Tuesday, 18 December 2007
BBC sees sense on Pogues song
BBC Radio 1 has backed down after a furore erupted over its decision to censor the Pogues' Fairytale of New York, undoubtedly one of the best Christmas songs ever, because "some members of the audience might find it offensive". I find most things played on Radio 1 not to my taste (more of a Radio 2, 3, 4 and 5 girl myself) but this really was political correctness gone mad. This decision was even more ludicrous given that Radio 2 were playing the unedited version! Thankfully someone at the top of the Christmas tree saw good sense and those who do listen to Radio 1 can now hear the song in all its 20-year-old glory. Of course after all this publicity, I bet the odds on the Pogues being number 1 have shortened!!