History Radar / Music

25th Jul '17 6:32:53 AM mariofan1000
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** "Jerry Springer" basically threw Weird Al's family-friendly reputation out the window, with references to drugs, bestiality, transvestites, gay sex, strippers, lap dances, porn stars...the fact that the word "bitch" is bleeped out in the fifth verse is pretty hilarious considering the other raunchy things all over that song.

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** "Jerry Springer" basically threw Weird Al's family-friendly reputation out is by far and away the window, most risque song he's ever made, with references to drugs, bestiality, transvestites, gay sex, strippers, lap dances, porn stars...the fact that the word stars, and a bleeped use of "bitch" is bleeped out (albeit in the fifth verse is pretty hilarious considering the other raunchy things all over that song.literal sense)
20th Jul '17 10:12:51 AM MikeK
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** During the production of ''We're Only In It For The Money'', the label asked that Frank Zappa remove one verse of "Mother People" due to offensive language. Zappa complied, but also added a short sound collage piece called "Hot Poop", which was just the offending verse from "Mother People" played backwards. This didn't ''fully'' slip past the radar though - "Hot Poop" made the initial release but was cut from a later pressing that also re-edited several other songs for censorship purposes.
6th Jul '17 7:31:56 AM zaphod77
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** She also actually says "fuck her face" in the chorus instead of "poker face." [[http://achad.net/blog/beauty/lady-gaga-fuck-her-face-in-poker-face-lyrics It's confirmed]]. And yet, the song still manages to get played uncensored.

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** She also actually says "fuck her face" in the chorus instead of "poker face." [[http://achad.net/blog/beauty/lady-gaga-fuck-her-face-in-poker-face-lyrics It's confirmed]]. And yet, the song still manages to get played uncensored. While many radio stations have now fixed it, it's still [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo uncensored on her Youtube Vevo channel]].
3rd Jul '17 7:50:29 PM Kalmbach
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* Just about any Renaissance madrigal that mentions 'death' in a manner not explicitly related to funeral or religious imagery is all about IntercourseWithYou, based on the French term 'le petit mort' (the little death) for having an orgasm, a term which is also present in Italian and, to a lesser extent, Spanish. Therefore, a madrigal with a line like "if I were to die a thousand times, I would be content", is basically just somebody who's really horny.
22nd Jun '17 8:48:56 AM 3rdStringPG
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Ray insists that he sings "...the air pollution is foggin' up my eyes..." on "Apeman", just like the lyric sheet says. Uh huh.
* Filipino rap-metal band Slapshock's 1999 song "Hudas" includes the chorus "Hudas, baka madapa ka," which, in English, literally means "Judas, you might trip." But the band had subtly insulted the song's subject in three different languages "Hudas" (Tagalog for "Judas"), "baka" (Japanese for "idiot"), and "madapaka" ("motherfucker" if pronounced in an exaggerated Filipino accent).

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Ray insists that he sings "...the air pollution is foggin' up my eyes..." on "Apeman", just like the lyric sheet says. Uh huh.
* Filipino rap-metal band Slapshock's 1999 song "Hudas" includes the chorus "Hudas, baka madapa ka," which, in English, literally means "Judas, you might trip." But the band had subtly insulted the song's subject in three different languages "Hudas" (Tagalog for "Judas"), "baka" (Japanese for "idiot"), and "madapaka" ("motherfucker" if pronounced in an exaggerated Filipino accent). Hence, "Hudas, baka madapa ka" may also mean "Judas, idiot motherfucker" if you come to think of it.
22nd Jun '17 8:42:02 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Filipino rap-metal band Slapshock's 1999 song "Hudas" includes the chorus "Hudas, baka madapa ka," which, in English, literally means "Judas, you might trip." But the band had subtly insulted the song's subject in three different languages "Hudas" (Tagalog for "Judas"), "baka" (Japanese for "idiot"), and "madapaka" ("motherfucker" if pronounced in an exaggerated Filipino accent).
18th Jun '17 2:55:25 PM nombretomado
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* There exists an almost universally rejected subgenre of metal named "[[GodwinsLaw National Socialist]] BlackMetal," according to ThatOtherWiki. Most metal musicians (including black metallers) criticise and berate it for, among others, contradicting "[metal's] focus on individualism." Even some white supremacists with a conservative m.o. lashed at it for having a [[LampshadedTrope "black" or "negroid"]] influence.

