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02 November 2012

Friday Music: "Radio Radio" - Elvis Costello and The Attractions

I give you Elvis Costello and The Attractions' "Radio Radio":

The song itself addresses the media, corporatization, social indifference, censorship, and hegemony. This particular performance is a great example of protest art as Costello's record label instructed him to play his current single, "Less than Zero," during his appearance on Saturday Night Live on 17 December 1977, but he famously stops the band and breaks into "Radio Radio" instead, embodying the ideology embedded in the song.

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