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Radio 1 Mailbag


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Anne Nightingale features listeners' letters on almost any subject.
I hear constant praise from DJs on the virtues of "heavy metal" as if it was actually important and helping somebody. How can seemingly intelligent people react like this? Is it not plainly obvious that all heavy metal is totally reactionary and offensive to socially-minded people - the macho posturing and misogynist lyrics, the advertisements featuring a sadistic male and female slave? The heavy metal bands certainly won't do anything to help in "rock against sexism", they just don't care. Their only interest is how many albums they can sell and how to exploit women along the way.'
'This guy who wrote to you is obviously some kind of musically illiterate bopper who spends his time doing just that to pathetic groups who can't even play their own instruments - they are the commercialised rubbish he talks of and they are the ones who exploit people.'
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