amphlett was wearing kinderwhore outerwear a decade before Courtney Love got the
same bright idea.
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - Freakin' at the Freakers' Ball
Shel Silverstein gets the dopers to play with sadists and masochists.
Dog Toffee - 8 Ball Gag
As they say themselves, "rock and fuckin' roll."
Dollyrots - Kick Me to the Curb
"You only spank me when I get naughty," they note while riding on handlebars.
Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
Silly technovelty that's perfect for those who still smile when they hear Trio's "Da Da Da."
Doro Pesch - Tie Me Up
What do you get when you gene-splice Stevie Nicks with Xena? One awesome metal queen who rocks harder than
bricks in the dryer.
Drivin' and Cryin' - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Gettin' wiggy with Iggy.
Duff McKagan's Loaded - The Taking
I like the duct-taped title, too.
Duffy The Dolphin - Baby Be Bad
Ya gotta love the modern world when a listener from Brazil recommends a basement collective from Finland's
Dust - Learning to Die
Mid-evil metal with a throwaway line about women and whips.
Eagles - Already Gone
"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains" is a familiar refrain on this jukebox, but competent doms
always know where the keys are. Also noted: the prisoners and masters in "Hotel California," the ransom in "Life in
the Fast Lane," the quartet ownership in (Jackson Browne's) "Take It Easy," the prisoners in Don Henley's "All She
Wants to Do Is Dance," and the shiny little chains in / on "Those Shoes."
Ellen Foley - I've Been Around the Block and Back
Meat Loaf's fabulous foil in "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" finds herself tied to the tracks.
Elliot Easton - Lonely Is the Dark
The Cars' guitarist gets down on his knees with heart in chains in this Band of Angels track featuring Benmont Tench
and Stan Lynch from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers. Second gear: the shackles and bows in / on "Magic."
Elton John - Someone Saved My Life
Elton John - Whipping Boy
Roped and tied, and "Whipping" is a jaunty little ditty about "this illegal kind of loving / that keeps my motor running."
Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret - You're The Boss
The original man in leather asked to have a chain put around his neck in "Teddy Bear," while Ann-Margaret, the
original kitten with a whip, put him in his place a few years later for the soundtrack of Viva Las Vegas.
Eve 6 - Inside Out
Tie him to the bedpost already! Nice job graphically translating the line about "my heart in a blender."
Faces - Love Lives Here
A minor ball-and-chain moment from Rod Stewart and the once-small lads.
Faith No More - Motherfucker
"The song is about where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage . . . y'know, stuff like that," says
keyboardist Roddy Bottum.
Surprisingly entertaining Hollywood hair-metal band that also shellacked Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" with a
knowing smirk on the sadly deleted Belted, Buckled and Booted (which was released hot on the, er, heels of
Fields Of The Nephilim - Submission
Early Pink Floyd meets Sisters of Mercy.
Fiona Apple - Not About Love
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You
More than Ropes Will Ever Do
Whipping cords? A new toybox addition!
Flo and Eddie - Kama Sutra Time
Tied to a door with whips and corsets, the former Turtles and Mothers of Invention trib Mott the Hoople, David
Bowie and T. Rex.
Song suggestions welcome.
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Foo Fighters - Miss the Misery
Dave Grohl admits the nice, long leash doesn't work for him, but it sure would look good on her.
Foster the People - Helena Beat
"Tie my hands up to a chair, so I don't fall that way," the new Wrecking Crew suggests.
Frank Zappa - The Illinois Enema Bandit
Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops
Like everything else on the planet, Uncle Frank usually made fun of BDSM ("Bobby Brown Goes Down,"
"Broken Hearts Are for Assholes," "Punky's Whips," "Crew Slut," "Stevie's Spanking," "Sy Borg," "Valley
Girl," "Dumb All Over," "Find Her Finer," "Mudd Club," "Dinah-Moe Humm," "Aerobics In Bondage,"
"Penguin In Bondage," "He's So Gay," "The 'Real World' Thematic Extrapolations," Läther), but Michael
Kenyon's adventures in midwestern anal cleansing are described with understanding and reverence,
while the studio version of "Torture" on Zoot Allures verges on transcendent when Zappa's guitar duels
with the desperate squeals of a damsel in considerable distress. His Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar and
Frank Zappa: Guitar series are highly recommended as background noise for those making the scene.
Also noted: his guitartistic "Whipping Post" (expertly encored in this century by offspring Dweezil's Zappa
Fred Schneider - Whip
Kissing, blindfolded and 40 lashes, croons the B-52s' boy vocalist.
Free Kitten - Oh Bondage! Up Yours
Kim Gordon of Body/Head, among others, acting like a varsity version of Bikini Kill.
Fuck Off and Die - Fuck the Nuns in the Ass
Yes, you would.
Funkadelic - The Electric Spanking of War Babies
George Clinton and his parlimentarians crank the hard wear.
Garbage - Alien Sex Fiend
Garbage - Control
Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
Garbage - Lick The Pavement
Garbage - #1 Crush
Garbage - Silence Is Golden
Garbage - Supervixen
Garbage - The One
Garbage - Vow
Shirley Manson's persona screams mega-domme, but her lyrics trend sub . . . are you a good switch, or a bad
switch? She tops Justin Warfield in the video for She Wants Revenge's "These Things." Nice pleather on the
cover of Version 2.0, too.
Genitorturers - Pleasure In Restraint
Genitorturers - Touch Myself
I'm not convinced this unit isn't a schtick. Regardless, I am told it's a good one.
Ghinzu - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Belgium's noisemasters do Iggy proud.
Ghost Machine - Bondage
Grindcore goody on the Corporate Punishment label.
Ghostface Killah - Stapleton Sex
That nurse outfit . . . "my pussy is numb" . . .
Gin Blossoms - Hands Are Tied
Another minor moment: "Competition Smile" has a line about getting untied.
Gitane DeMone - . . . For You
As in "Bondage . . ." From the Christian Death campfire, Demonix is a carnival of carnal delights that slithers like
top-drawer latex and rocks like Blondie if they had the guts to go goth.
Gleaming Spires - Are You Ready For The Sex Girls?
More importantly, these one-hit new-wave wonders ask, "are you ready for the pony girls?"
Go-Betweens - Bye Bye Pride
Tied up and held for ransom.
Go-Go's - Fun with Ropes
From their punk days, which leads one to reinterpret "Our Lips Are Sealed."
Godley and Creme - Birds of Prey
The founders of 10cc went electronic here.
Goo Goo Dolls - Slave Girl
One of their many Replacemental-as-anything homages . . . not quite in the same league as their Prince covers, but
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could
Read My Mind
Like a character in many bondage stories, Canada's Dylan finds himself in a dark castle with chains around his feet.
