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Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War  
User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Hi there,
I have just heard a report on
German radio about certain songs
and music which have been quietly
censored because of the upcoming
war recently and after the 9/11
tragedy.
In most cases they are songs promoting
peace in the world.
The most prominent song being
John Lenon's Imagine.
Amongst others, "A Little Peace"
and "99 Red Balloons" by German singers
Nicole and Nena respectively.
Ever tried to request your local FM station
airplay of these songs and others promoting
peace at this time??
Any other songs that you know, wouldn't
have airplay at this time in the US??

Best wishes,
Advanced



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User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

The DW report says there are about
150 songs censored from US airwaves
at this time because of the reasons
mentioned above.
Regards,
Advanced


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

um nope, i hear the same old stuff on the radio that was playing before 9/11. i havent noticed a change at all.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

Actually there were around 150 songs banned right away. REM's It's the end of the world as we know it and Frank Sinatra's New York, New York come to mind. Censorship is ridiculous, and that's why I haven't listened to commercial radio since late 1997.

Alex.



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8199 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

In the first Gulf War, the BBC circulated a list of songs that were deemed inappropriate and therefore banned. It was so oversensitive, it was hilarious. The obvious ones were Merry Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon, but also stuff like I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight (Cutting Crew) and my favourite, I'm On Fire (B Springsteen).


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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

I was just thinking about that, Cedarjet. I think another one was "In the air tonight" by Phil Collins.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Can anyone show me where it says that these songs are officially banned by a government order? Or is this simply that radio stations have decided not to play them?

Charles


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4010 times:

There was a thing going around after 9/11 that Clear Channel (America's largest shitty radio monopoly) had sent a list of verboten songs to its affiliates, but that was just an urban legend.

I caught "99 Red Balloons" on VH1 Classic yesterday. My band covers it (in German) and we sure as hell won't stop.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3991 times:

I consider censorship the governmental control of the information circulated within a society.
Does the British government have have any say or control over BBC?

NoUFO



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 3982 times:

This dosen't suprise me one bit.
Our government has created a mass paroniod state.

It's bedtime for democracy.  Sad



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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Does anybody remember this song by Sugarcult "...today I changed, too late 'cause everyone feels the same...everybody's talkin' about blowin up the neighborhood..." in my area, it was played a lot before 9/11 and then afterwards it took a vacation.

Bush(the band) had a song called "Speed kills" released shortly before 9/11 but then changed it to "The people that we love". In all fairness, I can't say it was because of 9/11 because the line "The things we do to the people that we love" is repeated often in the song.

blink



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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

show some proof of it please, cause i dont see any.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Censorship?.

Did any of the egg heads who came up with this theory watch the Grammys last Night, how many Anti-War speeches were there. Too many IMO but it's their right to speak what they believe , even on National tv.

So I poo poo on the censorship theory.



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