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Twenty Years Later, Is 'Darling Nikki' Still Shocking?

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Twenty Years Later, Is 'Darling Nikki' Still Shocking?

Twenty Years Later, Is 'Darling Nikki' Still Shocking?

Twenty Years Later, Is 'Darling Nikki' Still Shocking?

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Twenty years since it first scandalized parents and legislators, Prince's racy song "Darling Nikki" has been re-made by rock trio Foo Fighters. Although the new tune has topped local radio request charts, Washington Post writer Hank Stuever says the new "Nikki" fails to shock in a world so full of the lewd.

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