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Peter Blecha : A History of Banned Bands and Censored Songs - Peter Blecha

Peter Blecha

A History of Banned Bands and Censored Songs


Published: 1st April 2004
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In this extensively researched ode to scandal, Peter Blecha recounts the travails of musicians who have dared to air inch.unacceptable inch. topics. Filled with several centuries' worth of raunchy sex ditties, morbid murder ballads, satanic songs, paeans to intoxication and radical political anthems, this book lays the censors' stories bare, and casts a much-needed spotlight on civil liberties and artistic freedom in our post-9/11 world. Highlights the work of hundreds of controversial musicians, including: The Beatles, Ray Charles, the Dixie Chicks, Dylan, Eminem, Billie Holiday, Nirvana, Elvis, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols, Springsteen, Zappa and others. inch.Blecha tells a story of how free we aren't. It's a story every music fan needs to know. inch. - Dave Marsh

Foreword: "Ring, Ring Goes the Bell ..."p. v
A Prefatory Notep. vii
Fear of Musicp. 1
Beat Crazyp. 15
The Devil in Disguisep. 39
Token Drug Songp. 59
Let's Talk About Sexp. 85
Killing in the Namep. 123
Find the Cost of Freedomp. 137
Notes and Sourcesp. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 200
About the Authorp. 202
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780879307929
ISBN-10: 0879307927
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32