The previous posters are correct, I just thought I’d add that the local radio stations I listen to only silence the last syllable. So they make it sound like he’s fueling up on Coke (CocaCola) and Whiskey.
I thought this was pretty stupid on their parts, since coke is a pretty common shortening of the word cocaine. But I guess as long as they (the station) could reasonably argue that they meant the drink, they are off the hook.
I really don’t understand the rules, maybe someone could explain it to me… Because about 15 minutes after hearing this censored song, I flipped to the local classic rock station, and there was Clapton singing “Cocaine” to his heart’s content. So does this mean censorship rules applies differently, depending on the artist (i.e. audience)?
I think it’s a pretty fair argument that Kid Rock is no Clapton and that’s a great reason to censor him,
but my guess is that censorship wasn’t then what it is now, and if Clapton’s “cocaine” made a comeback, they’d censor it.
Perhaps - note that this is a total guess - it has to do with the way the drug use is depicted. Clapton’s cover of Cocaine (it’s actually by JJ Cale) doesn’t really glorify the stuff, though it might seem to. The Kid Rock song doesn’t deal with the negatives of drug abuse. This is a guess, and note that it would require censors to listen to the song, which I admit seems unlikely given their track record.