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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone else here really love The Unblinking eye (everything is broken)? I love the fact that Roger is brave enough to do that. He seems very...opinionated. I'm surprised it hasn't been banned, I mean they banned Nazis 1994 when the country was a bit more sane about whats acceptable. I suppose they couldn't deny the truth.



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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who?

'Nazis 1994' wasn't banned (it was in top 30!),  Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre has banned just one line from advertisement, Radio One removed the track to the night airings.

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What other Queen songs have been banned or censored?

The BBC's Top of the Pops show banned the video of Under Pressure because it featured footage from the troubles in Ulster.

BBC Radio also muted the line "a liittle high" in Bo Rap when it was re-released after Fred's death.

The fat bottomed girl 7" single cover was redone to add panties to the girl (a damn shame imo).

No doubt the nude poster from Jazz was banned in many countries?




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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Love songs' in Iran, its GH version omits them.


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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:

What other Queen songs have been banned or censored?

The BBC's Top of the Pops show banned the video of Under Pressure because it featured footage from the troubles in Ulster.

BBC Radio also muted the line "a liittle high" in Bo Rap when it was re-released after Fred's death.

The fat bottomed girl 7" single cover was redone to add panties to the girl (a damn shame imo).

No doubt the nude poster from Jazz was banned in many countries?

The Body language video maybe?









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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The explosive version of Innuendo.

The USA Body Language sleeve
The Jazz poster in some parts of the world

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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



An Extremely Nice Chap wrote:

The explosive version of Innuendo.


Banned? Censored? Why and in which country?








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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last night I ordered the CD-single. I've only heard it one time, because I'm not a huge fan of "PC-music".
Nice to get something else than bills in the mail...



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Posted: 06 Jan 10, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I downloaded the song on 4 shared.

AWESOME track.

Heard his album's going to be released this year.


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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like it, but I think it's not a highlight in Rogers catalogue.

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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's not so bad, and not so good!


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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked the song on first listen,  but now it does nothing for me.

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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It isn't banned because nobody gives a fuck about a 60-year-old has-been recording a mediocre track which maybe a couple of thousand Queenfans will hear. However, I think it's great that Roger still makes new music even though his audience is pretty limited.


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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Way more than a couple thousand Queen fans have heard the song.. Almost 260,000 hits as I type this.. Not too shabby imo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8ZtaDOniZ0

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Posted: 08 Jan 10, 03:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 08 Jan 10, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Cosmos Rocks was banned in Australia.

Either that, or no one bought it.


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Posted: 08 Jan 10, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



IC 6071 wrote:

Way more than a couple thousand Queen fans have heard the song.. Almost 260,000 hits as I type this.. 

Those were people looking for TAYLOR Swift.  They hit the wrong video.









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Posted: 08 Jan 10, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I  bought the song in part to send a message that new music from Rog is still desired and still appreciated, but  I do like it as well.  The lyrics are a little trite, but the music is pleasant and I have always really loved his voice. The orchestral section in the middle is too long, the whole thing is a bit of a pastiche of approaches, the harder 'High Street full of holes' section could have been reprised, and Lord knows I don't understand the closed bathroom signs in the video.   But overall it's a good track made with passion by an experienced musician with a great rock and roll voice who happens to be part of a band that inspires me more and makes me happier than any other. Count me in.