Gov't Mule - Under My Thumb
So stoned, they even included the Brian Jones marimba riffs.
Grateful Dead - Tennessee Jed
Bob Weir enjoys the ride with her "black leather and gold spike suspenders / and your chain, your black whip and
pets," while "cold iron shackles, ball and chain" kicks off "Jed."
Let's get industrial with an approach that merges the best of NIN and DM.
Great Kat - Dominatrix
A guitar shredder with song titles like "Sodomize," "Torture Chamber," "Torture Techniques," "Humiliation"
Green Day - Blood, Sex and
Green Day - Dominated Love Slave
A "mandolin of discipline" sounds like my kind of axe.
Greg Kihn Band - Sorry
Locked-up hands for the "Jeopardy" janglemeister, and he's shackled to an anchor in "Horror Show."
Guns N' Roses - Black Leather
Guns N' Roses - Pretty Tied Up (The Perils Of Rock & Roll Decadence)
Back in the 1980s, Axl Rose was purportedly on the bus with his girlfriend Erin Everly, who later sued him for physical
abuse. These songs did not help his case.
Handcuffs - Dirty Glitter
"Check mate, dominate . . ."
Hardcore Superstars - Sadistic Girls
She's got her leather out, but that's about as genre-specific as these dain-bread gearheads get.
Hayseed Dixie - Alien Abduction Probe
Hayseed Dixie - Delia's Gone
Hayseed Dixie - The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised Was Me
Tied her to her chair in Memphis ("Delia's Gone") sounds like the opening line to one of my stories, and handcuffs
appear in "The Only Hell."
Heathers: The Musical - Beautiful
Kidnapped in an abandoned warehouse and tied up for the rats . . . so very very.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Angry
Tied to the track, and covered by Sleater-Kinney and Type O Negative.
Helix - White Lace & Black
Canadian rockers' second album looks much better than it sounds.
Hellbillys - Bondage-A-Go-Go
Not that insufferable lame-ass Rob Zombie . . . more like the Cramps at their rubbery best.
Hot Tuna - Serpent of Dreams
And master of tomorrow's slave.
Hüsker Dü - Masochism World
"Does it hurt you when I do this?" sings flannelpunk guitar mauler and all-around snarlmeister Bob Mould. The trio also
covered "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
Iron Maiden - Hooks in You
New ideas for the decor.
Isaac Hayes - Branded
Chef compounded the slave vibe with the chains.
Isacaarum - Curbed
Grindcore from the Czech Republic, described as spermetal, nihil metal and sado black grind, they also have
an album charmingly entitled Cunt Hackers.
Irving Klaws - The Fetish King
Psycho surfabilly Buffalo trio names itself after the legendary 1950s photographer, you do the math.
Jackie Beat - Sleigh Ride in
Part of the drag queen's annual Christmas carousing.
Jacksons - Torture
It runs in the family (see Janet and Michael's respective listings).
Jane Birkin - Lolita Go Home
A Swiss reader shared this heavy-breathing French chanteuse.
Jane Wiedlin - What Do You Want for Christmas?
A piano carol with lines about naughty boys and their toys, and how she'll rosy your rear.
Janet Jackson - Rope Burn
"The expression of sexual fantasies can be beautiful if there's trust, love and understanding," Janet explains.
"Pushing the limits of pleasure is exciting." Allow me to second that emotion, especially when she dragged boys
out of the audience at her concerts and tied them to a chair. 2008's Discipline is self-explanatory.
Janie Jones and the Lash - House of the Ju-Ju Queen
A single performed and produced by the Clash with the famous madam on vocals on the A side, included here
simply for the cover art inspired by their shortened moniker.
Jazz Butcher - Just Like Betty Page
Roped and trussed (and she spelled it Bettie).
Jefferson Airplane - It's No Secret
Chained and bound in the Haight on the 'Plane's psychodelic debut (and Starship's "St. Charles" ties it down).
Jenny Clinkscales Band - S&M
Albuquerque's dynamic duo of delightfully decadent dames does the down and dirty.
Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl
Who would guess Aqualung was really a ponyboy?
Jim Carroll Band - Nothing Is True
Because "everything is permitted," including "special tools just to keep things tight / they robbed her eyes long ago
of light," and "heels so high, she got a gown so thin / her eyes stop the whip before it tames her sin." From Catholic
Boy, one of the best examples of Noo Yawk punk / junk-infused deca-dancing, "redeemed through pain / not through
Jimmy Buffett - Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)
Just for the "Harrison Ford on the bullwhip" credit.
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Spank
A disco diversion from the Studio 54 daze.
Joan Armatrading - (I Love It When You) Call Me Names
Joan Armatrading - You Rope You Tie Me
Heavy leather with lace and cowboy taste.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Fetish
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Love Is Pain
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - The French Song
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Torture
From her onstage fetishwear to her album titles (Fit To Be Tied, Naked) to entire albums dedicated to WIITWD
(Fetish), the original riot grrrrl is the rock and roll ambassador for all things sub-stantial. Starred on Broadway
as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show revival and released a killer version of "Science Fiction / Double Feature"
that shredded the official cast recording of the soundtrack. Great leather-n-lacing graphics on her 2006 CD, Sinner.
Rock's incessantly gay performer gets chained, tied and otherwise.
Joe Bonamassa - The Ballad of John Henry
Sinners and saints with golden shackles.
John (Cougar) Mellencamp - Hurt So Good
Another mainstream moment in which the heartland goes ouch.
John Zorn - Elegant Spanking
Minimalist S&M movie soundtracks from the master of noise that annoys.
Johnny Cash - The Beast in
Caged and restrained in a tune written by his stepson-in-law, Nick Lowe.
Johnny Thunders - Tie Me Up
Duet with Patti Palladin by the heartbreaking cross-dressing junkie guitar slinger who confuses "change" with "chains"
and "not" with "knot" (which really isn't all that confusing to me). Also see the New York Dolls' "Puss N' Boots."
Johnny Winter - Unchain My Heart
Sewed up like a pillowcase (?!), the slide specialist begs to be set free.
Joni Mitchell - Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Joni Mitchell - The Boho Dance
Chained with a serpent, good slaves, even a (lower-case) madonna mention in "Don't Interrupt the Sorrow," while
slaves reappear in "The Boho Dance." And she's always bound and tied to someone in "Hejira."
Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Breaking those chains that bind you isn't how love finds us around these parts.
Judybats - Pain (Makes You Beautiful)
Tweefully strange and wonderful.
