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So, one person has complained to Ofcom and said they are offended by racist words in the song, so Gold have banned it from their playlists. It has been suggested they re-record it with different lyrics, but they have declined and will carry on playing it live in the original version.

Why do people want to erase or rewrite history? The song is 50 years old and about as anti-racist as you can get.


 

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Just sums up everything that's wrong in today's politically correct society. :nono:
 

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Read about this in the Daily Mail the other week(because it was the 50th anniversary. I think it had been banned somewhere else previously.
I remember it well but was only 10 when it was released. I never realised they were some sort of supergroup!
Alan Parker of various big film scores fame, Herby Flowers & Cook and Greenaway.
 

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PC gone mad basically. Didn't realise it was Alan Parker, he did some great library music.
 

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FFS... there are some busybodies on this frackin planet... its a song about racial harmony FFS.... some people need a damn good kick in the plums or their biff just to remind them how stupid they sound
 

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Cue to complain about the Nina Simon track "Young gifted and black" as I feel it infers that only people of colour are young and gifted,.
 

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If any of yer aint noticed theres a few on this site who are Bordering on the same Thinking. Ya cant say Jibblyshit without been called a racict Bigot.
 

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So, one person has complained to Ofcom and said they are offended by racist words in the song, so Gold have banned it from their playlists. It has been suggested they re-record it with different lyrics, but they have declined and will carry on playing it live in the original version.

Why do people want to erase or rewrite history? The song is 50 years old and about as anti-racist as you can get.


I remember going to see them once at a cabaret club....that would have been early to mid-seventies I think
 

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Peter Gabriel might be in trouble if they listen to the original lyrics of Games Without Frontiers but he's about as anti racist as they come
 

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I cant really comment on this I don't wish to be barred from the site.
 
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