Thursday, March 05, 2009

Eagles clipped

You'll have heard The Eagles' Life In The Fast Lane, of course. Did you manage to listen to it without fainting clean away?

After 40-odd years, Birmingham radio station Eagle 106.9 FM has started to remove an offensive bit from the song:

We’ve been up and down this highway/ haven’t seen a goddamn thing.

Eagle 106.9 program manager Mike Schoenherr, a.k.a. Hurricane Shane, replaced “god” with a snippet of lyric-less music from elsewhere in the song.

This is, in case you hadn't guessed, Birmingham in Alabama, not in the West Midlands.

It's unclear how many people objected to the "god" more than the "damn", if, indeed, anyone objected at all.