Juliana Hatfield - Live on Tomorrow
Finding the Blake Babe shackled in chains and boots, tied to a piano and locked in the basement leads one to
appreciate the ponygirl vibe on the cover of Become What You Are, not to mention Juliana's Pony and her slavery
to the CEO of the song in "Dumb Fun."
"See these shackles / I'm your slave" in a #1 hit is always a worthwhile accomplishment.
Kid Rock - God Bless Saturday
The same ol' same.
Killer Pussy -
Teenage Enema Nurses In Bondage
Ah, those quirky new wave hits on KROQ . . . worth hearing one more time just for the "this job stinks" crack
during the fade (click here to launch a YouTube audio play in a separate window).
Kiss - Master and Slave
Kiss - Prisoner of Love
Kiss - Sweet Pain
Along with Alice Cooper, Kiss introduced heavy bondage gear as a fashion statement in the 1970s, but whose
dom/me was making them wear such kinky high heels?
KMFDM - A Hole in the Wall
More industro-techno-metal that grinds like sandpaper underwear.
Knack - Baby Talks Dirty
And she says "hurt me" . . . Doug Fieger's sweetie loves a real neat beating after he makes her a pet.
Korn - Beat It Upright
Korn - Freak on a Leash
Bakersfield's finest nü-metal machines make the motherfuckers cry!
Lady Gaga - Teeth
Ballet heels are also worn by Beyoncé (and her five backup singers, above), Meg White and Christina
Aguilera in videos these days.
Lauryn Hill - The Conquering Lion
Breaking every chain again and again and . . .
Leather Nun - Force of
The all-time best BDSM band name, album title and cover art.
Leæther Strip -
Be My Fetish
Leæther Strip - Fit for Flogging
Leæther Strip - Strap Me Down
Denmark's Claus Larsen gets electro(shock)-industrial with groovy projects such as Anal Cabaret:
A Tribute to Soft Cell.
Lee Aaron - Hands Are Tied
Self-proclaimed metal queen does Canada proud.
Leonard Cohen - If It Be Your Will
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
Leonard Cohen - Light As The Breeze
Mr. Morose scares the folky set with harrowing tales of darker tendencies. You think it was a coincidence that "I'm Your
Man" is the first song on the soundtrack to Secretary?
Lifter Puller - Nassau Coliseum
Handcuffs and wrapped up in plastic.
Linda Ronstadt - Justine
Title and content courtesy of the Marquis de Sade . . . no? "The cold wire edge of the whip is all that's left of you," too.
Points also scored for the ball and chain in "Lose Again."
Lip Service - Bettie in Bondage
Sleaze-rockers shine with a "Lowlife in High Heels."
Lita Ford - Bed
Lita Ford - Branded
Lita Ford - Crave
Lita Ford - Love
Lita Ford - Love 2 Hate You
Lita Ford - What Do You Know About Love
Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland
Plus Black, and the still-unreleased The Bride Wore Black.
Living Sisters - Double Knots
"Loosens me up," they serenade sweetly.
Liz Phair - Johnny Feelgood
Liz Phair - Miss September
Liz Phair - Whip Smart
"Makes me feel strangely good about myself" . . . Chicago's fave blowjob queen dallies darkly with her
London After Midnight - The Bondage Song
A rave fave (although actually from Los Angeles).
Lords of Acid - Greatest T*ts
Lords of Acid - Rough Sex
Lords of Acid - Slave to Love
Lords of Acid - Spank My Booty
Lords of Acid - The ABCs of Kinky Sex
Belgium's finest take a lighthearted approach to their grindcore industrial perversities.
Lords of the New Church - Dance with Me
Lords of the New Church - Dreams and Desires
"I beat her so tenderly / like a new religion being born so ritually." The Lords also perform the definitive version of
"Like A Virgin" (luv those burps, Stiv!), although Iggy Pop's runs a very close second.
Los Lobos - Burn It Down
"Had me tied up" is the general starting point for most of these adventures.
Lou Reed - The Cask
Edgar Allen Poe wrote perhaps the greatest bondage short story ever ("The Cask of Amontillado," although "The Pit
and the Pendulum" is a very close second), and Lou Reed wrote perhaps the greatest bondage song ever ("Venus
in Furs"), so the combination on The Raven obviously belongs here. The words are somewhat revised on this
musical interpretation, but isn't creating new art from past works the point of public domain?
Lou Reed and Metallica - Mistress Dread
Lou Reed and Metallica - Pumping Blood
Tie me up and beat me, bind me with a scarf, tied up in leather, and even a leather box with azaleas, the Lulu duet
did its legacies proud (at least on this list).
Loverboy - Turn Me Loose
Down on his knees, tied down, such a clown . . .
Lunachicks - Buttplug
Pretty much for the title alone. Otherwise, think L7 after the lobotomy takes hold.
Luniz - Handcuff Your Hoes
I like to come, and so do you . . .
Lyle Lovett - Keep It Clean
Lyle Lovett - Release Me
Lyle Lovett - White Boy Lost in the Blues
Putting muzzles on your daddy, and chained to his headphones, croons Julia Roberts' ex.
Madonna - Express Yourself
Madonna - Hanky Panky
Madonna - Human Nature
Madonna - Justify My Love
Madonna - secretprojectrevolution
What more can be said about the divine Mrs. M that she didn't show (off) in her Sex book, not to mention her videos,
magazine covers, memorabilia, Body Of Evidence, the cowpoke portion of her "Drowned" tour, her black corset in
Die Another Day, the bondage scenes in her artvid, etc.?
Madrugada - Venus in Furs
Norwegian rock with LP titles like The Nightly Disease.
Magnapop - Hold You Down
Bubbleskronk girls-vs.-boys quartet elegantly captures the tension of femdom from the top's perspective.
Manowar - Pleasure Slave
Guitarist Ross the Boss rules, even if this metallic K.O. makes Iron Maiden sound like Gershwin in terms of
Marduk - Obedience
Fast, blasphemous, and very heavy Swedish black metal . . . not for the faint of heart, but the same can be said about
most of the accessories in our toy boxes.
Maria McKee - Panic Beach
A corset to keep her spirits up sounds like the perfect opening gambit to indoctrinate a newbie. Also noteworthy: her
blindfold in "I'm Not Listening."
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams
Every generation gets the Monkees it deserves. Plus groovy onstage corsetry, and borrowing the "smells like children"
cage scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the cover graphics.
Marion Mann - You Took Advantage of Me
Heart-shaped handcuffs from 1946.
Maroon 5 - How
Maroon 5 - Wake Up Call (video)
And maybe "Get Back In My Life," too . . .
Marquis / Marquise de Sade
A bunch of bands, none particularly listenable, have used this name.
