Saturday, January 03, 2009

Imponderable question

When the irritating song "Money" by the irritating band Pink Floyd is played on the radio, how is it that "bullshit" always goes unbleeped? Isn't there some sort of relevant FCC regulation here? Do they do this with any other songs? I can't think of any, but then, I don't listen to the radio much.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

They don't bleep it? Whoa, I never knew.

What's wrong with Pink Floyd? Dark Side Of The Moon is a mediocre album, in my opinion (except for "Us And Them"), but I quite enjoy The Wall, and also Meddle from their early days ("Echoes" and "One Of These Days" are pretty great).

- SK

6:24 PM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Well, that was a pretty flip comment, admittedly. I suppose it came partially from the vibe of toolishness I always get from Waters and Gilmour, and partially from the fact that I sort of get the impression that they're not MEANT to be enjoyed without the aid of lysergic acid. But truth be told, I probably WOULD enjoy at least the early Syd Barrett stuff. I do like me some sixties British psychedelia.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Well, Meddle is right in between the early Syd Barrett stuff and the later popular stuff. It was made right before Dark Side Of The Moon, but it is much less self-important than the later stuff. I'd recommend that one, "Echoes" is one 20+ minute sixties song that I can actually listen to and enjoy. But of the popular stuff, Animals and The Wall are pretty good. I never understood a lot of the criticism of The Wall -- sure, the "concept" is bullshit, but the concept is much less important when you're listening to the album than when you're watching the (admittedly acid-induced) movie.

- SK

12:51 PM  
Blogger Chance pontificated to the effect that...

You were right the first time. They're irritating. And boring.

There's a Steve Miller song that also goes unbleeped. I think that no one at the FCC is listening to these stations.

7:56 PM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Oh yeah? Interesting. What's the Steve Miller song? And if the FCC really doesn't know, do you think I can blackmail the radio stations?

12:40 AM  
Blogger Chance pontificated to the effect that...

Fly Like an Eagle. "funky shit goin' down in the city."

A 'clean' version with "funky kicks" was reportedly recorded for radio play, but I've never heard it.

9:03 PM  

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