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    Dave VanMusicMaster
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    On Saturday 28th November 2015, during Pick Of The Pops, Tony Blackburn didn’t play Boomtown Rats “Banana Republic”, because it didn’t meet “R2 Compliance” – whatever that is?

    Here’s my response to them on their Facebook page
    “rewriting history again – oh dear – looks like the BBC has become the “Ministry Of Truth” …. “R2 compliance” … what the hell is that? … you should’ve played the record, and sent the people who complain about the record to me, I promise to deal with them fairly and swiftly …”

    this was their response :-

    “BBC Radio 2 Hello Steven Copping, Carol Baillie, John Smith, Dave Crane, Richard M White and all the others who have contributed to this discussion. The decision not to play this track wasn’t taken lightly. Having discussed it we decided that lyrics meant that we couldn’t play it on Pick of the Pops as the programme airs at a time when a great many families are listening. Thanks Radio 2”

    Political Correctness gone mad! – it’s so sad that the BBC is now in the hands of these fools.

    Here’s the lyrics to the song, see if you can spot what they find so offensive?

    “Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Screamin’ in the sufferin’ sea, sounds like cryin’
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see
    The black and blue uniforms, Police and Priests

    And I wonder do you wonder while you’re sleeping with your whore?
    Sharing beds with history is like a-licking runnin’ sores
    Forty shades of green yeah, sixty shades of red
    Heroes going cheap these days, price a bullet in the head

    Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Sufferin’ in the screamin’ sea, sounds like dyin’
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see
    The black and blue uniforms, Police and Priests

    Take your hand and lead you up a garden path
    Let me stand aside here and watch you pass
    Strikin’ up a soldier’s song, I know that tune
    It begs too many questions and answers too

    Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Sufferin’ in the screamin’ sea, sounds like dyin’
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see
    The black and blue uniforms, Police and Priests

    The purple and the pinstripe they mutely shake their heads
    A silence shriekin’ volumes violence worse than they condemn
    Stab you in the back yeah laughin’ in your face
    Glad to see the place again, it’s a pity nothing’s changed

    Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Sufferin’ in the screamin’ sea, sounds like dyin’
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see
    The black and blue uniforms, Police and Priests

    Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Sufferin’ in the screamin’ sea, sounds like dyin’
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see
    The black and blue uniforms, Police and Priests

    Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Sufferin’ in the screamin’ sea, sounds like cryin’
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see”

    Here’s the thread on Facebook – BBC Radio Facebook – Banana Republic Thread

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