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

From: nethed (
Date: 2003-03-05 14:37:56

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    the BBC have a policy to - not to play anything for or against but
    no one from the BBC will actually point me to an official policy
    statement. no disrespect to the people who work for the BBC - its
    just the unwritten policy...

    At 7:04 pm -0500 4/3/03, adario wrote:
    > > 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.

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