"Radio's Censorship List "
"In response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks, Clear Channel, the
world's largest radio network, has sent out a list of some 150
"lyrically questionable" songs dealing with death and tragedy to its
radio stations, recommending that the songs not be aired.
"Following is an excerpt from a Clear Channel press release
illustrating their reach and control of radio markets in the U.S. and
the list of "questionable songs" including many Northwest artists.
""Clear Channel PR:
""Reaching over 110 million listeners in the U.S. every week
"U.S. Radio Highlights:
"* Stations take to the airwaves in all 50 states
" * Approximately 1,170 U.S. radio stations
" * In 47 of top 50 markets
"* Approximately 240 radio stations outside the U.S.
"* Premiere Radio Networks reaching over 180 million listeners weekly
"* Katz Media Group represents over 2,000 radio stations
""Clear Channel is radio. One out of every ten radio stations across
the United States broadcasts under the Clear Channel's banner and the
company's approximate 1,170 stations bill a full 20% of total industry
revenue. No one is bigger, better or more intense than Clear Channel
Clear Channels List of Songs with Questionable Lyrics:
Drowning Pool 'Bodies'
Mudvayne 'Death Blooms'
Megadeth 'Dread and the Fugitive'
Megadeth 'Sweating Bullets'
Saliva 'Click Click Boom'
Metallica 'Seek and Destroy'
Metallica 'Harvester or Sorrow'
Metallica 'Enter Sandman'
Metallica 'Fade to Black'
All Rage Against The Machine songs
Nine Inch Nails 'Head Like a Hole'
Godsmack 'Bad Religion'
Soundgarden 'Blow Up the Outside World'
AC/DC 'Shot Down in Flames'
AC/DC 'Shoot to Thrill'
AC/DC 'Dirty Deeds'
AC/DC 'Highway to Hell'
AC/DC 'Safe in New York City'
AC/DC 'Hell's Bells''
Black Sabbath 'War Pigs'
Black Sabbath 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'
Black Sabbath 'Suicide Solution'
Dio 'Holy Diver'
Steve Miller 'Jet Airliner'
Van Halen 'Jump'
Queen 'Another One Bites the Dust'
Queen 'Killer Queen'
Pat Benatar 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot'
Pat Benatar 'Love is a Battlefield'
Oingo Boingo 'Dead Man's Party'
REM 'It's the End of the World as We Know It'
Talking Heads 'Burning Down the House'
Judas Priest 'Some Heads Are Gonna Roll'
Pink Floyd 'Run Like Hell'
Pink Floyd 'Mother'
Savage Garden 'Crash and Burn'
Dave Matthews Band 'Crash Into Me'
Bangles 'Walk Like an Egyptian'
Pretenders 'My City Was Gone'
Alanis Morissette 'Ironic'
Barenaked Ladies 'Falling for the First Time'
Fuel 'Bad Day'
John Parr 'St. Elmo's Fire'
Peter Gabriel 'When You're Falling'
Kansas 'Dust in the Wind'
Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven'
The Beatles 'A Day in the Life'
The Beatles 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'
The Beatles 'Ticket To Ride'
The Beatles 'Obla Di, Obla Da'
Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'
Arthur Brown 'Fire'
Blue Oyster Cult 'Burnin' For You'
Paul McCartney and Wings 'Live and Let Die'
Jimmy Hendrix 'Hey Joe'
Jackson Brown 'Doctor My Eyes'
John Mellencamp 'Crumbling Down'
John Mellencamp 'I'm On Fire'
U2 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'
Billy Joel 'Only the Good Die Young'
Barry McGuire 'Eve of Destruction'
Steam 'Na Na Na Na Hey Hey'
Drifters 'On Broadway'
Shelly Fabares 'Johnny Angel'
Los Bravos 'Black is Black'
Peter and Gordon 'I Go To Pieces'
Peter and Gordon 'A World Without Love'
Elvis '(You're the) Devil in Disguise'
Zombies 'She's Not There'
Elton John 'Benny & The Jets'
Elton John 'Daniel'
Elton John 'Rocket Man'
Jerry Lee Lewis 'Great Balls of Fire'
Santana 'Evil Ways'
Louis Armstrong 'What A Wonderful World'
Youngbloods 'Get Together'
Ad Libs 'The Boy from New York City'
Peter Paul and Mary 'Blowin' in the Wind'
Peter Paul and Mary 'Leavin' on a Jet Plane'
