Saturday, August 08, 2015

Choice, Broseph

This week in August 1982 the number 12 song on Melbourne radio station's Top 40 chart was Six Months in a Leaky Boat by Split Enz.

Split Enz were one of the most popular New Zealand bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s. This was a former Australian number two hit. It was also released in the United Kingdom, but discouraged from airplay on the BBC. The story is that it was thought that a song with lyrics about a "leaky boat" would be insensitive to military morale during the Falklands War, which was being fought at the time.

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