1 Of The Many Problems With The State Of Radio:or What Happens When Corps Get 2 Big

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  1. MatS

    MatS Screenwriter

    Jan 24, 2000
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    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 by everyone from the Animals to the Zombies to its radio stations, recommending that the songs not be aired. Some songs are overtly violent in their intent, but the majority simply contain metaphorical language or narrative aspects that connect uncomfortably with the tragedy.
    Drowning Pool "Bodies"
    Mudvayne "Death Blooms"
    Megadeth "Dread and the Fugitive"
    Megadeth "Sweating Bullets"
    Saliva "Click Click Boom"
    P.O.D. "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"
    Tool "Intolerance"
    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 "TNT"
    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"
    Boston "Smokin"
    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"
    San Cooke Herman Hermits, "Wonder 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"
    Surfaris "Wipeout"
    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"
    311 "Down"
    Stone Temple Pilots "Big Bang Baby," Dead and Bloated"
    Soundgarden "Fell on Black Days," Black Hole Sun"
    Nina "99 Luft Balloons/99 Red Balloons"
    Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is a diversified media company with three business segments, radio broadcasting, outdoor advertising and live entertainment. As of December 31, 2000, the Company owned, programmed or sold airtime for 1,105 domestic radio stations and two international radio stations and owned a national radio network. In addition, the Company had equity interests in various domestic and international radio broadcasting companies. The Company is also an outdoor advertising company, with a total advertising display inventory of 149,171 domestic display faces and 549,094 international display faces. Clear Channel is a diversified promoter, producer and venue operator for live entertainment events. As of December 31, 2000, the Company owned or operated 120 live entertainment venues.
  2. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

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  3. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

    Jun 5, 2000
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    Knocksville, TN
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    I'm going to sen them a strongly worded letter urging them to add to the banned list, AC/DC's THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE and Bobby McFerin's DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY. My gosh, how could they overlook those two!
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  4. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

    Feb 27, 2001
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    U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
    If anything that song needs to be played more during times like this to remind people what hate does.
  5. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

    Dec 15, 1998
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    Here's a thought, perhaps we should eliminate all TV shows and books that have New York in them, airplanes, anything about death or crime, oh and apparently anything involving America. That way we can all go about our live blissfully unaware of what happened. Wait a second, we should ground all airplanes so no one has to see them in the sky at all, plus get rid of tall buildings and big cities. That should eliminate any source of badness in our lives.
    This list is possibly the most ludicrous action taken since the attacks. I can understand some of these perhaps, but some are just mind boggling. If someone is going to have a bad reaction to "Walk Like an Egyptian" then they need to seek ome serious psychiatric help, not complain to the radio station. "America" I always thought to be patriotic, and "Spirit in the Sky" is a religious song. Maybe I'm missing something, but most of this makes no sense.
  6. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Oct 25, 2000
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    Where would the world be without these fanatics that take offense to everything? Its just like them editing Looney Tunes because of "violence". I really don't think Sylvester chasing Tweety around is going to "screw my head all up". But Peter Jennings breaking in with a special news report on marketplace bombings in Serbia or planes flying into buildings does have an effect on me, especially when I was younger.
    We should ban everything and live like the extremests in the deserts with one radio station that sells government propaganda and then we will have nobody to offend!
    It makes me sick(now wheres that puke smiley?)
  7. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

    Dec 15, 1998
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    Something just hit me. "Killing an Arab" by the Clash is not on this list. Why is that? "Walk Like an Egyptian" I'm guessing is on it because Egypt is mostly Muslim. "America" deals with immigration, so they might be saying outsiders are bad. Taken in part, this list smacks of racism.
  8. Kevin Leonard

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    Mar 11, 2001
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  9. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

    Mar 22, 1999
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    Hmmmm, strange, I've heard (more times than 1) Don McLean's "American Pie" on WAXQ, NY a few times on Sunday, in between Clear Channel's fund drive...
    This sounds pretty silly to me...
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  10. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

    Dec 15, 1998
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    My bad Kevin, thanks for the correction. Still my point stands, there's some element of racism here.
  11. Mark Pfeiffer

    Mark Pfeiffer Screenwriter

    Jun 27, 1999
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    I wouldn't say that ignoring "Killing an Arab" smacks of racism more than none of Clear Channel's stations probably play it now anyways. (I'd dare say that outside of some collge radio stations, it gets no airplay.)
    Clear Channel is one of the worst things to happen to radio, so this doesn't surprise me. And you know what? This may all be a stunt to get more attention for their stations. I wouldn't put it past them.
    Wrongheaded as it is, I don't think this is the last time we'll hear of people wishing to ban or edit songs, films, etc. because of last week's incident.
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  12. John Torrez

    John Torrez Second Unit

    Aug 30, 2000
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    This has got to be the most pathetic thing I have ever seen.
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  13. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Jul 24, 2000
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    Yeah, if I heard The Beatles' "Obladi, oblada" on the radio right now, I'd get really upset...
  14. Shawn C

    Shawn C Screenwriter

    May 15, 2001
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    Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
    I used to play that song when I played Quake a while back.
  15. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Nov 15, 1999
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    I remember reading an article many months ago in Salon about how Clear Channel was an evil company and responsible for how much radio in America has gone down hill. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I don't think they own any stations in Seattle, so I cn't boycott them.
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  16. Jody C Robins

    Jody C Robins Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 17, 1999
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    Sure sounds like another internet fueled "Urban Legend" to me. Where did this list come from in the first place?
  17. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

    Dec 15, 1998
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    According to many posts on slashdot.org, it sounds like its true. Lots of clear channel radio stations are making jokes about the list. Also, one person e-mailed their local clear channel station and was told it was a list of songs not to play right after a news update. But still its a bit ludicrous.
    The reason I said this smacks of racism has more to do with "America" and "Walk Like an Egyptian" being on the list. Mark is probably right about "Killing an Arab" not being on any of their stations playlist. What about the Catfish Stevens songs? Could it be because he converted to Islam or is it something in his songs?
  18. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

    Mar 11, 2000
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    http://www.f---edcompany.com/ posted it. I don't know if its true either:
  19. Hugh Jackes

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    Jan 13, 2000
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    Two thoughts:
    1. Truth, or another crackpot hoax?
    2. ClearChannel owns the stations; they have the right to say what they will of will not play. Much like our hosts, Ron and Parker own this forum and have the right to identify threads that are too divisive to good order, not germane to home theater, or that they just plain do not like. This is not censorship. There is a right to speak; they (HTF and ClearChannel) are under no obligation to provide a soapbox.
    I don't have problems with the limitations here. Therefore, I shouldn't have problems with ClearChannel. So why do I feel squirmy?
  20. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Jul 24, 2000
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    This list is a hoax. This is from their website, http://www.clearchannel.com

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