The stuffy BBC had a reputation for banning records with any suggestive content, but Serge Gainsbourg, the former boyfriend of Brigitte Bardot, was the first recording artist to achieve a number one single with a banned record, when the heavy breathing of his new lover Jane Birkin steamed up the 1969 charts with Je t'aime (moi non plus). Top of the Pops got around the ban by broadcasting an instrumental cover version, avoiding all the naughtiness.
But their music is good though...
Anything by Mindless Self Indulgence? Now THEY are crude! Yeah, but I suppose they've hung on this long because their actual music is very well done and the singing is more than permissable. It's just the lyrics and ad libs. example lyric from song 'I'm your problem now' (I think) "I love my Mommy 'cause she f**ked my Dad!"
I like them now, but they take some getting used to, especially when you're the sort of guy who usually stands by the principle "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, just hold back on the Sex and Drugs". I'm not a prude, but I know when I shouldn't be listening/reading something, and how to limit that, and when they're as all out as MSI, that's a problem. But, with those guys, I've leant to love them... ish.
I don't believe censoring is a bad thing - but when they censor you because of who your boyfriend is? That's awful. And low.
If anyone's heard of a manga called Death Note, and that brilliant work's ban in the Republic of China, then you'll see what I mean.
Most of the recordings produced by those T.V. talent shows should be banned under the Geneva convention (torture section.)
As soon as you walk into a shopping mall or restaurant you just know that they will be blasted at you on a continuous loop until you either go mad or run out screaming.