FCC and music
pkeets at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 6 01:28:47 CDT 2004
Here's another article on censorship. It's interesting all around, but
here's the paragraph that mentions The Who:
>Another illustration of morality regulation run amok involves the tidying
>up of songs that have been broadcast for decades without causing any
>noticeable societal decay. At the Fox, Clear Channel's classic-rock station
>in Denver, Roger Daltrey's accusatory scream "Who the fuck are you?" has
>been altered on the Who ditty "Who Are You," and Steve Miller's "Jet
>Airliner" skips any mention of "funky shit." No one on the staff pretends
>that these moves makes sense. "Lewis and Floorwax comply with the FCC,"
>says Clear Channel exec O'Connor, name-checking the station's morning team,
>"but they've gone out of their way to show how arcane these standards are
>if they're only now being applied to songs that have been aired for twenty
>or thirty years."
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