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#1
So I'm just wondering why they hardly play Metal or Hard Rock on the radio (Atleast they hardly do in Australia), I am assuming that is because the songs are about death and themes simular to it. Now my question is why do they play songs that are talking about sex etc.?

An example is T-Pains "Low" song and the Pussy Cat Dolls "Don't Cha" song. I just don't understand how they can let our society listen to this? Do we really want our 12 year old children listening to this **** and getting ideas?

Anyway discuss.
#3
It's not about lyrical themes. It's just how easy the song is to get into, how memorable/catchy it is. Metal isn't like that.

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#4
Metal doesn't appeal to the average radio user.
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#5
Basically if music is simple and anyone can listen to it then it will get radio time, the Dj's don't play there favourite songs, they play songs that will get listeners and a lot of mainstream listeners would turn off if they heard metal or hard rock. That's why it's better to look for a specialist station if you wanna hear your kinda music being played ... or by some albums.
#6
You seem to forget that the radio plays chart stuff. If Pussycat dolls and T-Pain sell loads of records, they get more airplay. When Death Magnetic and All Hope is Gone were number one, Metallica and Slipknot were all over the radio.
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#7
Yeah, because of everything on the radio is ****. Metal would be more appealing, if it was on the radio. The songs on the radio are just innuendos (hilarious ones at that). If they want to talk about sex, put on some songs like Sodomy and Lust or Goddess of Sodomy. Make those teeny boppers understand--sexual themes.
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#8
because majority of people listen to whatever crap the media throws at them. they dont listen around to find what music they like and make the radio play that. they wait to be told what to enjoy.
#9
Being Australian, I totally understand. It really bugs me what they play on our radios, because the majority of it is just horrible, horrible music. Sadly, australian radio seems to be dictated by what 12-14 year old girls like.

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You seem to forget that the radio plays chart stuff. If Pussycat dolls and T-Pain sell loads of records, they get more airplay. When Death Magnetic and All Hope is Gone were number one, Metallica and Slipknot were all over the radio.


I don't think I've ever heard Metallica or Slipknot on the radio my entire life.

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#10
...Are you serious TS?

I'd say it's because
A: most metal songs aren't catchy
B: most metal songs go for quite a while (most good ones anyway )
C: there are metal radio stations in australia, local ones usually. try finding them and stop waiting for MMM to play Sadus.
#11
thats why all australians should listen to Triple J
(at least for Full Metal Racket on tuesday nights)
#12
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You seem to forget that the radio plays chart stuff. If Pussycat dolls and T-Pain sell loads of records, they get more airplay. When Death Magnetic and All Hope is Gone were number one, Metallica and Slipknot were all over the radio.

I think i heard the day that never comes (unfortunatley) once on the radio. Never any slipknot to my dissapointment. Its all just scouting for girls and the script.
#13
its a conspiracy.
the government is trying to retard the population so that we're more easily controlled. just look at this internet censorship thing. what is anybody doing about that? i'll tell you what - NOTHING!

we're all gonna be controlled, man. we're gonna be pushed around like dolls, and we're going to be sculpted like putty to become the perfect consumers.

and how are they going to do it? through bad music.
when people hear it, their minds shut down. kind of like how a woman cant remember the pain of childbirth because it hurts too much. they're going to saturate the planet with this music, and they're going to shut down all of our minds.

soon we will all be post-lobotomy mental patients.

turn off your radio, man
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#14
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It's not about lyrical themes. It's just how easy the song is to get into, how memorable/catchy it is. Metal isn't like that.

Correlation != Causation

i don't know, metal can be pretty catchy. distortion sleep by Soilwork is the catchiest song I've ever heard
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#15
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I don't think I've ever heard Metallica or Slipknot on the radio my entire life.


I live in Melbourne and I hadn't ever heard them either, but I went up to Brisbane for a week and they were playing a little Death Magnetic stuff. makes me feel that Melbourne is the worst place to be for radio, especially seeing as I don't think there is any specialist Metal station around here.
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I don't think I've ever heard Metallica or Slipknot on the radio my entire life.

