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Taboo tunes : a history of banned bands & censored songs

Author: Peter Blecha
Publisher: San Francisco : Backbeat Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From ancient Rome through the 1980s "Explicit Lyrics" labeling crusade and on to the infamous Taliban regime, repressive governments and self-appointed moral guardians have sought to limit musical expression. In this ode to scandal, Peter Blecha recounts the travails of musicians who have dared to air "unacceptable" topics. Filled with several centuries' worth of raunchy sex ditties, morbid murder ballads,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Blecha
ISBN: 0879307927 9780879307929
OCLC Number: 53375035
Description: ix, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fear of music --
Beat crazy --
The devil in disguise --
Token drug song --
Let's talk about sex --
Killing in the name --
Find the cost of freedom.
Responsibility: by Peter Blecha.
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"From ancient Rome through the 1980s "Explicit Lyrics" labeling crusade and on to the infamous Taliban regime, repressive governments and self-appointed moral guardians have sought to limit musical expression. In this ode to scandal, Peter Blecha recounts the travails of musicians who have dared to air "unacceptable" topics. Filled with several centuries' worth of raunchy sex ditties, morbid murder ballads, blasphemous satanic songs, paeans to intoxicating substances, and radical political anthems, Taboo Tunes lays the censors' stories bare." "Taboo Tunes casts a spotlight on current concerns over civil liberties and artistic freedom in the post-9/11 world."--Jacket.

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