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Posted: 9/30/2004 7:36:46 AM EST
Okay, so I'm sitting here listening to Virgin radio on my computer and on comes the song Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus. Good song, I like it, but they get to the verse that normally says

Her boyfriends a dick...he brings a gun to school...

and it has been edited to just say

Her boyfriends a dick...

Strange.

I always interpreted this song/verse to be anti-gun anyway but I guess those crazy Brits decided to totally edit out any reference to the gun. Makes me wonder what they edit out of other songs. Wasn't there a Brian Adams song with a chorus something "cuts like a knife?" I wonder if that even makes it to the radio at all or if knives are higher on the socialist scale than guns.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised with their mania for controlling what they consider "anti-social" behavior over there in the United Socialist Kingdom.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:40:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 7:47:43 AM EST by DK-Prof]
I noticed that a few years ago - there was a song (can't remember the name) from an album called "Whitey Ford singes the Blues" (by Everlast, or Everclear, or something like that) and there's one line about people calling this woman a "whore" and that was played, but when the lyrics were about a "45" (handgun, not beer) it was edited out.

That was really depressing. I guess it's okay for kids to learn how to call people whores, as long as they don't talk about guns??
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:46:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 7:46:42 AM EST by Mmanwitgun]
Yea they do that now, in Nas's "One Mic" one line is censored like this "Now I'm strapped with a couple of macs to many nines", or his song "Got Yourself a Gun" which on the radio is called a "Got Yourself a". It varies from station to station.

edited to add: Yes I listen to rap
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:48:55 AM EST
Everlast-"What it's like"

I knew this kid named max who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
he liked to hang out late, he liked to get shit faced and keep a pace with thugs
untill late one night there was a big gun fight and max lost his head
he pulled out his chrome .45 talked some shit and wound up dead
now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
you know it crumbles that way, at least thats what they say when you play the game

god forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
then you really might know whats its like to have to lose
and then you really might know what its like (what its like)
then you really might know what its like (what its like)
then you really might know what its like (what its like)
to have to lose.

The edited the gun caliber out of all the radio versions.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:53:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:42:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Everlast-"What it's like"

I knew this kid named max who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
he liked to hang out late, he liked to get shit faced and keep a pace with thugs
untill late one night there was a big gun fight and max lost his head
he pulled out his chrome .45 talked some shit and wound up dead
now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
you know it crumbles that way, at least thats what they say when you play the game

god forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
then you really might know whats its like to have to lose
and then you really might know what its like (what its like)
then you really might know what its like (what its like)
then you really might know what its like (what its like)
to have to lose.

The edited the gun caliber out of all the radio versions.



Yup - that's the one. They also edited the "gun" out of "gun fight" IIRC

One of the other verses (which I can find now, thanks) that didn't get edited, was:

Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom who said he was in love
He said don't worry about a thing baby doll I'm the man you've been dreamin' of
But three months later he said he won't date her or return her call
And she sweared god damn if I find that man I'm cuttin' off his balls
And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin' through the doors
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore


Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:46:16 AM EST
I hate censorship with a passion.
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