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Dept of Censorship of Pop Music.

Yesterday (Thur., 10 Nov.) I heard another egregious example, on "Doug FM," of how the FCC has forced U.S. radio stations to play bowdlerized versions of classic songs. (They're doing it for current -- and admittedly more blue -- hits as well, viz. Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You", turned into "Forget You," and Enrique Iglesias's "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)," cleaned up for broadcast as "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)".)

Yes, the "shit" in Pink Floyd's "Money" ("Don't give me no goody-goody bullshit") and in Aerosmith's "Mama Kin" ("The way I see it, you gotta say shit") is elided out; and I can't remember the last time I've heard Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog," with its chorus of "Now you're messin' with a sonofabitch," on commercial radio.

But the radio-friendly version of Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" is especially stupid, what with the line about "Some days I just pray to the god of sex, drums and rock 'n' roll."

Um. "Sex, drums and rock 'n' roll." Riiiiiight.

That this was done to a number sung by the guy who played Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (care to join me in a chorus of "Hot Patootie -- Bless My Soul," anyone..?) is especially -- um, ironic.

Damn. I wish the nannies and Mrs. Grundys would leave my music the hell alone.



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