Framed

Aretha Franklin, Framed

Framed

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Lady GaGa -- last week's featured artist right here in Framed -- is a hard act to follow, but we think we're on to something by bringing you Aretha Franklin this week. Aretha, of course, is universally known  as the Queen of Soul and last year, Rolling Stone named her the best singer of all time. Her honors, somewhat like ours, are nearly endless. The lady has won 20 Grammys, including Lifetime Achievement and Living Legend Grammys. Unsurprisingly, she was also the first woman inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Our video is "Freeway of Love," a single off her 1985 album, Who's Zoomin' Who? that hit #3 and won Aretha one of her many Grammys. The video takes us to her hometown of Detroit, which evidently used to be some sort of manufacturing center, for a rollickin' good time! You're certain to enjoy it, as well as our captions, so sit, scroll, and have fun!

 

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1 -- "What the...? Snarehead? Here?!!"

 

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2 -- Goodyear brazenly displays a running total of the pounds of toxic chemicals it releases every year. For kicks!

 

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3 -- "Remember, men, we can do a so-so job here because our government is now committed to an inefficient socialist paradise."

 

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4 -- Back in the day, the Romantics had funny haircuts!

 

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5 -- Americans were stunned when Ford got out of the car business in order to serve the country's giant steel phallus needs!

 

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6 -- Frustrated motorists finally opted to just take a lot of drugs.

 

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7 -- "And are you bringing in any fruits or vegetables? 'Cause I could go for a nice, juicy tangelo right about now."

 

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8 -- Detroit -- seen here just before the president ordered its nuclear destruction because, in his words, "why not"? -- used to be pretty cool!

 

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9 -- "Holy smokes! The promised Pumpkinhead vs. Snarehead battle is taking place just outside the borders of this picture!"

 

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10 -- It's not often that tires get "lucky."

 

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11 -- "What's that?  Aretha has declared herself 'The Boss' and seized me as chattel?!"

 

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12 -- "Holy smokes! Pumpkinhead is even more powerful than we thought!  And where did those naked Frederick's of Hollywood models come from?"

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