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Neil Young says there is no place to play protest songs today

Neil Young dropped by Marc Maron’s garage for the latest episode of the WTF podcast. The pair’s wide-ranging discussion covered the rocker’s new “live” album Earth, his climate change concerns and his belief that a protest song like “Ohio” would have minimal impact in today’s society.

On the latter subject, Young pointed to the monopolization and resulting homogenization of radio stations – “All 300 stations playing the same thing,” he said – as the reason why a protest song of any type could not thrive today. The relevance of the radio station has diminished, he said.

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