Thursday, 17 December 2009

Who'da Thunk It?

It made me chuckle this morning, and I was going to mention it anyway, so thanks to the Beeb for quoting Shelagh Fogarty's words in full.

The BBC has apologised after Radio 5 live listeners heard Rage Against the Machine swearing in a live performance of their song Killing In The Name.

As the song was abruptly faded out during the controversial closing bars of the song, listeners heard presenter Shelagh Fogarty say, "get rid of it".

She added: "Sorry. We needed to get rid of that because that suddenly turned in to something we were not expecting.

"Well, we were expecting it and asked them not to do it and they did it anyway"

The offending lyrics?

Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me (x4)

And they didn't listen to you, Shelagh? You don't say.

UPDATE: The Beeb are so ashamed that they have posted the whole thing, including the visual from the USA, on their web-site (the vid is rather good).

The X Factor is an ITV show, but I'm sure that had nothing to do with this being prominently placed on Auntie Comrade's front page.


JuliaM said...

*tee hee*

Frank Davis said...

Is it just me, but don't musicians seem to have been becoming rather ballsier recently?

The Rolling Stones and the Doors used to do that sort of thing. Expect arrests.

Laurence said...

If you were listening to Radio 5 live, you may have been lucky enough to miss everyone's favourite Chief Medical Officer on the Today Programme just after 8?

Not happy with gingering up swine 'flu predictions and drooling as he did so, he has had rather gracelessly to concede that the pandemic failed to populate the world's charnel houses.

Unabashed, he was in turbo lecturing overdrive about the evil drink and the SOCIAL problems associated with it.

This pontificating, scaremongering hate-object stands down in May - how about a celebratory piss-up with general bingeiness outside his office on that glorious day?

Dick Puddlecote said...

What a cracking idea, Laurence. Just as the weather becomes more clement, too. :-)