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* There exists an almost universally rejected subgenre of metal named "[[GodwinsLaw National Socialist]] BlackMetal," according to ThatOtherWiki.Wiki/ThatOtherWiki. Most metal musicians (including black metallers) criticise and berate it for, among others, contradicting "[metal's] focus on individualism." Even some white supremacists with a conservative m.o. lashed at it for having a [[LampshadedTrope "black" or "negroid"]] influence.



* Flo Rida's song "Whistle" is '''not''' about whistles, despite what the lyrics, melody and [[CoversAlwaysLie artwork]] may tell you. The song is about fellatio. [[MemeticMutation It's not about netball]], TheOtherWiki confirms that it is about oral sex.

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* Flo Rida's song "Whistle" is '''not''' about whistles, despite what the lyrics, melody and [[CoversAlwaysLie artwork]] may tell you. The song is about fellatio. [[MemeticMutation It's not about netball]], TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki confirms that it is about oral sex.



* Special mention should be paid to ''GreenSleaves'', a folk song from late 16th century England. Though now ubiquitously associated with the general festivities of the Christmas holidays, the original song was a ballad about a character referred to as Lady Green Sleaves. According to TheOtherWiki (where ViewersAreGeniuses), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensleaves#Lyrical_interpretation the common interpretation]] is that her epithet "Green Sleaves" may have implied that she was a...[[ReallyGetsAround certain kind of woman]]. At the time of the song's composition, "green" had erotic connotations, and "green gown" in particular referred to a woman whose [[MeaningfulName dress sleaves would accumulate green grass stains]]. From lying on the grass. On her back. This would have given the song a very racy meaning, in a cultural context long since [[ForgottenTrope forgotten]] in everyday life. Even today, one could imagine the MoralGuardians [[FridgeHorror blushing]] if they knew about this.

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* Special mention should be paid to ''GreenSleaves'', a folk song from late 16th century England. Though now ubiquitously associated with the general festivities of the Christmas holidays, the original song was a ballad about a character referred to as Lady Green Sleaves. According to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki (where ViewersAreGeniuses), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensleaves#Lyrical_interpretation the common interpretation]] is that her epithet "Green Sleaves" may have implied that she was a...[[ReallyGetsAround certain kind of woman]]. At the time of the song's composition, "green" had erotic connotations, and "green gown" in particular referred to a woman whose [[MeaningfulName dress sleaves would accumulate green grass stains]]. From lying on the grass. On her back. This would have given the song a very racy meaning, in a cultural context long since [[ForgottenTrope forgotten]] in everyday life. Even today, one could imagine the MoralGuardians [[FridgeHorror blushing]] if they knew about this.
29th May '17 11:57:08 AM mariofan1000
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* "Fairy Tale of New York" by Music/ThePogues: "You're a bum, you're a punk / You're an old slut on junk, lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed / You scumbag, you maggot / You cheap lousy faggot / Happy Christmas your ass / I thank God it's our last". Surely the greatest Christmas song of all time, it never fails to fill me with a warm glow. Not so much "getting crap past the radar" as [[RefugeInAudacity "flying crap straight over the radar at top speed and launching heatseekers after anyone who wants to argue about it"]].

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* "Fairy Tale "Fairytale of New York" by Music/ThePogues: "You're a bum, you're a punk / You're an old slut on junk, lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed / You scumbag, you maggot / You cheap lousy faggot / Happy Christmas your ass / I thank God it's our last". Surely Plays on the greatest Christmas song radio, uncensored, in the UK and Ireland every Christmas. Something of all time, it never fails to fill me a GrandfatherClause, since when BBC Radio 1 ''did'' censor it, they were hit with a warm glow. Not so much "getting crap past major backlash and reversed it the radar" as [[RefugeInAudacity "flying crap straight over the radar at top speed and launching heatseekers after anyone who wants to argue about it"]].same day.
21st May '17 10:07:22 AM nombretomado
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* The music video for "Is Anybody Out There?" by K'naan and Nelly Furtado features 3 different examples of this trope. At the beginning, when the emo looking girl is inside of the comic book store and the man asks her if she's gonna buy something, she yells "Shit! Leave me alone!" at him. Later on, some other girl sees her looking in the window of the restaurant she's eating in and she says "What a skank..." and then shortly after that, the emo girl writes STFU on the window of a restaurant and flips the bird at everyone inside. This video gets regular rotation on VH1.

