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Backbeat Books Taboo Tunes Book

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In this extensively researched 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, satanic songs, paeans to intoxication and radical political anthems, this book lays the censors' stories bare, and casts a much-...  Click To Read More About This Product

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In this extensively researched 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, 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.Blecha tells a story of how free we aren't. It's a story every music fan needs to know. - Dave Marsh 6 x 9, 214 pages

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214 pages
Size: 9-1/4" x 6"
Author: Peter Blecha
ISBN: 879307927
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