Can you think of a song that was specifically banned by a radio station, tv station, or government?
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After Hudson's, a then large department store chain, refuses to carry the debut album from MC5 when it is released in April 1969, the group agrees to delete the expletive "mother******" from the song.
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
In late 1985, Ghadafi (then the Libyan leader) was raising a ruckus with his terrorism, causing tension with Europe and friction with the U.S. The band had just put out their first hits compilation which included their first hit which was inspired by the writer Albert Camus. The album came with a sticker stating that "Killing An Arab" has no racist overtones, that it's a song that decries hate in all forms and the Cure condemns the use of that song to promote anti-Arab feeling. Also, the Cure asked that radio stations stop playing that song. I've heard it here on American radio a few times. This kind of seems to resemble how everytime America has a war the armchair warriors at their pro-war rallies usually play "Born In the U.S.A.", which is an ANTI-WAR classic by Bruce Springsteen. Some people just don't get it.
Look Beneath the Skin
The phrase 'F*** you I won't do what you tell me' is repeated 17 times near the song's end and for radio play a version with the 'F word' substituted by another 'F word' ('Forget') is played. Then in the original song Zack de la Rocha screams, 'Mother****er!' and that word is substituted with the phrase 'for the first time'.
I won't do what you tell me either!
"King Of Fuh," Brute Force/Paul McCartney
Brute Force is the pseudonym of Stephen Friedland, an American singer and songwriter. He wrote a song about the king of a fictitious mystery land of 'Fuh'. Very few copies of the single were made because of the repeated use of the term 'Fuh King' (say that real fast!). Its B-side was a cover of the Chiffons' "Nobody Knows,". It has a completely different feel from Brute Force's version, which features a sinister sound and rather disturbing substitution of "she's too young" for the original "he's no good." 'Fuh King' was released on the compilation 'Best of Apple' in 2015. And strange enough, Paul McCartney's 2016 CD has a song titled 'Fuh You'. Figure THAT one out, fellas!
Something Is Fuh-ed Up Here!
Banned from "AM" radio all because of one word in the lyrics.
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