Anti-Iraq war rock song claimed blacklisted by US government
Rock musician Mick Star claims that his anti-Iraq war song “Jets” is not getting air time due to pressure on radio stations from the White House.
Press Release Newswire writes: “The American music community has turned a deaf ear to the most dramatic anti-Bush pop/rock song ever written and produced by an American citizen.”
“Maybe they’re not playing it because it sucks,” comments Ron Wheeler in the guestbook of Mick Star’s home page. He continues: “Since no one has heard of this guy is it not possible that his opinion is so completely off the radar that no one cares? This story is not news. His “publicist” should be banned for such a ridiculous notion.”
Mick Star’s anti-Bush and anti-war song mixes speeches with the music and song lyrics about the Jets that land at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, USA, bearing the dead American soldiers from Iraq.
The composer seems convinced it has been banned on American radio: “The White House tactics is to hold back funding from private, public and college radio stations across America that play “Jets”,” claims Mick Star.
Mick Star says that record producers, record companies and rock bands that are currently touring America have been ordered to honor the White House blacklisting of Star and “Jets” or they will be placed on the same “Banned On America Radio” blacklist. “With the help of Fox, Clear Channel and other American owned and Republican Party run radio station monoliths, these tactics have proven effective,” states Mick Star on his home page.
Listen to the song on Mick Star’s home page:
Press Release Newswire, USA – 25 September 2005:
‘Rock Musician Claims White House Has Banned His Song’
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