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Elvis Costello wants his own song “Oliver’s Army” banned for using N-word

Singer Elvis Costello this week urged radio stations to stop playing his 1979 song “Oliver’s Army” because of his use of the n-word.

“People hear that word ringing like a bell and accusing me of something I didn’t intend to do,” he told The Telegraph in an interview.

The song is about British imperialism and Northern Ireland and contains a reference to an “n —— white”, which Costello says is “historically a fact” that his grandfather was. called up in the British army.

Elvis Costello is seen in London, November 16, 2021.
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The 67-year-old London native said he would “think twice” before including the word in the song if he wrote it today.

“Oliver’s Army” reached number two on the UK charts in 1979. It appeared on Costello’s “Armed Forces” album.

Elvis Costello, left, performs with Juanes in Inglewood, Calif. On October 2, 2021.

Elvis Costello, left, performs with Juanes in Inglewood, Calif. On October 2, 2021.
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The “She” interpreter called the beeping the word over the radio a “mistake.”

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“They make it worse by beeping him for sure,” he said. “Because they highlight it then. Don’t play the record! “

Costello is releasing his new album “The Boy Names If” on Friday and has said he will likely return on tour with the Imposters in June, but will no longer play “Oliver’s Army”.

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