Sunday, 14 February 2010

"Who The F**k Are You?"

If you are my Mom, Dad, or Aunt L. who smacks her kids with her slipper when they misbehaved, please don't read this post.  If however you do, call before you head over to see me.  That way I'll have at least an hour head start to get away before you get here.

So I went to Walmart to purchase a copy of "The Who : Greatest Hits."  I was never much of a music lover until my late 30's when I actually started listening for the first time to music other than classical.  Now I only listen to rock.  Not that washed out mushy crap, but the real stuff.  I watch the various CSI shows and their theme songs so I thought I'd like to get a Who CD.

I played the version of "Who Are You" that was on the CD and got to the end of the song when I started wondering where the hell the fuck went.

Every time I hear the song on the radio with the kids in the car I cringe when it plays.  If I'm paying attention I mute it for that bit of the song or explain that that's not a nice word for the rock stars to be saying if I miss the fuck.

Well, my CD is missing the fuck.  When I told Mr. P the fuck was missing he insisted that I must have just not been paying attention and so we listened to it together.

"Yes, your right....they said H.E.Double Hockey Sticks instead!  We both felt a bit let down.  After all isn't H.E.Double Hockey Sticks a worse thing than Fuck?

Mr. P. suggested I bring my new CD back to Walmart and tell them that the fuck is missing and see what they say.  After all, I didn't get the "fuck," what I expected, and I don't like the "hell," what I got instead!

I guess the good news is that I won't feel bad playing it in the car with the kids.  Now that they've heard the original though I know they'll be wondering where the fuck the fuck is too and I'm sure they'll ask.

9 comments:

Kurt said...

My dad wouldn't let us hear Squeeze Box because it was "filthy."

BONNIE K said...

That is kind of bizarre. I didn't know they edited those things.

Grandma "C" said...

Wow, I didn't think that groups were allowed to use the "four letter friend getter" word then, now they censor it. Great post, got a real kick out of it.

ebdon88 said...

fuck. Who knows.Next, they will be pinching my sqeeze-box......

Jennifer Rose said...

walmart censors any cds that they sell. so i never buy music from walmart :p

Serena said...
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Serena said...

I remember when we were little kids, my parents used to listen to a lot of Scottish band music....one line in a song was, "....and bring your whole bloody band" and we kids used to sing it and emphasise the word 'bloody' because we knew it was a swear word and we couldn't get into trouble for singing along with the song. Of course, 'fuck' came many years later. Do you remember the song by Smokie - Living Next Door to Alice? Another version of the song added the line - "Alice. Alice. Where the fuck is Alice?" - and everyone would emphasise the 'fuck' at big parties as they sang along too. LOL

Maureen said...

Oh yes, I read somewhere a while back that Walmart has so much power, they will only carry what they consider to be radio-edited, "safe" versions of songs. It is truely bizarre that bands allow this type of censorship to happen. It all comes down to the allmightly dollar, sad to say...

Take it back and get a copy somewhere else; you'll get the right version.

Sandy said...

Hilarious!!! Where the hell did the fuck go, hahah!!!!!!