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Monday, April 12, 2010

(B) Gulf War Banned Songs - Must Be The Lyrics

Some of the 60s and 70s songs that were not played on some broadcast stations during the Gulf War:

Jose Felicano - Light My Fire
Abba - Waterloo
Animals - We Got To Get Out Of This Place
Arrival - I Will Survive
Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
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Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
The Beatles - Back In The USSR
Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
Skeeter Davies - End Of The World
Duran Duran - View To A Kill
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Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
John Lennon - Give Peace A Chance
John Lennon - Imagine
Lulu -Boom Bang A Bang
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Ricky Nelson - Fools Rush In
Donny Osmond -Soldier Of Love
Rod Stewart -Sailing

Obvious sensitivities where the lyrics are concerned. Racial discord, war topics, weaponry, etc. could be issues that would have created controversies amongst those involved in the raging war in the Gulf region. Especially for those where death in the family is involved.

But Walk Like An Egyptian banned? Your views?

Image: google
Information: Wikipedia and other websites.
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10qLYy6hiFQ

Also: http://www.tabootunes.com/gallery.html
Thanks to Steve Farram.

4 comments:

BC Teoh said...

Andy, I went through the lyrics of "Walk Like an Egyptian" and didn't find anything offensive too. Maybe we are not sensitve enough.

Andy Young* said...

Maybe BC. Perhaps others may be offended if they have gone through the experiences in the lyrics.

BC Teoh said...

You're right, Andy. We tend to be too subjective most of the time.

Andy Young* said...

If a song is looked at as an art piece then it should not be banned.
The lyricist has the right to write what he pleases.