At work I listen to the radio one (Biggest Radio Station in the world) from 9 to 5 every day, and when AHIG was released I had to listen to Psychosocial and that other one every bloody day. There was also a whole day where every DJ would play a different Metallica song. There's a metal show on Radio one as well, and Bruce Dickinson has a Radio 6 show every Friday night where he plays everything from Kiss to Nile.
They play chart stuff during the day, and it's always been like that. Its all down to record sales, not 'what the public want to hear.'
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because majority of people listen to whatever crap the media throws at them. they dont listen around to find what music they like and make the radio play that. they wait to be told what to enjoy.

And they enjoy it, what difference does it make? Most people aren't to concerned about what they listen to, they just want something simple and catchy.

And apparently, the radio delivers. Some mightn't agree, but I'm sure a majority of the population would.
#20
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They do in Melbourne

=O what station, tell me now!
#21
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Guys... Triple ****ing J

Wednesday ****ing nights.

I still think its going anyway!


i think wednesdays is short.fast.loud which is mainly punk
try tuesday for full metal racket
#23
There are stations that focus on rock/metal. Here in winland we have Radio Rock
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i think wednesdays is short.fast.loud which is mainly punk
try tuesday for full metal racket

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I remember before Luke Kenny from the Berzerker went on it i'm pretty sure.
#25
it's about views. The radio company gets payed the more pepole listen to it so they try and play songs that more pepole would tune in to.
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I remember before Luke Kenny from the Berzerker went on it i'm pretty sure.



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#27
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There are stations that focus on rock/metal. Here in winland we have Radio Rock


That's because Finland is awesome.

Didn't you have a guy on Finnish Idol who sang Sonata Arctica songs? That'd never happen here!

There are NO metal radio stations in England.
#28
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I live in Melbourne and I hadn't ever heard them either, but I went up to Brisbane for a week and they were playing a little Death Magnetic stuff. makes me feel that Melbourne is the worst place to be for radio, especially seeing as I don't think there is any specialist Metal station around here.



I agree...
I don't even listen to the radio for music anymore...
One time.. I went to Tazzy for a holiday..
They played SOAD on the radio..
Not full-on metal but good enough..
Listen to some AM stations...
If they've got J-pop.. They gotta have metal
#29
^ You mean that douchebag Ari Koivunen? He sang Zeppelin, Maiden and all kinds of other stuff on Idols but his own music ain't really nothing worth mentioning.
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#30
Metal is highly un-palatable for many people. Also, most people just want music that makes them feel happy and give them an emotional high, as opposed to dark and serious.
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#31
^ Metal is teh sirius biznes
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#32
The radio is for people that like nice, catchy and fun songs, metal is not mainstream-friendly, if the radio use metal songs then their station wouldnt have many viewers.
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#33
Quote by Birdy266
So I'm just wondering why they hardly play Metal or Hard Rock on the radio (Atleast they hardly do in Australia), I am assuming that is because the songs are about death and themes simular to it. Now my question is why do they play songs that are talking about sex etc.?

An example is T-Pains "Low" song and the Pussy Cat Dolls "Don't Cha" song. I just don't understand how they can let our society listen to this? Do we really want our 12 year old children listening to this **** and getting ideas?

Anyway discuss.


Triple J is your friend. They generally play indie/folk but every Tuesday or Wednesday they have a metal thing.
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Triple J is your friend. They generally play indie/folk but every Tuesday or Wednesday they have a metal thing.

4 triple z is good for us Brisbanites.
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#35
Maybe you should listen to an actual rock/metal channel?
I mean, they aren't gonna play T.I. and then turn right around and play Slipknot on the same channel.

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#36
Well, I know a lot of people around here will like anything that is "cool" by Radio standards. So there is one dude int he radio station who likes this crap and everyone thinks it's cool becuase it's on the radio. I **** you not, these 3 chicks who were with us for a week, us listening to Death/Black/Thrash and we were the majority and by the end of the week they were into it as apposed to mainstream crap. Then they hung out with a bunch of mainstream ****s again and they didn't like the metal stuff as much anymore.
#39
I thought radio had been dead since the early 80's?
All I listen to the radio for is the ABC (Australia's government funded radio station, so no adds). Not alot of music, just alot of interesting discussions on alot of things and news and such. I only listen to it when im in my dads car, but yeah, I dont listen to commercial radio, and you would be suprised at how commercial being 'metal'/'underground' has become. They even cash in on the counter culture these days, the only hope left is just to be apathetic really.
But in all honesty I dont know why anyone would listen to commercial radio, there is an ad every 3 minutes, I wont say bad things about the music, because alot of people like it, its really just the ads that put me off.
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