BBC censors Pogues Christmas Hit

Oil_Slick

War Hero
F**k them BBC Faggots!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltiY-BqvOIU
Here be the song…



BBC 1 censors Pogues' Christmas hit
18/12/2007 12:12


LONDON (Reuters) - BBC Radio 1 programme has cut out the word "faggot" from an old Christmas hit in a move the mother of the song's late performer branded "ridiculous".

In "Fairytale of New York", released 20 years ago by Irish band the Pogues and singer Kirsty MacColl, she sings "You scumbag, you maggot/You cheap lousy faggot" as her character argues with that sung by Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.

MacColl died in 2000 when she was killed by a speedboat off the coast of Mexico.

The song is a perennial favourite around Christmas time, and is once again battling for the lucrative number one spot in the charts this year. It has also topped several Best Christmas Song polls.

"Radio 1 are playing an edited version of the Fairytale of New York that does not include the world 'faggot' as this is a word that members of our audience would find offensive," the BBC said in a statement.
A spokeswoman said the word was "faded down" on air, rather than bleeped out.

But MacColl's mother Jean, speaking on the BBC Radio 5 Live programme, called the ban "too ridiculous".

"These are a couple of characters," she said, referring to the characters in the song.

"Today we have a lot of a gratuitous vulgarity and ... whatever from people all over which I think is quite unnecessary. These are characters and they speak like that."

A spokeswoman for the band said they would be amused to hear about Radio 1's decision.

"This song now goes with Christmas like the queen's speech and mince pies, and all of a sudden it's offensive," she said. "It strikes me as very odd and I'm sure the band will be very amused."

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Steve Addison)

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Kev73

Midshipman
well at least it may mean that this becomes the christmas No1.... better than the xfactor/come dancing/fame academy shite effort.

there was a time when the christmas No1 was a christmas song.

venting of the spleen complete
 

tommo

War Hero
That's what I don't understand. The BBC decided Radio 1 had to edit the song yet it's sister station Radio 2 didn't?

Bunch palony
 

HookieBuntz

Lantern Swinger
Went to my daughters concert last Tuesday evening.

One of the songs the "older" kids done was this one.

Having two 15 year olds, one male one female, singing that song was great.

The venom in their voices when "arguing" was superb.

I reckon its fat boy Moyles attempting to get the song to number 1. Remember what happened when they banned Relax by Frankie goes to Hollywood?
 

Kev73

Midshipman
HookieBuntz said:
Went to my daughters concert last Tuesday evening.

One of the songs the "older" kids done was this one.

Having two 15 year olds, one male one female, singing that song was great.

The venom in their voices when "arguing" was superb.

I reckon its fat boy Moyles attempting to get the song to number 1. Remember what happened when they banned Relax by Frankie goes to Hollywood?

i carnt stand the fat git, but i hope he does manage this... as i said before better then having the xfactor wanabes getting No1
 
Good thing the BBC don't advertise then

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because this lot would be buggered!
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I hope it's just subversive propaganda and they're trying to raise the profile of the Pogues' record in order to get more people to buy it and make it Xmas number 1, rather than some sh!te X Factor manufactured track... :roll:
 

Daktari

Banned
Passed-over_Loggie said:
Good thing the BBC don't advertise then

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because this lot would be buggered!

Only on Radio 1 - if it was on Radio 2 it would be fine. mind it would run the risk of Terry Wogan eating them!
 

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