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  1. Donation buckky
    Filthy sinner
    14 Aug '11 16:07
    " Young Girl" by Gary Pucket and the Union Gap would never fly today. "Run for you life" by the Beatles would be banned from any air play. What are some other songs that could not be done today ?
  2. 15 Aug '11 00:10
    Originally posted by buckky
    " Young Girl" by Gary Pucket and the Union Gap would never fly today. "Run for you life" by the Beatles would be banned from any air play. What are some other songs that could not be done today ?
    "Under my thumb" by the Stones no doubt would draw condemnation from all quarters had it been composed today, I'd imagine it'd be interpreted as an anthem to machismo which glorified the submission of women.

    There are also a bunch of songs out there whose lyrics seem worryingly stalkerish, perhaps best exemplified by the Police's "every breath you take".
  3. 15 Aug '11 18:42
    Originally posted by buckky
    " Young Girl" by Gary Pucket and the Union Gap would never fly today. "Run for you life" by the Beatles would be banned from any air play. What are some other songs that could not be done today ?
    "Ain't nobody's business" as sung by Billie Holiday:

    ...But I'd rather my man would hit me
    Than follow him to jump up and quit me
    Ain't nobody's business if I do
    I swear I won't call no copper
    If I'm beat up by my papa
    Ain't nobody's business if I do
  4. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    15 Aug '11 20:25
    Originally posted by buckky
    " Young Girl" by Gary Pucket and the Union Gap would never fly today. "Run for you life" by the Beatles would be banned from any air play. What are some other songs that could not be done today ?
    Yeah, This song would never fly today:

    YouTube


    GRANNY.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    16 Aug '11 08:40
    Frank Zappa's "Magdalena", from the Just Another Band From L.A. album 1972, written by Howard Kaylan and Frank Zappa. Actually, there maybe a few other Zappa titles that'd qualify for a "Er... no thank you anymore, 2011" Award
  6. 19 Aug '11 12:40
    I read an article about the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing" recently. Apparently it's banned from Canadian radio stations because of its use of a certain derogatory term for homosexuals.
  7. 19 Aug '11 14:30
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    There are also a bunch of songs out there whose lyrics seem worryingly stalkerish, perhaps best exemplified by the Police's "every breath you take".
    Erm... you do realise that that was intentional? Including the "worrying" bit? It's not supposed to be a glorification.

    Richard
  8. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    19 Aug '11 16:12
    The Stranglers, Golden Brown, from the 80's...a song 'celebrating' heroin. Great keyboards mind...
  9. 26 Aug '11 19:40
    (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka caused quite a stir while I was in high school as there were groups insisting the "My" be changed to "Our". I thought it was quite silly. A couple of songs, "Every Breath You Take" and "I Will Be Your Shadow in the Street" would definitely be creepy stalker tunes today. "I Get Around" with the lyric "it wouldn't be right to leave YOUR BEST GIRL home on a Saturday night" would be met with much disapproval by women for sure.
  10. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    06 Sep '11 12:10
    "Stinkfist" by Tool was origonally banned from Wallmart because of it's suggestiveness.

    Tool no doubt have gained a great deal by being "in your face" in their early years, and then only putting out an album every 4 or 5 years as opposes to someone like Zappa whopumped 'em out every few months for awhile.
  11. 07 Sep '11 15:46
    I find Tool unlistenable.
  12. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    07 Sep '11 21:43
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    I find Tool unlistenable.
    Blasphemy!!
    Remove that man from the site immediately!!
    ( 😉 )
  13. 10 Sep '11 05:47
    My head hurts, my feet stink and I don't love Jesus - Jerry Jeff Walker
  14. 11 Sep '11 20:58
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Blasphemy!!
    Remove that man from the site immediately!!
    ( 😉 )
    I did try--really. A young co-worker insisted I give them a listen and I did. I'm old and a curmudgeon, but the problem was I couldn't understand a word of the lyrics. Maybe it's a generation gap thing.
  15. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    11 Sep '11 22:02
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    I did try--really. A young co-worker insisted I give them a listen and I did. I'm old and a curmudgeon, but the problem was I couldn't understand a word of the lyrics. Maybe it's a generation gap thing.
    Maybe. I find they are one of those bands that once you get a taste for them, nothing else satisfies.

    BTW I've started playing "Wish You Were Here" on the streets again 😉