Master Slave Relationship - Being Led Around by the Tongue
Deborah Jaffe has been cranking out unique and disturbing fetish-inspired music since the mid-1980s.
Mastertouch - Drivin' Me Madd
Vicious dancefloor demonia from a Sydney-based DJ / producer.
Material Issue - Mrs. Beautiful
Jim Ellison had the devil chasing after him in this unreleased winner about her daughter tied to a chair in the
Matthew Sweet - Ivory Tower
Matthew Sweet - Someone to Pull the Trigger
Matthew Sweet - Superdeformed
"Tie me up and drug me" always works as foreplay around here, as do blindfolds. And "Girlfriend" almost qualifies
with the line about never setting her free, especially if he meant cover girl Tuesday Weld.
McCallGirl - Have an S&M Christmas
Don't let the acoustic arrangement fool you . . . Santa's bringing corsets and eight-inch heels this year!
Meat Loaf - For Crying Out Loud
Kneeling in the chains of his master, Jim Steinman's ace voice does Rocky Horror proud.
Mel Brooks - The Inquisition
Branding buns? Pokers up the ass? Send in the nuns.
Melissa Etheridge - Precious Pain
See, nice lesbian mommies can like bondage, too!
Merzbow - Music For Bondage Performance
An ambient, albeit somewhat noisy, soundtrack for those Shibari sessions.
Metallica - St. Anger
Metallica - S&M
suspicious-looking leather cuffs around his wrists, not to mention their version of Nick Cave's "Loverman,"
and their Lulu collaboration with Lou Reed.
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Tied hands and screaming blow jobs always works as foreplay.
Michael Jackson - Bad
"Beat It," indeed.
Michael Panasuk - My
Baby Gave Herself to Me for Christmas
Wrapped up in a ribbon, tied up in a bow, wearing mistletoe underneath the tree . . . PG = pretty great!
Mick Jagger - She's The Boss
A femdom tribute to Elvis' "You're The Boss," presumably tongue in cheek (unlike the Stones' logo).
Mike McGear - McGear
Paul McCartney's brother gets roped in a Gulliver's Travels takeoff.
Miranda Sex Garden - A Fairytale About Slavery
More stringy things that go stretch in the night. Think Skinny Puppy jamming with Enya.
Monkees - When Love Comes Knockin'
Throwing off the chains that bind, granted, but it's always great to include the Prefab Four in these affairs.
Second place: the strings that tie down Davy Jones in "I Wanna Be Free."
Monks - James Bondage
"I'm a little tied up right now," plus apropos guitar.
Montrose - Underground
"You take me, and you break me, and you make me your slave." Singer Sammy Hagar continued to explore
this quadrant when he joined Van Halen a few years later, not to mention cutting loose from the ball and
chain in "Serious Juju."
Moonspell - 2econd Skin
From the aptly-titled Sin.
Motels - Total Control
A familiar sentiment around these parts (along with those wicked thoughts about Martha Davis as a domme).
Mother Hips - Mission in Vain
Handcuffs and restrained choices from the grizzled sons.
Mötley Crüe - Hell
on High Heels
Typical beer-n-boorish behavior from El Lay's fave pagans. Also see "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)," "The Animal in
Me" and "This Ain't a Love Song," and singer Vince Neil's cover of the Sweet's "Set Me Free."
Mott the Hoople - Sucker
Mott the Hoople - I'm a Cadillac / El Camino Dolo Roso
"Hi there / your friendly neighborhood sadist / wants to take you / for a ride." From the always-inspirational Ian Hunter,
who's bent more than a few genders along the way via "Jerkin' Crocus," "One of the Boys," "I Wish I Was Your Mother"
and especially Bowie's "All The Young Dudes." Guitarist Mick Ralphs, later of Bad Co., gets chained in "Cadillac."
Move - Wild Tiger Woman
Tied to the bed, the former beauty queen is also covered by Electric Light Orchestra.
Mumford and Sons - The Cave
Strength in pain, nooses around necks, and tied to a post, the modernists come out of their dwelling walking on their
Must - Sado Maso Disco
Whips and a cha-cha calypso rhythm from 1978.
My Bloody Valentine - Soon
My Bloody Valentine - Cigarette In Your Bed
My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows When
Some of the sexiest guitar music ever recorded (the entire band sounds like it has a whammy bar attached to it), plus
ethereal vocal stylings that David Lynch and Julee Cruise ripped off for the soundtrack to Twin Peaks, itself no slouch
in this category.
My Life With Thrill Kill Kult - Leathersex
Dance this mess around from the aptly-named Sexplosion sessions.
Mylène Farmer - L'ame-stram-gram
Mylène Farmer - Consentement
Mylène Farmer - Libertine
Mylène Farmer - Que Mon Coeur Lache
The French Madonna makes like Joan Jett crossed with Catherine Deneuve in some of the most amazing BDSMy
concerts you've never seen, in which she prances in latex hobble dresses, steel-cage ponygirl attire and other
visual delights while cooing ethereal over a heavy-metal soundtrack. She even managed to sneak a naughty song
("L'Histoire d'une fée, c'est . . . " the last two words of which translate phonetically into "fessee," French for spanking)
onto the soundtrack for Rugrats In Paris.
Mynameisjohnmichael - Elders
Bound and gagged for a reason . . . I guess you'll just have to believe.
Narcoleptic Youth - Barbi in Bondage
Tying up Barbie dolls is a classic early warning sign.
Nashville Pussy - Beat Me Senseless
Pan-fried smut-metal that ain't the sharpest hook in the tackle box, but big brains aren't exactly the point here.
New York Dolls - Fishnets & Cigarettes
Arresting a mind ensnared in love, with hearts bound in shame, David Johansen, Syl Sylvain and their modern
version of the glam-rock Stones sing of pagan monkeys in dresses to rhyme with the title.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - O Children
Held in chains in a Harry Potter movie.
Nicki Minaj - One
Duct tape and related delights with Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
Nina Hagen - Revolution Ballroom
New wave / Wagner-on-acid diva best known for swooping covers (often in her native German) of weirdness like
"My Sweet Lord" (memo to George: stop spinning) and "TV-Glotzer" (aka the Tubes' "White Punks On Dope"),
her albums sport titles like Nunsexmonkrock and 14 Friendly Abductions.
Nirvana - Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip
Nirvana - Polly
"Asks me to untie her" doesn't usually work. And she's tied in chains in the new jam.
NOFX - S&M Airlines
A longstanding punk combo with an interesting idea on making those transcontinental journeys a lot more fun.
Norm Wooster Singers - Lovin' You
Lots and Lots
Tied up in knots in That Thing You Do.
NunSlaughter - Angelic Dread
"Devil metal," obviously.
