WICKED MAN * HORACE SEATON * BLUE BEAT 289 * UK
Horace Seaton sings "wicked man, we call you Babylon." These wicked men are undesirable, not good (wicked) as in its latter altered use the word similar to bad, which also came to be used, originally by Afro American and Jamaican hipsters, as meaning its opposite i.e.: good. Interestingly this exchanging or reversing the meaning of words prefigured, in a popular sense, the current vogue of understanding things in their opposite state, as in scruffy is the new smart, rich is the new poor, and, more pertinently, left is now the old right.
See also: Rub It Down
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