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Re: "Kodachrome" (was CHRISTINA AGUILERA)

>Steve Ordinetz wrote, about Brown Eyed Girl/Van Morrison:

>Oddly, I never heard the edit until the late 70s when it was issued on a
>greatest hits album.  Every station I ever heard it on in 1967 played the
>"dirty" version.  Was the edit released in '67 or did it come later?

   I first heard that edit when I bought a German LP sometime around 1980
that contained that song and most or all of an album Morrison did just
after he left as lead singer of Them. I forget its name, partly because in
different configurations and with slightly different song lists, it's been
released several times over the years under different names.
    The unedited Brown Eyed Girl was always played in the U.S., as far as I
know, definitely back in 1967. I took a wild guess that maybe the edit
showed up on the German LP because it had been created for Britain and/or
    About 10-15 years ago, that stupid edit started getting played on
WDRC-FM in Hartford and I used to send them notes once in awhile pointing
it out. I figure it must have been released on some CD and it happened to
be the one they started using, although I've never seen such a CD. I
haven't heard them play it in many years, so I guess they got rid of it.

   About Kodachrome/Paul Simon: There was a radio station single issued
that deleted "crap." WBZ-ish stations all over the place used it. We had it
at WSPR in Springfield. IIRC,  they took a bit of lyric from a later verse,
so the opening line said, "When I think back on all the girls I knew in
high school, it's a wonder I can think at all." It was a pretty good job,
given the technology of the day. If you didn't know what the deal was, you
wouldn't have noticed that it was a cut-and-paste job, especially listening
to AM on your regular 99-cent car speaker.