[Jandek] Blue Corpse edits

Ratan X ratanx at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 07:34:40 PDT 2005

On Apr 8, 2005, at 12:39 PM, twcd1 at aol.com wrote:

> I noticed a change in the lyrics on the track "Georgia East"
> "Big wheels turning
> Talk about negroes
> Talk about the fruit"
> But on the cd re-release the line "Talk about negroes" has been 
> removed.
> In my letter, I told Corwood that changing that line made a big 
> impression on me and I asked him why they felt the need to change it. 
> "Social responsibility" was Corwood's short reply.

I find the edit more bothersome than the original lyric. From what I 
can tell, the line was in no way meant to be offensive or malicious 
(though I realize that, despite the "Negro College Fund," "negro" does 
have some bad connotations).

I wasn't reading along with the lyrics to notice this until you 
mentioned it. Now it does seem the "talk about fruit" line jumps in 
somewhat abruptly, or at least sounds a bit "off."


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