25 years after Dire Straits Money For Nothing released, the Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council banned the full length version of the song from Canadian radio. Apparently a single listener to CHOZ-FM in Newfoundland complained after hearing the word ‘f*****” in the full length version of the song on February 1st, 2010. That one complaint has now led to a nationwide ban. From the official statement:
The Atlantic Regional Panel concludes that the use of the word “f*****” in the song “Money for Nothing” was unacceptable for broadcast and that, by broadcasting an unedited version of the song, CHOZ-FM breached Clause 2 of the CAB Code of Ethics, and Clauses 2, 7 and 9 of the Equitable Portrayal Code. The Panel notes parenthetically that the song would not otherwise fall afoul of any of the foregoing broadcast standards if suitably edited.
An edited down version of the song, without the word , does exist but no self respecting classic rock station would play it. Consider this one a win for the PC police, a loss for classic rock fans, and an epic fail by Canadian radio officials who just added one more item to the list of reasons you should get your music online.
since I can’t get it off you tube I would suggest this song
The Logical song seems to suit the bill
I think I will start a crusade to censor all political speeches across my TV as I find it damaging to my ears!
Whats next..classic books because they no longer fit in to the political correctness of our politicians little brains!
Cape & cap – leLutka
Bodysuit – Hucci – special promo sale
Skin – League-Amber pale
Scarf – Maitryea
Bracelet – Fusion – feather charm
Pose – Just A Pose