Rolling Stones 'Ruby Tuesday'
Simon And Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
Happenings 'See You in Septemeber'
Carole King 'I Feel the Earth Move'
Yager and Evans 'In the Year 2525'
Norman Greenbaum 'Spirit in the Sky'
Brooklyn Bridge 'Worst That Could Happen'
Three Degrees 'When Will I See You Again'
Cat Stevens 'Peace Train'
Cat Stevens 'Morning Has Broken'
Jan and Dean 'Dead Man's Curve'
Martha & the Vandellas 'Nowhere to Run'
Martha and the Vandellas/Van Halen 'Dancing in the Streets'
Hollies 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'
Sam Cooke Herman's Hermits, 'Wonderful World'
Petula Clark 'A Sign of the Times'
Don McLean 'American Pie'
J. Frank Wilson 'Last Kiss'
Buddy Holly and the Crickets 'That'll Be the Day'
John Lennon 'Imagine'
Bobby Darin 'Mack the Knife'
The Clash 'Rock the Casbah'
Blood Sweat and Tears "And When I Die''
Dave Clark Five 'Bits and Pieces"
Tramps 'Disco Inferno'
Paper Lace 'The Night Chicago Died'
Frank Sinatra 'New York, New York'
Creedence Clearwater Revival 'Travelin' Band'
The Gap Band 'You Dropped a Bomb On Me'
Alien Ant Farm 'Smooth Criminal'
3 Doors Down 'Duck and Run'
The Doors 'The End'
Third Eye Blind 'Jumper'
Neil Diamond 'America'
Lenny Kravitz 'Fly Away'
Tom Petty 'Free Fallin''
Bruce Springsteen 'I'm On Fire'
Bruce Springsteen 'Goin' Down'
Phil Collins 'In the Air Tonight'
Alice in Chains 'Rooster'
Alice in Chains 'Sea of Sorrow'
Alice in Chains 'Down in a Hole'
Alice in Chains 'Them Bone'
Beastie Boys 'Sure Shot'
Beastie Boys 'Sabotage'
The Cult 'Fire Woman'
Everclear 'Santa Monica'
Filter 'Hey Man, Nice Shot'
Foo Fighters 'Learn to Fly'
Korn 'Falling Away From Me'
Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Aeroplane'
Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Under the Bridge'
Smashing Pumpkins 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings'
System of a Down 'Chop Suey!'
Skeeter Davis 'End of the World'
Rickey Nelson 'Travelin' Man'
Chi-Lites 'Have You Seen Her'
Animals 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
Fontella Bass 'Rescue Me"
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels 'Devil with the Blue Dress'
James Taylor 'Fire and Rain'
Edwin Starr/Bruce Springstein 'War'
Lynyrd Skynyrd 'Tuesday's Gone'
Limp Bizkit 'Break Stuff''
Green Day 'Brain Stew'
Temple of the Dog 'Say Hello to Heaven'
Sugar Ray 'Fly'
Local H 'Bound for the Floor'
Slipknot 'Left Behind, Wait and Bleed'
Bush 'Speed Kills'
Stone Temple Pilots 'Big Bang Baby," Dead and Bloated'
Soundgarden 'Fell on Black Days," Black Hole Sun'
Nina[sic] '99 Luft Balloons/99 Red Balloons'
That is kindda scary.
Some of the songs are now playing again, and the American events are no small thing, something evil and horrid happened. If I see another message of "the following programme has been cancelled for a BBC NEWS SPECIAL. I think I'm gonna scream.
When does it become *okay* to play or release movies/music/computer games etc? I guess that the companies are scared of being labelled "untasteful".
It's really strange to think that it is now 8 days since everything happened.
I still wonder do they have any evidence at all about Palestine or Bin Laden at all? There was some passports found that are Libyan. The media is quick to "guess" what happened, and are not always right.
Somebody on the phone to a morning programme, said like everything I was thinking about war against this countries.. "If you retaliate against these countries and start bombing, aren't you giving into the terrorists? They wanted to cause shock/horror/ and perhaps wanted to start a war. They wanted to cause disruption. Like a little annoying child, isn't it best to ignore? Find the people involved and bring them to justice of course, but not seek revenge. I talk to much