Stupid radio edits

…or, The pussification of terrestrial country radio continues.

I should preface this by saying I don’t make it a habit to listen to San Antonio country radio. I’d heard enough complaints from Sabra about about KJ97 and Y100 that I figured it’d be best to stay away from them. It’d take a lot for me to be pulled away from the satellite radio anyway, though KISS 99.5 is actually a pretty good rock station and I’ve really gotten to like KKYX…

The other day I made a run to Bill Miller’s and HEB and left my satellite radio at the house, so I was left with terrestrial. So I surfed, as I am wont to do, and came up on Y100 playing the Zac Brown Band’s “Toes,” which as far as mainstream country songs go is pretty edgy, with the line about the dude having his “ass in the sand” and “roll(ing) a big fat one.” But what do I hear when they get to that first line?

“I got my toes in the water, toes in the clay.”

And radio programmers (and supposedly audiences) had a problem with the word “ass” here but two summers ago had no problem with the blatant sexual overtones in Rascal Flatts’ “Bob That Head”? What the hell is wrong with people?

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One Response to “Stupid radio edits”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (69.152.235.1)
    The first time I remember hearing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the radio as a child, I couldn’t figure out why the hell that word has been changed. And that was something of a curse word. I don’t think I’ll ever understand the hand-wringing over the word “ass”
    July 25, 2010, 6:16:02 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    TFG (24.243.34.236)
    It’s probably not edgy enough for you, but I listen to KNBT on 92.1 exclusively. It starts fading about Hildebrand.

    That idiot song is an immediate “tab, please” song, too, because next you’re going to get Lady bluhbluhbellum. This town don’t know from country music — it’s headbangers and Nashville. Kind of like hell would be.
    July 25, 2010, 11:39:03 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (69.152.235.1)
    Eh, in spite of myself I actually do like the song. And KNBT is a great station, from what I’ve heard of it. I was telling Sabra just the other day that it’d be great if they’d jack up the power of the transmitter about 50,000 watts…

    LOL Sabra. I thought it was “son of a gun” for a LONG time…it was a pretty good while before I heard the original.
    July 26, 2010, 11:51:10 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BobG (71.35.221.86)
    I haven’t listened to the radio in years; I’ll stick with the music in my collection.
    July 27, 2010, 8:57:51 AM CDT

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