Nurse with Wound - Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
"Blank Capsules of Embroidered Cellophane" is a side-long song.
Ohio Players - Pain
Ohio Players - Pleasure
Serious Seventies funk that made Prince's perversions look positively PG.
Old 97s - Salome
Untie his hands so he can find another lady, Rhett Miller whines.
Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
Olivia Newton-John - Tied Up
Let's hear it for Lycra!
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - I M B E C I L E, My Idiot Lover
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - She's in Love with a Whip - My Venus in Furs
Apocalyptic pop (?) from Sweden (!), definitely worth a click above to scope the vid.
Otis Redding - Chained and Bound
To her love, but that works great, too.
P.J. Harvey - Rid of Me
Tied legs = a triple-belted hobble skirt!
Pansy Division - James Bondage
Everyone's favorite queercore combo gets knotty.
Parliament - Handcuffs
Possessive, and even a chastity belt for George Clinton's funkadelicacies.
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Pat Benetar - Love Is a Battlefield
Another member of the "does she, or doesn't she?" club . . . "Hit Me" is often interpreted from a BDSM
perspective, and the same can certainly be said of her nervous reaction to finding herself in a straightjacket.
She's chained to his side in "Battlefield"
Paul and Linda McCartney - Oh Woman, Oh Why
Tied hands in the semi-reggae RAM outtake.
Paula Cole - Feeling Love
Sumptuously sexy, especially when she moans about being tied to the bed.
Payable on Death - P.O.D.
Christian metal with creative cover sentiments.
Penguins in Bondage
The YSU Frank Zappa Jazz Ensemble.
Pete Townshend - Politician
Whipping and tripping in the age of intuition. Also noted: the whip in the introduction to "Predictable" in
Phil Ochs - Pretty Smart On My Part
After leading his girl to the altar, he's going to "tie her all in leather" . . . not exactly a protest song at this
Phish - Sugar Shack
Drowned out by slithering stares, Trey is followed and chased and caught and tied up.
Pink Floyd - Dogs
Fitted with collar and chain.
Plasmatics - Sex Junkie
"Your first name is dirt / and your last name is sleaze." Fire up that chainsaw, Wendy!
Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Produced by Elvis Costello.
Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Police - King of Pain
Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger
With words screaming for submission, and logic that ties you up and rapes you, Andy, Stewart and Sting rework
XTC's "Making Plans for Nigel" and release versions of "De Do" in Spanish and Japanese, while "King" is
beloved by Fifty Shades of Grey fans, and "Wrapped" tells the tale of a master and servant who switch.
Poodle-Rock Cover Art Hall Of Fame!
All talk and no walk, but a welcome change from the Druids-discover-dope dreamscapes preferred by their 1970s
Pornorphans - Crimson
"My knees are painting crimson letters on your floor / Our little safety word is out of date, I'm sure." Think Garbage
without treacly pop overtones. From Finland, no less.
Portishead - All Mine
"Tethered and tied, there's no place to hide."
Power Station - Communication
This is supposed to be the "murderess" sleeve, but it's pretty hard to kill someone while blindfolded. Dig
the crop behind her behind, too.
Precious Metal - That Kind of Girl
Onstage, the female Def Leppard dressed like a fetish dream come true, acres of leather and rubber and heels
up to here . . . you can see them in all their latex glory in the otherwise-forgettable Rich Girl (which also co-stars
Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie).
Pretenders - Bad Boys Get Spanked
Pretenders - Up the Neck
"Spanked" is one of Chrissie Hynde's worst songs, but it was written while she was having an affair (see "The
Adultress") with Ray Davies, erstwhile leader of, er, ah, the Kinks. Then again, she claimed "Tattooed Love Boys"
is about the same guy as the one in "Spanked." Some scenesters are also partial to "Back on the Chain Gang."
Primitives - I Wanna Be Your Dog
First, find you favorite place.
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL - AINTTURNINROUND
Butterflies all tied up . . . maybe I'm just too demanding. And they're gagged and bound in the latest.
Procol Harum - She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
And "strapped me to her torture rack."
Puddle of Mudd - Control
Another contestant in the "bring back Nirvana" sweepstakes riffs away pleasurably and painfully on a favorite
Pulsars - Submission Song
Stylish surf guitar compensates for the Neil Diamond horns.
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
Queen - Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To . . .)
Queen - Dragon Attack
Queen - Let Me Entertain You
Queen - Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Queen - Somebody to Love
Freddie Mercury tried everything once . . . also see "She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)," "Fight From the
Inside," "Now I'm Here," "Fat-Bottomed Girls," "Liar," and "Tie Your Mother Down" for those seeking a flick of the
Queen Adreena - Kitty Collar Tight
"Kate Bush on crack" is a rousing recommendation around here, especially from an album called Drink Me from
a band that used to be called Daisy Chainsaw.
Rammstein - Bück Dich (Bend Down)
Germany's finest aggronauts produce an unholy wall of sound that makes Limp Bizkit the most aptly-named band
on the planet.
R.E.M. - Burning Down
R.E.M. - Drive
R.E.M. - Walk Unafraid
R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
Are those constraints really stilled? I first heard them as "steel."
Rasputina - AntiqueHighHeelRedDollShoes
Rasputina - Hunter's Kiss
Rasputina - Kinderhook Hoopskirt Works
Lovely ladies. Playing cellos. In corsets. There is a god. Also see Melora Creager's solo "Krakatowa" for more
slavery and handcuffs.
Ray Parker, Jr. - Bad Boy
Break out the leather and spank me, croons Mr. Ghostbuster.
Razed in Black - I Worship You
Razed in Black - I'll Damage You
Razed in Black - Master
Razed in Black - Oh My Goth!
Razed in Black - Whipped
Take pleasure in my hurt.
Recoil - Breath Control
Depeche Mode's Alan Wilder calls his latest Subhuman.
Red Lights - Venus in Furs
From Another Point of V.U. (Taste the Whip).
Redd Kross - Love Is Not
Redd Kross - S&M Party
The latter is fifty-eight seconds of giddy decadence from El Lay's power-poppin' punsters, while "Love" ties
chains around the singer who is sick of being free.
Reefer Madness - Little Mary Sunshine
"I feel a little naughty," Kristin Bell proclaims before pulling out the nipple clamps, branding irons, etc.
Whips and chains work for a lot of us, dear.
Robin Trower - Prisoner of Love
Finding those chains to bind him up and tie him down.
Robomusic - Just Try and Escape (Dominatrix Song)
A Weird Al-style parody of "The Pina Colada Song," of all utterly unlikely things.
