Guest Blog Entry
Re: Stop Treading on My Tunage!
I agree wholeheartedly, and would like to add more. What I despise even more than talking over the song, is simply cutting it short. If you need a song to fit within 3:45, play a song that's 3:45! All radio edits should die.
I'll never forget how I felt when I first heard the radio edit of Everlast's "What It's Like". It was horrible. Fairly harmless words like "whore" and "green" were covered with sound effects. Radio edits suck large. Radiohead's "Creep" just doesn't sound the same without the F bomb. You can forget about the censored version of Nine Inch Nails' "Closer". What's the point?
I understand there are CRTC regulations and stations are trying to avoid fines and must play by the rules to renew their license, but censorship of songs by removing or beeping swear words really ruin the experience for me. I still can't believe Everlast felt he had to remove his reference to smoking the "finest green". Please.
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