Get ready for Christmas :-D
Started by TheMonk, April 24, 2021, 04:49:46 AM
Quote from: lazyhour on April 24, 2021, 09:25:56 PMRandy Newman gets away with it in songs like Rednecks and Sail Away because they are amazing songs with a crystal clear satirical intent, but I'd still feel very uncomfortable if I was listen to them in my record shop and a BAME person came in Android heard them without knowing about their context or Randy's ouvre.The punchline at the end of Rednecks is just phenomenal, where he suddenly lays as much blame on metropolitan cities (ie, his self congratulatory listeners) as he does on Deep Southerners for keeping black Americans down.
Quote from: SullySullivan85 on April 24, 2021, 08:59:07 PMDear diary,Jackpot.https://youtu.be/YyTruRHZsFQ
Quote from: Dusty Substance on April 24, 2021, 09:19:00 PMThe Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump is down there with what I consider to be the worst songs ever recorded. It's a fucking appalling, tuneless single but it's made even worse by these rather dated lyrics:And it continues from there, obviously with a mention of a peace pipe.Banned by the Beeb at the time of release, not for racism but for a reference to homosexuality and drugs.
Quote from: Video Game Fan 2000 on April 24, 2021, 06:55:50 PMBeefheart does alright with all kinds of heavy themes on Trout Mask then shits the bed completely with the chorus of "Hobo Chang Ba"
QuoteStrawwood claw rattlin' my jawI can't call it usin'It's just somethin' soothin'Feather times a featherMornin' time to thawHobo chang baHobo chang ba
Quote from: non capisco on April 24, 2021, 11:05:00 PMWas it banned by the Beeb? Having watched every surviving 70s episode on some mad odyssey two years ago I know they were on Top Of The Pops twice, with intact verses about The Lone Ranger getting baked and passing a bifter to his horse and Tonto wondering if his boss was a "poofter" and then deciding if he was to give the nod then he'd be up for it. You could possibly glean a for-the-times progressive stance on homosexuality from the latter if you were being generous, describing some kind of Republic Serial version of Brokeback Mountain, but unfortunately the video makes it quite clear what at least three quarters of Quantum Jump think about THEM LOT RUBBING IT IN YER FACE, downing tools and walking out of their own song in disgust at the very idea of a bloke fancying a bloke.
Quote from: bigfatheart on April 25, 2021, 12:20:18 AMI believe it was banned on its initial release. When Kenny Everett picked up on it a couple of years later and it made it into the charts, the Beeb were a bit less arsed.
QuoteBorn into this world of filthA plague in every cityThe real world is not so realFilled with scum and lying thievesThreats of pain, claiming livesWhen we owe you nothingForced to live in fear foreverStill they breedAlways wanting, always takingWhat was never yoursSomeday you will feel the hateThat you gave to othersFilled with diseasesStill they breedHate towards you and your kindBad blood flows foreverMy life is not completeUntil you've killed each otherAlways wanting, always takingWhat was never yoursSomeday you will feel the hateThat you gave to othersAlways wanting, always takingWhat was never yoursSomeday you will feel the hateYou fucking n**gers
Quote from: Video Game Fan 2000 on April 24, 2021, 11:30:07 PMHe sang the song in an 'oriental' accent and exaggerated the chant of the characters name for the chorus, which is disappointing because its a good lyric (apparently about real drifters he knew) and the track really cooks. A shame, real bad choice.
Quote from: Ornlu on April 25, 2021, 11:22:21 AMProbably pushing the definition of 'popular' here but I used to jam to Country Teasers' Black Change without ever even listening to what the lyrics were saying. Which is a shame, because it's a banger of a song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcDMTb6HLBs&ab_channel=ombremor
QuoteAnd to the black folks he was just a crazy n**ger
Quote from: non capisco on April 24, 2021, 11:05:00 PMWas it banned by the Beeb?
Quote from: kalowski on April 25, 2021, 07:55:50 AMFeels like a bit of a reach to me to call his accent "oriental".
Quote from: non capisco on April 25, 2021, 12:44:53 AMI thought the singer out of that shower was B.A Robertson at first, couldn't tell them apart. Maybe I am the real racist.
Quote from: kalowski on April 25, 2021, 07:55:50 AMI'll have to listen to this again. I don't remember any accent.Edit: I just did. Feels like a bit of a reach to me to call his accent "oriental".
QuoteVan Vliet sings ...one of his best lyrics... in a ridiculous voice that was apparently his approximation of an Oriental accent
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