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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2018, 09:50:24 AM »

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/03/entertainment/kanye-radio-boycott-begins-trnd/index.html

Update now a Detroit radio station is going after Kanye West over a rant he made on TMZ.

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"We are over it. We don't want to hear Kanye's music, we don't want to play Kanye on our show, we don't want to talk about Kanye anymore," they said. "So we are taking a stand and we aren't playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform."
The hosts said their decision followed West's controversial statements about slavery, adding the hashtag #MuteKanye.



On Tuesday, West appeared at TMZ's headquarters, where he said: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... For 400 years? That sounds like a choice."

During the Thursday morning radio show, Shay Shay also called West "reckless" for saying icons like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are "too far in the past and not relatable."
The Detroit hip-hop station is not alone.
On Wednesday, New York City radio host Ebro Darden appeared on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon to discuss West's comments, where Lemon said the rapper "doesn't know history."
The next morning, Hot 97, where Darden's show airs, "'The Kanye boycott has begun.'"

Being that he and R. Kelly are from Chicago (and I never cared much for either), will their hometown stations be the exceptions to their respective bans?
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2018, 10:08:08 AM »

Compared to 1991, radio stations were uncomfortable with "black or white" by Michael Jackson, due to lyrics about race relations, hatred and bias, and socio-political commentary about American society.

The only thing controversial about Black or White was the second half of the music video for the song, which is why it was rarely seen after being aired for the first time.  Black or White was a call for racial harmony.  You may have this confused with other MJ songs.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #77 on: May 04, 2018, 11:09:19 AM »

I agree.  The video was the issue with Black or White, since he spent 5 minutes continuously grabbing his crotch.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #78 on: May 04, 2018, 11:36:34 AM »

I agree.  The video was the issue with Black or White, since he spent 5 minutes continuously grabbing his crotch.

...and destroying a car.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2018, 10:43:58 PM »

“Life in the Fast Lane” contains the line “we’ve been up and down this highway, haven’t seen a goddamn thing.” I’ve never heard it censored.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #81 on: June 03, 2018, 08:43:21 AM »

“Life in the Fast Lane” contains the line “we’ve been up and down this highway, haven’t seen a goddamn thing.” I’ve never heard it censored.

I never heard it censored until the past few years.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2018, 08:45:19 AM »

The distributors of 'American Top 40' rebroadcasts from the '80s actually censored the word 'whoring' in "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene. Stations around here played this line without any problems in the '80s.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2018, 04:37:57 PM »

During the 1980s, the three pop-music radio stations in Salt Lake City had gentleman's agreement to never play Olivia Newton-John's "Physical."

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/595087294/Night-of-nostalgia-for-Newton-John-fans.html
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« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2018, 09:19:53 PM »

During the 1980s, the three pop-music radio stations in Salt Lake City had gentleman's agreement to never play Olivia Newton-John's "Physical."

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/595087294/Night-of-nostalgia-for-Newton-John-fans.html

I almost never heard "Physical" on the radio in Cincinnati, even during all those weeks it was #1. The only time I remember hearing it on the radio was when a local station (WLW, I think) played the song that was #1 during each Super Bowl, as that was the first time the Bengals made the Super Bowl. But my mom joined an exercise club that made her buy a record of the song. Judging by local airplay, I would have guessed the Foreigner song that was #2 all those weeks hit #1 instead.

Also, I've never heard "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry on Cincinnati radio, even though it was #1 for weeks.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #85 on: June 09, 2018, 11:04:17 AM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #86 on: June 09, 2018, 11:11:07 AM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #87 on: June 09, 2018, 11:41:47 AM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2018, 01:17:59 AM »

I recorded a morning show on Clear Channel's (iHeart's) KJR-FM, Seattle in the months before and after Janet Jackson's left breast, and so I have both the uncensored and censored versions of Pink Floyd's "Money."

