The Time I was Rick Rolled (Before Rick Rolling was a Thing)

When I was about 13 or 14 years old, I got money for a Christmas or my birthday.  I can’t remember why I got the money.  So I decided to buy George Michael’s Faith album.  I had liked George Michael since his days with Wham!  My favorite song when I was my youngest son’s age was “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.”

On the Faith album, there was a song called “I want Your Sex.”  I was so naive so I didn’t think anything of that song.  Well, soon after I bought the album the tape in the cassette tape decided to break.  We went back to return the tape.

Grandma had not seen the tape when I bought it but when we got to the store she had seen the names of the songs.  Boy was she mad at me.  I was not suppose to be listening to songs about sex at my young age.

I was not allowed to buy another Faith album.  I was allowed to return it and get a different album by a different artist.

So what did I get instead?  I ended up with Rick Astley’s “Whenever You Need Somebody.”  I can remember opening that cassette tape and my grandpa playing it on the radio of his Astro Van.

I was Rick Rolled by my grandma.  To be honest, I liked the album at that point in my life.

I think the Faith album was the first album I ever bought.  If my boys bought something like that I would be so upset.  It was not an appropriate album for my age.

This was the time I was Rick Rolled.

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3 responses to “The Time I was Rick Rolled (Before Rick Rolling was a Thing)”

  1. […] George Michael‘s death really hit me hard. He defined my childhood.  From “Wake Me up When You Go Go” to “Faith.” […]

  2. […] the name of the album.  They made me return the album and get a more suitable tape.  Here is the link to the whole […]

  3. […] I got in trouble for buying George Michael’s Faith album after they saw the title of the songs on the cassette. We had to return the cassette because it was broken. They made me buy Rick Astley’s tape instead. (The Time I was Rick Rolled) […]

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