"Black Stations White Stations" as written by and Mark Thomas Gane Martha Helen Johnson....
A voice inside of my car told me today
there was a song of a love they would not play
She was black, he was white
A voice inside of my car told me today...

Black stations, white stations
Break down the door
Stand up and face the music
This is nineteen eighty-four!

Black stations, white stations
Feet on the floor
Dance on the ceiling with us
This is nineteen eighty-four!

When I dream my dream in black & white
(When I dream my dream...)
Trip the light fantastic through the night
(Trip the light fantastic through the...)
Dance with me while they sleep
When I dream my dream in black & white...

If words could speak I wonder what they'd say?
The tides are growing stronger every day
Sink or swim, let them in
If words could speak I wonder what they'd say?


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    General CommentIt's a song by Martha, they were touring the US or something, then they heard there were radio stations refusing to play black music and they were shocked about this, evidently. Nowadays, with all that hip-hop and rap, it's so 1984 in fact to ever think that radio apartheid would last and they were seeing the future when thinking that radio would be black AND white. In fact, today it's mostly black music everywhere, lol.
    Deodataon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt was commented at one point that the "She was black, he was white" and "a voice inside my car told me today" were due to one of the band members hearing a radio discussion which claimed Van Morrison's original song was "Brown-Skinned Girl" and he was told to change it because of racial bias in radio.

    We still have stations that cater toward Latinos, or that play rap and hip-hop which are usually considered 'black music,' but in the 70s a station geared toward white listeners might refuse to play a song with interracial lyrics; in some places, interracial marriage was still illegal, and interracial relationships stayed scandalous long after they were legalized.
    Skunkleon May 17, 2013   Link

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