Roger Steen - You Keep Me Tied Up
The Tubes' interstellar guitarist treads mondo-familiar turf on his superb solo effort, available here.
Roger Taylor - Closer to You
Down on his knees, Queen's drummer and ace auxiliary vocalist / songwriter finds himself
rhyming chains and insane.
Rolling Stones - Black and Blue
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
Rolling Stones - Slave
Rolling Stones - So Divine (Aladdin's Story)
Rolling Stones - So Young
Rolling Stones - Sweet Black Angel
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Rolling Stones - Tie You Up (The Pain Of Love)
Rolling Stones - Turd on the Run
Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
Rolling Stones - Undercover of the Night
Rolling Stones - When The Whip Comes Down
Rolling Stones - Whip's Crack and Tiger's Snarl
A case can be made to include "Claudine," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Honky Tonk Woman," "Bitch,"
"Memo From Turner," "Rocks Off," "Harlem Shuffle" and "If You Can't Rock Me" in this collection, but
nothing in their catalog can top (or bottom) Mick Jagger's onstage performances of "Midnight Rambler"
when he would literally beat the stage senseless with his scarf, demonstrating a much-too-practiced
touch. "Beast of Burden" is also the only song about BDSM on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
Rory Gallagher - Barley & Grape Rag
Ball and chain and acoustic shredding from the auditioned Mick Taylor replacement.
RTZ - There's Another Side
Bostonians haul out that ball and chain.
Runaways - Black Leather
Runaways - Saturday Night Special
Runaways - Trash Can Murders
On "Black Leather," the original bust-yer-cherry bombs cover the post-Rotten Sex Pistols, who returned the favor
by playing on the demo for Joan Jett's "I Love Rock and Roll," while Tonio K. and Earl Slick co-wrote "Saturday
Night Special." On their debut, "Dead End Justice" both defined and destroyed the teenage-girls-behind-bars
genre. Post-breakup, Joan and Lita Ford have already been discussed, while Cherie and / or Marie Currie's
hands are tied in "Elaine" and they're prisoners in "Prisoner" on Messin' With the Boys. In 2011, Shonen Knife,
Care Bears on Fire and the Ribeye Brothers covered these tunes on the superb double-disk Runaways tribute,
Take It or Leave It, that donates a chunk of the proceeds to the American Institute for Cancer Research in
memory of Sandy West. And Cherie's got a new one called "You Wreck Me" in which she's tying and / or tied up.
Rush - Freewill
Just for the "prisoner in chains" line.
Sadness - Evangelion
Sadness - Heretic
More twisted gothic metal madness.
Salad - Diminished Clothes
Salad - On A Leash
Marijne van der Vlugt sings couplets like "the polythene wigwam ritual / she's got a blue bikini / two kisses and
you're captive / like something from Fred Fellini" behind a fuzzy wall of joyful noisypop.
Sarah Brightman - Once In a Lifetime
Andrew Lloyd Weber's favorite diva makes like the Kate Bush of my dreams.
Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
I always wanted to run our information booth at Lilith.
Scorpions - No One Like You
Restrained feelings are the perfect starting place.
Seven Long Years - Slavery and Fuzz
Always a winning combo around these parts.
Sex Pistols - Leather Jacket
Sex Pistols - Submission
Johnny Rotten auditioned for the band by singing along with Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" on the jukebox in SEX,
Malcolm McLaren and Vivenne Westwood's circa-1975 London BDSM boutique. And don't miss the inflatable
rubber mask in The Filth and the Fury.
Sex Slaves - Bite Your Tongue
Sleaze-rockin' sentiments like "Thank God for Jack Daniels."
Shaggy - Freaky Girl
Chains and handcuffs get all whip-hop.
Shel Silverstein - Masochistic Baby
By day, a children-friendly crooner. By night, a Playboy cartoonist and singer of seriously-demented sonnets.
Shoes - A Thing of the Past
Hands are tied by the black vinyl-loving power-popsters.
Simple Minds - Our Secrets Are The Same
Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill wanted us to believe the above cover art was a reflection of their frustration over
this album being lost for four years in a spat with their record label. Uh huh. They also referred to their web site
as "sm.com," even though they didn't officially own that URL. Those adverse to vanilla sentiments will surely
love "Death by Chocolate." And they released a single in 2014 called "Blindfolded."
Sinéad O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
Bettie Page hair plus luscious latex dress equals dominatrix of the decade.
Sinmasters - Innocence Lost
Speaking of SM, hard to miss with a cover like that.
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Melt
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Venus in Furs
The original PVC-punk poetess (sorry, Patti) also happened to invent goth.
Sisters of Mercy - Kiss The Carpet
Great album title, too.
Slash - Beautiful Dangerous
"She went to a dark place," the Guns N’ Roses guitarist says of Fergie's portrayal of a crazed fan who ties
him to a bed, kisses him and teases him with a knife while clad in leather lingerie.
Slick Mahony - Go Grab My Belt
Bad girls need a spanking, baby.
Sliders - Coming Around
Pedestrian pop-rockers get a little confused on the topic when they sing about being tied to a ball and chain.
Smashing Pumpkins - Venus in Furs
Billy Corgan compounds his sins.
Smiths - Handsome Devil
Getting hands on mammary glands, and cracking whips because you deserve it.
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice on a long, black leash is a cherished career for many.
Sonic Youth - Anti-Orgasm
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Kim Gordon can be my slave any time.
Another great name, song suggestions welcome.
Spanking Charlene - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Spanking Charlene - Tie Me Up
The 2012 winners of Little Steven's "Best Unsigned Band" sweepstakes ask, Where Are the Freaks?
Right here, obviously.
Sparks - Something For The Girl With Everything
Sparks - Whippings and Apologies
"You see, of late, she's been quite speechless." Gilbert and Sullivan take ecstasy, and really, really like it!
Spın̈al Tap - Bitch School
Spın̈al Tap - Christmas with the Devil
Spın̈al Tap - Smell the Glove
For everyone who still goes to 11.
Steely Dan - I Can't Function
A lashing tongue, tied hands, and April fools getting run down.
Steve Wynn - Kool Thing
Steve Wynn - Ribbons and Chains
Steve Wynn - We Don't Talk About It
The Dream Syndicator sings about things that tie you in knots.
Stone Temple Pilots - Wicked
Chains that bind you while drinking from naked fountains.
Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Painslut paragon Iggy Pop was playing with broken glass and peanut butter long before Sid Vicious started wearing
a chain and padlock around his neck. And there's the touch of evil, and the guy on a leash, in "Free and Freaky."
Strapps - Prisoner Of Your Love
Obscure 1970s Australian rock gang had great graphic sense.
Strokes - Is This It
Their name explained on this U.K. cover.
