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Old 11-07-2014, 20:37
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Hi all,

Couple of banned songs programmes on tonight -

Sound sof the 80s currently running.

2100 - Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned
2200 - More Dangerous Songs: And the Banned Played On

On in 20 mins.
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:02
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Probably the records being banned have been more of a plus to some.
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:03
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George Formby, who would have thought
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:25
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I read the news today, oh boy
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:30
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Interesting programme so far. And nice to see the 'talking heads' are of a reasonable intelligence and relevance to the subject instead of the usual boring rent-a-crowd type. (i.e. no Pete Waterman - yay!).
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:31
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Honesty in a haze of sorts.
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Old 11-07-2014, 22:04
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and there's more songs.
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Old 11-07-2014, 22:10
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Johnny remember me
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Old 11-07-2014, 23:39
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Interesting programme so far. And nice to see the 'talking heads' are of a reasonable intelligence and relevance to the subject instead of the usual boring rent-a-crowd type. (i.e. no Pete Waterman - yay!).
Yawn! Pete Waterman is always interesting.
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Old 11-07-2014, 23:41
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Im watching this having recorded it. Just done 'Leader of the Pack'.

Having studied music censorship in college, I find this fascinating.
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Old 11-07-2014, 23:43
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Thought the programme overall was a bit incoherent, just picking ten random banned songs. Interesting, but it could and should have been much better.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:41
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Whilst I find most censorship daft I do thoroughly approve of the BBC banning songs that are nauseatingly sentimental during the war. They should apply this practice to records today.

For example the monstrosities from Bryan Adams and Wet Wet Wet - you know the songs - would have benefited from being banned and so would have we.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:17
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It's a little surprising that this documentary took such a long time to be commissioned.
Some time ago the BBC produced a documentary on *"The Green Book," which was the guide for comedy writers as to what words and subjects could be mentioned in radio shows.
This censorship was practiced in parallel with that of the restrictions on music recordings.

It amused me, that having banned "Mack the Knife," they later relented and allowed it once it proved to be so popular.

This programme, just gave us "a peak under the carpet" at BBC censorship, which probably still exists in many ways.

Wasn't impressed with Carrie Grant's contribution. I've always found her a bit fake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Book_%28BBC%29
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:49
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The BBC making a show about the BBC banning records from being broadcast on BBC TV and Radio, the word incestuous barely begins to describe such inane drivel.
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Old 12-07-2014, 14:17
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Banning a song in 2014 because it references Jesus? Bit of a strange decision that..
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Old 12-07-2014, 15:23
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Im watching this having recorded it. Just done 'Leader of the Pack'.

Having studied music censorship in college, I find this fascinating.
What kind of employment looks for that (bib)?
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Old 12-07-2014, 15:51
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Whilst I find most censorship daft I do thoroughly approve of the BBC banning songs that are nauseatingly sentimental during the war. They should apply this practice to records today.

For example the monstrosities from Bryan Adams and Wet Wet Wet - you know the songs - would have benefited from being banned and so would have we.
Wasn't there a rumour that Wet Wet Wet wanted to ban their own record?
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Old 12-07-2014, 17:09
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What kind of employment looks for that (bib)?
Ok, I studied popular music and did a project on music censorship.
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Old 12-07-2014, 18:04
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Ok, I studied popular music and did a project on music censorship.
I've 'studied' it my entire life!

Started listening to Childrens Favourites in the 1950's on the Light programme, Radio Luxembourg via an earphone and tiny tranny radio under the bed sheets as a pre-teen, and then the ultimate breakthrough....Offshore Pirate Radio stations in the 1960's.
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Old 12-07-2014, 18:26
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I've 'studied' it my entire life!

Started listening to Childrens Favourites in the 1950's on the Light programme, Radio Luxembourg via an earphone and tiny tranny radio under the bed sheets as a pre-teen, and then the ultimate breakthrough....Offshore Pirate Radio stations in the 1960's.
Thats more the history of pop music isnt it? As opposed to learning composition, music theory and technical skills.
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Old 12-07-2014, 20:56
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Johnny remember me
Probably only me but I found those occasional screams during that performance quite eerie.
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Old 12-07-2014, 21:21
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Probably only me but I found those occasional screams during that performance quite eerie.
I thought it was odd. The backing singers looked really out of sync and uncomfortable.

Weirdly, I was trying to remember this song on Thursday night, I had benn listening To tell Laura I love her and couldn't rember a similar type song. funny it turned up on the TV the next day.
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Old 12-07-2014, 23:45
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I've 'studied' it my entire life!

Started listening to Childrens Favourites in the 1950's on the Light programme, Radio Luxembourg via an earphone and tiny tranny radio under the bed sheets as a pre-teen, and then the ultimate breakthrough....Offshore Pirate Radio stations in the 1960's.
You sound just like me.
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Old 12-07-2014, 23:50
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Probably only me but I found those occasional screams during that performance quite eerie.
Most girls did used to scream like that in those days though. I remember going to concerts where it was impossible to hear any of the music in the 1960's. It was frustrating to those of us who didn't scream like banshees and also to the performers too.

I think the clip of John Leyton singing Johnny Remember Me was taken from a programme called Harpur's West One about a dept store, and he was supposed to be a singer who was there for some reason and that was why the girls screaming looked so fake as they were only acting it. The record shot to No. 1 the week following the programme though. At least that is what I have read about it.
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