UnNews:Boney M removes Neil Young cover from Spotify
Sunday, January 30, 2022
970s German-Caribbean Eurodisco band Boney M have announced that they are removing their cover of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" from Spotify in protest of Joe Rogan's podcast, which has often featured misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines.
"We gave Spotify an ultimatum -- him or us," says Liz Mitchell. "We're only removing 'Heart of Gold,' because it's one of our lesser-known recordings and because we need the money."
Fan response was indifferent.
"Um, yeah, sure, okay," said Jimbo Reagan. "Not the first song that comes to mind when I think of Boney M."
"They did that song?" asked Marie Goodman.
"This is all a liberal conspiracy," says some oddball dressed as a raccoon. "All the libtards are gonna start their own streaming service and make those fat stacks. Remember when Neil Young did that Porno or whatever the hell that shit was called? It was that high-resolution iPod crap that looked like a Toblerone candy bar. A triangle! The clues are right there, sheeple!"
"Since we need the money from 'Rasputin,' 'Daddy Cool,' 'Ma Baker', and 'Gotta Go Home,' we're giving this one away free, if anyone cares."
"Usually, ad firms just use the Bobby Hebb version. Thanks for the money, Jerusalem/Tel Aviv," says Marcia Barrett. "Hey, Dairy Queen, call us so you can use 'Daddy Cool.'"
Fellow German Eurodisco group Dschinghis Khan ("Dschinghis Khan," "Moskau") is also removing their music in solidarity with Boney M.
- Andy Greene "Neil Young Demands Spotify Remove His Music Over ‘False Information About Vaccines’" Rolling Stone, January 24, 2022
- Mike Snider "Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in the Spotify departure. Could more music giants follow suit?" USA Today, January 29, 2022
- Todd Spangler "Neil Young Pushes Amazon Music Four-Month Free Promo After Exiting Spotify" Variety, January 29, 2022
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