Strung Out - Ultimate Devotion
A temper like a whip and a riding-crop grip, among other necessities.
Stryper - Set Me Free
L.A.'s god squad cranks the Sweet's "gagged, bound and chained" number on their trib disk, The Covering.
SuperHeavy - Warring People
Mick Jagger is always in pain about about whips and chains.
Surf Punks - Water Sports
The "No Fat Chicks" Malibu beach brats enthusiastically discuss golden showers, wetsuits, trouser trout / fish,
bondage and S&M while interjecting cool piano fills throughout.
Susanna Hoffs - Circus Girl
Blindfold! Goddess! Makes you faint! An ordinary woman who risks everything.
Suzi Quatro - Skin Tight Skin
Jurrasic-leather glam goddess / bassist from Detroit moved to England and promptly ate Slade for breakfast, spit out
T. Rex for lunch and snacked on Ziggy Stardust when she wasn't inspiring virtually every woman on this list with her
silk-sash-bash bravado. Her cover of the Stones / Beatles' "I Wanna Be Your Man" is a femdom classic.
Swans - Raping a Slave
Brutal no-wave metal played at ear-exploding volumes.
Sweet - Set Me Free
Sweet - The Lies in Your Eyes
The first line of the ballroom blitzkrieg's 1974 glitter blockbuster Sweet Fanny Adams is "gagged, bound and chained,"
while "whips and chains don't leave no trace" on / in "The Lies in Your Eyes." Later delved into sensory deprivation
with "Love Is Like Oxygen." Honorable mention (U.K. glitter division): the chains in Alvin Stardust's "My Co Ca Choo."
Switchblade Symphony - Drool
"Yes, you scream and you shout / girl, you'll never get out." Think post-irony Grace Slick in black lace.
T Bone Burnett - Twenty Twenty
For the obvious sleeve, but I'm always partial to anyone who works with Tonio K. and covers Marilyn Monroe's
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend."
Ted Nugent - Bound and Gagged
Ted Nugent - Love Grenade
Ted Nugent - Tied Up In Love
The world's most famous archery addict is no slouch when it comes to bedroom guitarzan gymnastics.
Television - Poor Circulation
A straightjacket, a stripping nurse, and your sweet tongue entertain NYC's most talented punks.
That Dog - Gagged and Tied
Alternative lives! Honorable mention: Butthole Surfers.
That Guy Sibry - The Spank Song
"When I spank you, you'll say, 'thank you.'"
They Might Be Giants - Old Pine Box
Handcuffs that won't lock are always a bummer.
Thin Lizzy - S&M
Black roses were this Irish band's default logo (not to mention the title of the album from which this song hails),
and now we know why.
Three Days Grace - Pain
When the lights go out, you'll understand.
Tied and Tickled Trio
Skittish German electronica / dub / jazz.
Tim Buckley - Make It Right
By the 1970s, Jeff's father was a dangerously-decadent reformed folkie who was singing about "Moulin Rouge"
long before Nicole Kidman was even born.
Tim Minchin - If I Didn't Have You
Girls more open to spanking are the pianist's objective.
Tina and the Total Babes - Tongue
Wishful thinking, but She's So Tuff blasts along admirably.
Tina Arena - Chains
A slow-burn soul sacrifice from Australia's answer to Celine Dion.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Refugee
"Kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom" sounds like a lot of first dates around here. Also noted:
"Black Leather Woman," "Tweeter and the Monkey Man," and the dog collar in / on "Spike."
Tom Smith - Callisto
A Xena: Warrior Princess homage to the tune of John Denver's "Calypso."
Tommy Bolin - Whips and Roses
The great guitarist's double-CD comp with an excellent title.
Tonio K. - The Ballad of the Night the Clocks All Quit (and the Government Failed)
John the Baptist gets his hands tied up by Uncle Sam, notes this fellow farm boy from central California.
Tony MacAlpine - Edge of Insanity
Squealophonic guitar shenanigans with no redeeming value beyond the cover.
Tori Amos - Abnormally
Attracted to Sin
Tori Amos - Crucify
Tori Amos - Frog on My Toe
Tori Amos - In Your Room
Tori Amos - Leather
Tori Amos - Pandora's Aquarium
Strange little girl, indeed. On the one hand, she's a prominent supporter of RAINN, the sex assault hotline, but then
there's "Spark" ("you say you don't want it / again and again / but you don't / don't really mean it."), see video stills
above, not to mention the clips for "Caught a Lite Sneeze" and "Jackie's Strength." One of the many conceits of
Strange Little Girls, her exploration of male misogyny via cover songs, is a series of "characters" through whom
Tori channels her performance; for the virtual chanteuse of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love," she says, "She's a little fetish
girl; she's into BDSM. It's all about power with her." Amos has also admitted that "I've traversed those areas in my
own life, and, God, it was devouring, on both sides." Amen. P.S. nice posture collar on the covers of Midwinter
Graces and "A Silent Night With You."
Tracorum - Venus in Furs
Speaking of Tori, here's a piano version of the Velvet's anthem.
Trent Willmon - Surprise
His friend was handcuffed to his bed.
Trike - The Spanking Machine
Mooning moms, and a cameo from God.
Don't Touch Me There
Tubes - Mondo Bondage
Tubes - Only the Strong Survive
Tubes - Stand Up and Shout
Tubes - Suffer for Sound
Tubes - What Do You Want From Life
"The smell of burning leather / as we hold each other tight" . . . 30 years later, Fee Waybill still wears a leather
hood when he sings "Mondo Bondage" onstage, while "Don't Touch Me There" duetess Re Styles posed in
rubber stockings on the back of the Tubes' first album. Hard to be more explicit, or more fun. And Lizzy Borden
does a nice cover of "Don't Touch Me There" with Besty Weiss helping out.
Tuscadero - Latex Dominatrix
Peppy powerpop and BDSM don't generally mix, but any band named after Suzi Quatro's Leather Tuscadero
character on Happy Days is onto something.
Ultra Vivid Scene - The Mercy Seat
Almost everything else on Kurt Ralske's debut album, especially "She Screamed" and "You Didn't Say Please,"
qualifies for this compilation in a major fashion. Also note the teeth-eye view of the toothbrush through the duct tape.
Uncle Tupelo - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Acoustic weirdness is always applauded here.
United States of America - I Wouldn't Leave My Wooden Wife For You, Sugar
One of the very first electronica bands came from the psychotica 1960s and gave Lou Reed serious competition
in terms of both twisted lyrics and playing leads on ring modulator.
Unknown Hinson - Baby Let's Play Rough
Getting those cuffs tightened by a man who appreciates your darker side.
