These are some crazy times worthy of zany radio. This week on CSTM, we'll consider potential music choices for erectile dysfunction product TV ads (in NY, Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightening" is the current selection), recall the post 9-11 Clear Channel list of taboo songs, & of course, start with COVERS. Hey, nothing says THE AMERICAN WAY like sex & prohibitions.
Click READ MORE for the PLAYLIST & some background on the Clear Channel Memorandum as we go. Smooch, P Swann.
Did the 2001 Clear Channel song ban come from HQ? Seems not – see Snopes.com's examination of the details. http://www.snopes.com/rumors/radio.asp#add
Did Clear Channel program directors scurry to build & circulate a list of 165 banned songs? You bet. http://www.slate.com/id/1008314/
Wanna see the whole list? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Clear_Channel_memorandum
At times of fear & mourning, won't you think it ill advised to air Louis Armstrong's recording of "What a Wonderful World?", Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me", Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife", Elvis Presley's "Evil Ways", all songs by Rage Against the Machine, & two songs by Cat Stevens (only two?)? Well, would you? I mean, won't you?
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September 12th, 2010
Posted In: Music Shows