Welcome to Freedom Fries Radio on Radio Zuckervati. This station came into being after perusing the list of songs banned during the Gulf War, and 9/11.
Yes most of these songs and bands were banned by some authority or another. But why were they banned? Some, such as Yusuf Islam’s (Cat Stevens) “A is for Allah” might be considered inappropriate, since the US and UK are dealing with Arab “terrorists”, and trying to institute “Regime Change*” in many Arab countries.
Others, such as John Lennon’s “Imagine”, advocate peace.
Some, such as the Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian” are just plain stupid, and who would want to listen to them anyway?
But am I any authority on music? Indeed, who are these “authorities”, and what business do they have banning songs for any arbitrary reason? Why ban songs which denounce war, or offer an alternative religious view than the predominant Christian one?
Well, that’s why I’m here. I’m playing the songs which were deemed inappropriate — the songs which were too suggestive after 9/11. Should these songs be banned? You decide — at least now you have an opportunity to hear the “bad” songs.
Check out the song list and follow the links to the truth behind banned music and “questionable” songs — all deemed unsuitable for stupid reasons, often because they advocated peace.
Oh, and check out the gallery of Canadian soldiers offering assistance in the Middle-East. Notice how you don’t necessarily have to support a war to participate in it. Or be affected by it.