U2 - With or Without You
Tied hands, bruised body, and the bed of nails for that super-kink touch. Chains appear in "I Still Haven't Found
What I'm Looking For" and "Corpse."
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
Bound to the tracks of the train.
Van Halen - Black and Blue
Van Halen - House of Pain
Van Halen - Spanked
The Helmut Newton poster of David Lee Roth chained to a fence that came with Women and Children First,
not to mention Bettie Page on the cover and CD of DLR Band, rocked the roll conclusively. And yes, two of
these are Sammy songs, but see the Montrose entry.
Various Artists - Gothic Erotica
Six CDs of old-school goth, featuring everyone from Nico, Iggy and Lydia Lunch to Gene Loves Jezebel, Red
Lorry Yellow Lorry, Athamay and Psychic TV, plus dozens more, not to mention a cover suitable for downloading
all by itself.
Various Artists - A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box
Four CDs of old-school goth, featuring everyone from Alien Sex Fiend to Clan Of Xymox, plus dozens more,
not to mention a cover suitable for downloading all by itself.
Various Artists - Copulatin' Blues
Various Artists - Risqué Rhythms
For those interested in the history of this particular art form, these compilations of pre- and post-war rhythms
put the "blue" back into the blues.
Various Artists - Strip Jointz
Various Artists - Strip Jointz Rocks
Various Artists - Strip Jointz Vol. 2
Various Artists - Take It Off! Strip Tease Classics
Four great soundtracks to accompany the intentional removal of clothing by its wearer. Take It Off! is classic
big-band burlesque (including "The Stripper" and the theme from Gypsy, "Shivas Regal"), Strip Jointz and
Vol. 2 lean toward funky soul from the likes of Rick James, Marvin Gaye, LaBelle, Bell Biv DeVoe and Sir
Mix-A-Lot, while Rocks takes its cue from the sound system at the clubs mentioned in Mötley Crüe's "Girls,
Girls, Girls" (the lead-off track), including several selections from the Bondage Jukebox, plus big-bang-boom
faves like Billy Squier, Duran Duran and even that ol' panty pirate, Tom Jones ("You Can Leave Your Hat On").
Velvet Underground and Nico - Venus In Furs
Lou Reed scared me in the best possible ways (like naming this band and song after erotica books), but
what's really frightening is the thought of Jackson Browne getting his big break as the teenage lover of
femme fatale Nico.
Venus and the Razorblades - Crack the Whip
I especially like the line about the trust-fund bully.
Venus in Furs - Baby's On Fire
Velvet Goldmine band glams it on with an ace Eno cover.
Vibrators - I Need a Slave
Vibrators - Whips and Furs
Cruising in a black Cadillac with the title in the back.
Vice Squad - Latex Love
Punk and disorderly, but how can you miss with Beki Bondage on lead vocals? Her tribute album, Cold Turkey,
looks great in the CD case with her name blasting off the spine in huge capital letters.
Vicious Pink - Fetish
Alas, not a cover of the Joan Jett song of the same name, but worthwhile in its own right.
Warren Zevon - Poor Poor Pitiful Me
When girls ask me to beat them at the Hyatt House, I tend to want to talk about it. Sadly, Linda Ronstadt didn't,
and sang the original lyrics about "a boy in the Vieux Carres / Down in Yokohama / He picked me up and he
threw me down / He said, 'Please don't hurt me, mama.'" Honorable mentions for "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing
School" ("down on my knees in pain") and "For My Next Trick, I'll Need a Volunteer" ("put me in chains").
W.A.S.P. - B.A.D.
W.A.S.P. - On Your Knees
W.A.S.P. - The Torture Never Stops
For the grand finale of their early shows, Blackie Lawless and his droogies wheeled out the rack featured on their
first album cover, only containing a topless lady instead of the stupid skeleton. Later, this concept was expanded
to crosses, nuns and related Alice Cooperisms. "B.A.D." stands for "bondage and discipline." Well, whaddya
expect from a band whose name is purportedly an acronym for "We Are Sexual Perverts"?
Weird Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise
Weird Al Yankovic - Good Old Days
Weird Al Yankovic - Party in the C.I.A.
Weird Al Yankovic - Perform This Way
Tying your high-school girlfriend to a chair and shaving off all her hair is always a pleasant memory on this playlist,
while handcuffs click in "CIA," straightjackets appear in his Lady Gaga trib, and he gets medieval on your heinie in
Wendy O. Williams - Priestess
Produced by Gene Simmons of Kiss (who also did the honors for Van Halen's early demos), the late W.O.W. is
definitely a missing link between W.A.S.P. and the Who, among other inestimable cultural contributions (see
Whip Culture - Pleasure Generation
Electroclash entertainment with titles like "Robot Love."
Two bands have used this name, song suggestions welcome.
White Coffin Terror - Silent Night, Deadly Night
Virgins in chains screaming in agony . . . my kind of XXXmas!
Who - Cousin Kevin
Who - We're Not Gonna Take It
Tied to that chair, you won't go anywhere . . . put in your earplugs, pull down your eyeshades, you know where to
put the cork!
William Control - Strangers
Also noted on Hate Culture: "The Whipping Haus."
X - Adult Books
X - Back 2 the Base
X - Everybody
X - White Girl
Long-living El Lay lovers John Doe and Exene Cervenka catalog the travails of sex and dying in high society with wit,
wisdom and a tragic desperation that mixes up the Doors, rockabilly riffs and locomotive-breath rhythmic propulsion
to make their music eminently go bang, as well as squish, groan and scream. When it comes to raunchy romantic
relationships, these classics and others from Wild Gift, including "The Once Over Twice" and "When Our Love
Passed Out On The Couch," are as seminal as they (er) come. A dominatrix and a muzzle appear in "Everybody."
Shut up and smoke.
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage! Up Yours
The Class of '77 British punk-rockers loved to stalk normalcy on the streets of London dressed in bondage apparel,
a trend that unfortunately never caught on in the States.
X_X - No Non ¢S / A.
No Wave Cleveland refugees from the Electric Eels
Xzibit - Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair)
"I just want to fuck you," her clueless boyfriend insists.
Yello - Tied Up
From the "Oh Yeah" tribe (Ferris Bueller's Day Off).
Yesterday and Today (Y&T) - Lipstick and Leather
Black and red made a mess of my head, too.
ZZ Top - Got Me Under Pressure
Some hear the lyrics as "she likes whips and chains," while others swear they're singing "she likes wimps that change."
Sites with similar sentiments
Bondage Music Ltd.
Music for Bondage Clubs
Obligatory Bondage Songs
Pleasures of the Torture Chamber: BDSM in Music
Music to Tie For
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