RE: [acid-jazz] Songs for peace/protest

From: adario (
Date: 2003-03-05 01:04:56

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    > As you may, or may not, know the broadcasting conglomerate Clear
    > Chanel has a long list of song's its actually banned from being
    > aired on their many thousands of radio stations. So, basically,
    > nobody is hearing any songs that might even hint at a
    > pro-peace/anti-war stance (and this is with all due respect to
    > those out there that agree with the Chicken Hawks that we should
    > bomb'em).

    There was an article about this in the NY Times recently. Bigups to Gilles
    for dropping the Isley Brothers version of "Ohio" on the "Incredible Sounds
    Of" CD. Oh, hey, there's another cover, Velanche.

    a dario
    The Trouble With Corporate Radio: The Day the Protest Music Died

    Pop music played a crucial role in the national debate over the Vietnam War.
    By the late 1960's, radio stations across the country were crackling with
    blatantly political songs that became mainstream hits. After the National
    Guard killed four antiwar demonstrators at Kent State University in Ohio in
    the spring of 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recorded a song, simply
    titled "Ohio," about the horror of the event, criticizing President Richard
    Nixon by name. The song was rushed onto the air while sentiment was still
    high, and became both an antiwar anthem and a huge moneymaker.