This is the final installment of my musical tribute to Eric Nazum's Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America. If you still haven't gotten the book...shame on you!
2 Live Crew - Me So Horny (mp3) - As Nasty As They Wanna Be
(If you were alive in the early 90's, you HAVE to remember the uproar surrounding this song and album!)
Nirvana - Rape Me (mp3) - In Utero
(Several of the big Mega-Marts refused to carry this album because of the cover art and this song's title. After it became the #1 album in the country, Mega-Marts decided they wanted a piece of the pie and carried an altered version with subdued art and this song's title changed to "Waif Me." Waif me??? What the heck is that? Amazingly, it's still called this on iTunes! C'mon Apple, show some spine.)
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Sub Focus Remix) (mp3) - The Fat of the Land
(After protests from several goodie-goodie groups, the Mega-Marts pulled this album, even though they had been selling it for 9 months.)
Ani DiFranco - Subdivision (live at Carnegie Hall 4/6/02) (mp3) - Carnegie Hall 4.6.02
(Producers of Late Night with David Letterman canceled an appearance by Ani after she refused to drop plans to perform this song, which deals with racism and white flight to the suburbs.)
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole (Opal) (mp3) - Head Like a Hole Single: Australian Import
(After 9/11, Clear Channel Communications put out a list of over 150 songs that they recommended be pulled from playlists. This song was one of them. Other artists whose songs were listed included Sugar Ray, AC/DC, Pat Benetar, REM, and others.)
ALL of this information is offered as tantalizing tidbits from Eric's book. PLEASE go out, or click here, and buy a copy for yourself!