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Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:39 pm

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,
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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:46 pm

The DW report says there are about
150 songs censored from US airwaves
at this time because of the reasons
mentioned above.
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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:44 am

um nope, i hear the same old stuff on the radio that was playing before 9/11. i havent noticed a change at all.
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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 1:44 am

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.

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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 1:50 am

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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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 2:14 am

I was just thinking about that, Cedarjet. I think another one was "In the air tonight" by Phil Collins.
 
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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 2:16 am

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?

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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:35 am

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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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c

Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:24 am

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?

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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:36 am

This dosen't suprise me one bit.
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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 6:26 am

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.

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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:51 am

show some proof of it please, cause i dont see any.
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RE: Censored Music In The US After 9/11 & B/c Of War

Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:44 am

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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