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* The music video for "Is Anybody Out There?" by K'naan and Nelly Furtado features 3 different examples of this trope. At the beginning, when the emo looking girl is inside of the comic book store and the man asks her if she's gonna buy something, she yells "Shit! Leave me alone!" at him. Later on, some other girl sees her looking in the window of the restaurant she's eating in and she says "What a skank..." and then shortly after that, the emo girl writes STFU on the window of a restaurant and flips the bird at everyone inside. This video gets regular rotation on VH1.Creator/VH1.
12th Apr '17 10:26:40 PM FranksGirl
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* Music/{{Journey}}: Remember from earlier on the list, "Yummy Yummy Yummy"? Erm, well...It gets taken [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] with "Homemade Love". Oh gosh...It's just so...Okay, here! Just flipping read it!:http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858555041/ Here, listen to it!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYbArdRzqOU [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Dirtiest. Journey song. EVER.]] (Somebody ask Steve, Neal, or "Smitty" about it. Let the laughter and blushing ensue.)
** There's also "Walks Like A Lady"---well, erm, at least in one live version (I do believe from a show in Houston); Steve sang this line: "Oh she walks so good, she walks so nice...Oh baby, baby...I think we'll do it twice..." [[FlatWhat WHAT?...?]]
** Oh, and "Just The Same Way". In the first verse, Gregg Rolie supposedly says "Everyday we will fly", but it's completely obvious that he says "Everyday we will [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]]". That's riiiiiight... If it's not though, then YOU can let us know, Mr. Rolie.
** From Steve Perry's "For The Love of Strange Medicine", there's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvCwyJj584M Can't Stop]]", which has a few subtle things in it (Just check the Journey page for more info). Like, um, "Talk real nice/You know, just a little bit of that, uh sugar and spice/Some cutchie-coo"; and the moan says it all...Now, uh, run that last last line through your head again, but now with THIS in mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgoVCx3ajYg&list=PLB6DB4D01058BA670&index=5 Well? I'll give you a minute. Got it? Yeah. That's right. You may be right. Go and listen to the song again, I dare you. [[ShmuckBait Go ahead, go listen to it if you don't believe me...~]]

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* Music/{{Journey}}: Remember from earlier on the list, "Yummy Yummy Yummy"? Erm, well...It gets taken [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] with "Homemade Love". Oh gosh...It's just so...Okay, here! Just flipping read it!:http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858555041/ Here, listen to it!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYbArdRzqOU [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Dirtiest. Journey song. EVER.]] (Somebody ask Steve, Neal, or "Smitty" about it. Let the laughter and blushing ensue.)
** There's also "Walks Like A Lady"---well, erm, at least in one live version (I do believe from a show in Houston); Steve sang this line: "Oh she walks so good, she walks so nice...Oh baby, baby...I think we'll do it twice..." [[FlatWhat WHAT?...?]]
** Oh, and "Just The Same Way". In the first verse, Gregg Rolie supposedly says "Everyday we will fly", but it's completely obvious that he says "Everyday we will [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]]". That's riiiiiight... If it's not though, then YOU can let us know, Mr. Rolie.
** From Steve Perry's "For The Love of Strange Medicine", there's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvCwyJj584M Can't Stop]]", which has a few subtle things in it (Just check the Journey page for more info). Like, um, "Talk real nice/You know, just a little bit of that, uh sugar and spice/Some cutchie-coo"; and the moan says it all...Now, uh, run that last last line through your head again, but now with THIS in mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgoVCx3ajYg&list=PLB6DB4D01058BA670&index=5 Well? I'll give you a minute. Got it? Yeah. That's right. You may be right. Go and listen to the song again, I dare you. [[ShmuckBait Go ahead, go listen to it if you don't believe me...~]]
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