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Radio stations across the U.S. ban this Dylan song over concerns about the songs political theme and the word "shit" in the lyrics.
In a jukebox near me, back in the early 90s, this song was banned and wasn't allowed to be played on the 'Use Your Illusion II' album as apparently it drew in complaints. So it's a small ban... but it's still a ban! And a public ban too!
Most stations censor half the song.
Banned by MTV due to graphic violence and there is a message @ the start saying in my own words this video contains distubing material that offend parental discretion is advised for minors. [Ed.'s note: I wonder why we even need these advisories anymore since the TV-MA rating was supposed to end all that.]
Banned by some US radio stations in 1972 due to Hitler references, despite being a song decrying postwar Germanophobia.
Duran Duran had the dubious distinction of being the very first band to have one of their music videos banned by MTV.
The version released as DLC for the video game "Guitar Hero 5" features a completely silent gap, after "I've got those photos..."
On February 19, 1972, Paul McCartney releases this song, his commentary about the Britain-Ireland conflict. The song is immediately banned by the BBC, but the notoriety the song receives from the banning only increases it's popularity in the U.K. and it soars into the Top 20.
On the Simpsons, Krusty asked the Red Hot Chili Peppers to change the line "What I got you gotta get and put it in ya," which is a parody of "Girl we couldn't get much higher" on Ed Sullivan. However, we mortals did not hear that, only their underwear dance.
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
"Gloomy Sunday," Various / Rezso Serres (composer)
Even though to this day the" Hungarian Suicide Song" legend has not been proved true or false. It has been banned before. (Now, I will say that personally, I think the instrumental version is the creepiest.)
Banned this, Judas priest was up in 1990
In 1966, Chicago's WLS radio commissions a local group to re-record the Them's hit because they object to the lyrics. Station management feels the lyric, "she comes in my room" is too suggestive to broadcast. The local band, the Shadows of Knight, re-record the song and that version becomes a national top ten hit. The Them's original stalls at #71 on the charts.
That's right, folks. STRYPER - that 'Christian metal' band puts out an album with this title and it has a title track as well. 'Christian' stores and the ever-hypocritical Walmart refuses to stock the album. Sounds like an ugly gimmick on behalf of the band - Creed (CRUD) had the same controversy over the use of the 'GD' word in 'What This Life's For' in 1998. Creed sucks and Stryper always was a bunch of pretentious pompous wankers anyway.
Gimme Real Honest Music Anyday!
Banned from radio at the time of release for containing the word "god." Stupid, isn't it?
Two weeks after signing the Sex Pistols, Virgin Records releases this song to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee celebration in June 1977. The song is banned from British airplay because of its "treasonous sentiments." Nonetheless, the song becomes a Number One record in the U. K., listed in some reports with a blank line where the title should be.
That's right, it's on THEIR OWN 1982 live album 'Extraterrestrial Live'. The singer gives his introduction to the song and on the CD you hear, 'Holy *BEEP*, it's Godzilla!'. they didn't need to censor themselves here.
I Saw BOC Live Twice for FREE!
In radio airplay, the n-word is replaced every time by the word "broke"; other inappropriate words are censored during radio broadcast and MTV plays as well.
Original: "Got Ur Self A Gun." The radio edit has echo after the word "a."
The line "It ain't no s***, I'm gonna get some t**" is not often played on the radio, and when the movie has been aired on network TV it's been snipped off, too.
The line "It ain't no shit" is not often played in radio broadcasts.
Part of the 2001 Clear Channel bullcrap
An urban legend about this song at the time of its release alleged that the title was a marijuana reference. Consequently, many deejays wouldn't play it.
When this came out in 1963, the unedited version, with its repeated chorus starting out "And I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar." was not played on the radio. Instead, a radio edit version had the word "damn" blocked out. How different from today those days were, when singing "damn" was "pushing the envelope" too much!
Hutch rails about weapons in outer space and all the economic waste and inequality and the superstar worship that diverts people's attention away from the problems that plaque planet Earth (still holds true today, doesn't it? It's worse than ever!).Then he slams it all with the line, "Well I'm sick of it! It's a load of s***!". That last word is either blanked (video and radio) or replaced with clashing cymbals.
INXS is Heaven Sent
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