Elvis Costello says he will no longer play “Oliver’s Army” which contains racial insult
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“Take only one itchy trigger; One more widow, one less white [N-word], “Costello sings in the political anthem, inspired by the unrest in Northern Ireland and his encounters with young soldiers involved in the conflict.
“If I wrote this song today, I might think twice about it,” he told The Telegraph. “That’s what my grandfather was called in the British Army – it’s historically a fact – but people hear that word ringing like a bell and accuse me of something I didn’t have intend to do. ”
Costello agreed that beeping the word “makes it worse,” he told The Telegraph, “because [radio stations] then highlight it. “
The musician said he wrote a new verse for the song – one that focused on censorship – for a previous tour, but decided to pull the song down in the future, and that radio stations should do so. same.
“Don’t play the record! ” he said.
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