Saturday, June 14, 2014

Banned in the USSR

... as the Beatles didn't quite sing. Here's a fascinating list of artists who couldn't be aired on Soviet radio stations, together with the authorities' reasoning. Three observations:

1. I love how "Punk" is considered enough of a justification.

2. If Pink Floyd could be banned for "Interfering [sic] the foreign policy of USSR", then presumably you wouldn't hear much of Bono's U2 either. A case of small mercies for the Soviet people, you could argue.

3. As for 10cc and Julio Iglesias, I've always had them both pegged as neo-fascists.

(Thanks to Neil for the link.)

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