Monday, February 15, 2021

From playlist to blacklist

BBC 4 documentary Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen To The Banned is a mildly diverting chronicle of the various things that have got Auntie's knickers in a twist, lyrically speaking: sex (of course), drugs, politics, youth/alternative subcultures and product placement.

Since I submitted my Buzz review, musicOMH and fellow Nightshift scribe Sam Shepherd has commented that "it's a bit telling that all these 'dangerous songs' are at least 30 years old" - but is this an indicator of a lack of "strong voices in music", as Sam suggests, or of the national broadcaster following an increasingly liberal editorial line? Discuss.

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