Can you think of a song that was specifically banned by a radio station, tv station, or government?
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Back in the summer of 1970 claiming that he fears the song will incite further violence on college campuses following the killing of four students at Kent State University, then Ohio Governor James Rhodes attempts to order Ohio radio stations to ban the song.
Saul Zaentz owns both Tolkien Enterprises and Fantasy Records, which in turn owns the rights to the Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog. In the mid-'80s, former CCR frontman John Fogerty released a single called "The Old Man Down the Road," which Zaentz felt had the same chorus as CCR's "Run Through the Jungle" (also written by Fogerty). Fantasy sued, and Fogerty won, since the songs really aren't all that similar.
In 1989, Guns 'N Roses are cut from the New York AIDS benefit "Rock And A Hard Place," because of the lyrics to this song.
In 1971, New York radio station WNBC bans this song because of it's alleged drug references. Other stations around the country follow suit. The song's composer, Tom Shipley, responds, "In this age of electronic pulling a record because of its lyrics is like the burning of books in the Thirties (sic: 1930's)."
"Opa war Sturmführer," Landser
Actually, practically every song by Landser is banned, because Landser is a German Neo-Nazi band. In fact, the German government deemed them a criminal organization & had the band's leader sentenced to prison for more than 3 years starting in 2003. (P.S., Landser sucks)
Because of the suggestive lyrics and even suggestive title, it was banned by the BBC. Also, in the US, Capitol Records refused to release it, substituting it with another Yoko single, "Touch Me", on the B-Side of Lennon's "Power to the People"
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