No Blacks, No Jews and No Gays

This is a disco tune that went past my teenage radar back during my youth and that great era of disco. It’s a tune I found later in life when reliving that bygone era. I fell in love with this tune.

Needless to say that the very first time I heard this tune the lyrics of the headline above stopped me in my tracks.

What the fuck? No Blacks, No Jews and No Gays?

Then I really listened to the message given through such a moving beat. A message that needs to be heard, must be heard.

Now all these years later I’m like “What the fuck?” This tune needs to be heard again? Does nothing ever fucking change?

Ok, ok , ok yes I’m on a soap box, but dammit people… We are not White, Black, Jew, Gay, Muslim, Mexican or PURPLE for that matter. We are human and we must care for each other, live together and care for our planet plus the creatures on it, or else we are fucked. Fucked.

Please click play, please feel the beat and move your tush. Please be kind to someone today that they may pass the kindness and understanding onto another. We have to start somewhere and dammit I start by saying I love you, care for you and wish to lift you higher.

Smooches!

There but for the grace of god, there go I – Machine – 1979

3 thoughts on “No Blacks, No Jews and No Gays

  1. When this tune first came out, I remember radio stations refusing to play it BECAUSE of the “no blacks, no jews, and no gays” line, and Machine had to release a radio-friendly version in order to get airplay.

  2. This is the first time I’ve heard this song, and hearing this story reminds me of when I first heard Katy Perry’s music. I fell in love with a few songs and then after I had purchased the entire album on MP3 I found out about that “Ur So Gay” song that was sold as an EP. My enthusiasm for her music went out the window after that.

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