Great! Found a thread for this 45.
There is a reason for reactivating it.
Last night BBC Four showed an hour long documentary about banned records, followed by another hour long programme playing many of those banned records.
That's two whole hours on the subject, so you'd think there'd be time for the most successful songwriter of all time (that's Paul) and his wonderful 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' 45 to get a mention, and then it occurred to me the reason why it wouldn't.
Despite being banned at the time, ALL the records played would now be played without a second thought on British radio.....'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' would not.
So crass, vulgar rubbish by Frankie Goes To Hollywood and George Michael (to name just two) have been re-evaluated, but a song which simply asks whether someone living in Birmingham or Liverpool would want to a pass soldiers on their way to work like the Belfast public had to in the late 60s/early 1970s hasn't. Genius.
Way to go, Paul!
They wouldn't admit it, but I'd put a considerable amount of money on it that the BBC still has an 'unofficial' ban on 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish'.
Not bad after 42 years.....beat that Johnny Rotten.