However, after all these years, no one has noticed a line towards the end of ZZ Top's "Legs":  "Oh I want her.  Shit, I gotta have her.  The girl is alright."  I've never heard it censored on radio or MTV.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #89 on: June 11, 2018, 09:08:28 AM »

However, after all these years, no one has noticed a line towards the end of ZZ Top's "Legs":  "Oh I want her.  Shit, I gotta have her.  The girl is alright."  I've never heard it censored on radio or MTV.

I've heard it censored, but only recently.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2018, 11:19:32 AM »

I've heard the word "drugs" censored before on the Top 40 stations in my area.  Dead serious.

Bonneville Broadcasting stations always censor this.

One thing I never understood was the censoring the word "god" in "god damn."  The Panic! At The Disco saone "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" had god censored out of the phrase.

I Remember as a kid watching The China Syndrome on TV, and they changed "jesus christ" to "judas priest."  Ugh.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2018, 11:28:11 AM »

I Remember as a kid watching The China Syndrome on TV, and they changed "jesus christ" to "judas priest."
They made the exact same edit in a TV version of Back to the Future.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2018, 12:36:51 PM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
Do you really believe KidHick™ is some kind of poet-laureate?
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2018, 12:50:17 PM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
Do you really believe KidHick™ is some kind of poet-laureate?
I'm presenting a counter-point to the position that it's over-hated.  It's hated as much as one should hate a song that rhymes "things" with "things."
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2018, 02:13:17 PM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
Do you really believe KidHick™ is some kind of poet-laureate?
I'm presenting a counter-point to the position that it's over-hated.  It's hated as much as one should hate a song that rhymes "things" with "things."

I won't say I "hated" it: I just didn't care for it.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #95 on: June 11, 2018, 02:28:59 PM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
Do you really believe KidHick™ is some kind of poet-laureate?
I'm presenting a counter-point to the position that it's over-hated.  It's hated as much as one should hate a song that rhymes "things" with "things."

I won't say I "hated" it: I just didn't care for it.

Oh, I hate it.  With the fury of a thousand white-hot suns.

OK, just one white-hot sun.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #96 on: June 12, 2018, 06:51:05 AM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
"Light My Fire" by the Doors has the lines "Come on baby light my fire / Try to set the night on fire", which constitutes rhyming "fire" with "fire".  Even classic songs have dopey lyrics sometimes.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #97 on: June 12, 2018, 08:53:38 AM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
Do you really believe KidHick™ is some kind of poet-laureate?
I'm presenting a counter-point to the position that it's over-hated.  It's hated as much as one should hate a song that rhymes "things" with "things."

I won't say I "hated" it: I just didn't care for it.

Oh, I hate it.  With the fury of a thousand white-hot suns.

OK, just one white-hot sun.

If I wanted to listen to Warren Zevon, I wouldn't listen to Kid Rock.
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #98 on: June 12, 2018, 08:57:44 AM »

Does Kid Rock's All Summer Long still get bleeped out?

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Not around here, at least; then again, I've never heard it bleeped out to begin with.  Rip-offs of other songs notwithstanding, I've always felt that song was over-hated; it's just an average song that was never supposed to be profound.

The song rhymes “things” with “things.”
Do you really believe KidHick™ is some kind of poet-laureate?
I'm presenting a counter-point to the position that it's over-hated.  It's hated as much as one should hate a song that rhymes "things" with "things."

I won't say I "hated" it: I just didn't care for it.

Oh, I hate it.  With the fury of a thousand white-hot suns.

OK, just one white-hot sun.

If I wanted to listen to Warren Zevon, I wouldn't listen to Kid Rock.

What if you wanted to listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd, though?
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Re: Radio stations that banned "dirty" songs
« Reply #99 on: June 12, 2018, 08:58:57 AM »

Even classic songs have dopey lyrics sometimes.
Yes, such as "ever-changing world in which we live in" from Live and Let Die.

Kid Rock still sucks, though.
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