resend - BBC - Christmas song edit - PC madness?
Tue Dec 18 15:21:15 EST 2007
>>I think Allan Sherman's songs have been edited as if for kids'
compilation albums, although Allan Sherman was writing for an adult
audience back then, with suggestive allusions such as this one in "Camp
"And the head coach wants no sissies,
So he reads to us from something called 'Ulysses'"
Or from "It's a most unusual play":
"There's no scenery, there's no lighting, there's no costumes -- oh,
Anyway, I hate the sort of edit done to "12 Gifts of Christmas" -- they
just snipped out the word "naked" rather than adding an audible bleep
pause, so the song has a little "jump" in every verse, for those of us
old enough to remember the original version before it got
I'll have to go back and check now, but I believe the version on the
limited Rhino release "My Son the Box" has the unedited version.
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