Why did the US banned these album covers?

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Why did the US banned these album covers?

Post by vinyl collector » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am

I know since a lot of decades back that the US has been very restricted about nudity. I have been busted myself. :oops: But do you think these album covers should be banned in the US today year 2018? In the UK? Or in the rest of the world?

NME: 40 outrageous banned album sleeves

Rolling Stone: Banned in the U.S.A.: 20 Wildest Censored Album Covers

Billboard: 20 Banned Album Covers

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Probably one of the most wellknown album cover and one of the most valuable in the world...
The Beatles
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David Bowie
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Jimi Hendrix
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Led Zeppelin
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Sky Ferreira (banned 2013?????)
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Roger Waters
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John Lennon
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Prince
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Re: Why did the US banned these album covers?

Post by B_big. » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:57 am

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Re: Why did the US banned these album covers?

Post by CaptainVague » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:09 pm

These were never officially banned by the US or any state government. Most were dropped or covered with paper or stickers in the offending places by big retailers to prevent any customer complaints. In some cases like Electric Ladyland, two different record companies were involved. Hendrix instructed Reprise to use a Linda Eastman photo of the group taken in central park NYC. They opted instead for a head shot of him from a Saville theater show. Track records, his UK label, took they liberty of using the naked ladies photo without his consent and which Jimi hated. It was readily available at independent record shops as an import. All of these covers could readily be obtained uncensored and in open view at the independent shops across the US. The Butcher cover was a dollar and cents deal. So many record dealers complained it jeopardized their young teen sales which were usually paid for by Mom, Dad, or grandma who "might" be turned off. Capitol caved right in and recalled them for paste overs.
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