Author Topic: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music  (Read 10663 times)

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Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #210 on: May 08, 2021, 01:09:13 PM »
There is a beloved poster on CaB who thinks all reggae is vile but they're vehemently anti-racist.

Burchill posts on here?  https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/reggae-was-sexist-and-homophobic-unesco-safeguarding-it-is-ludicrous-and-conservative

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Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #211 on: May 08, 2021, 01:20:12 PM »
Not in the music itself, more a bit of casual racism of the West Brom stadium announcer before their match against Dinamo Bucharest in 1968: “Well, they’m the same, ay they?”

The Baggies found themselves playing Dinamo Bucharest at home. Unable to locate a copy of the Romanian national anthem, the announcer went for "close enough" and thus it was that the Romanians trotted out to the sound of Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen's rendition of "Midnight In Moscow".

Not so sure that's racist, but it's very funny!

Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #212 on: May 08, 2021, 07:06:36 PM »
Burchill is also homophobic tbf.

Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #213 on: May 09, 2021, 11:03:01 PM »
not the most PC band anyway but Aerosmith's "taste of India" from their late 90s album "9 lives" probably wouldn't fly today. It's just a sexy song about being with a "tantric princess" who is "spicy as vindaloo"

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Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #214 on: May 10, 2021, 06:30:42 AM »
not the most PC band anyway but Aerosmith's "taste of India" from their late 90s album "9 lives" probably wouldn't fly today. It's just a sexy song about being with a "tantric princess" who is "spicy as vindaloo"
A hot curry is the one thing guaranteed to put me off any sexual activity.

Mr Banlon

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Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #215 on: May 30, 2021, 05:01:57 PM »
Not casual racism, but the well-meaning lyrics to 'Upa Neguinho' are a bit dated and patronising today. Especially in the literal translation from Potruguese to English.

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Re: Dated Casual Racism In Popular Music
« Reply #216 on: May 30, 2021, 11:43:37 PM »
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Leave the western world behind
Cross the mountains to Peking
Where the paper lanterns gently swing
[...]
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[...]
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There with patience he confides
Secret knowledge, sacred ways
Pearls of wisdom from the dragon days
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Is that rush?

I imagined it in geddy Lee's voice

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