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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just got the On Fire CD set today (after swearing I wouldn't, but that's another topic)

Anyway it suddenly occurs to me that Queen seems to be exempt from Parental Warnings about explicit language. Is it due to the original recording dates, prior to the rating system or did they just slip through?

Edit: With Wembley also.

BTW Thijs just informed me this has been discussed before.. sorry about that.

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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent point I never thought of til now.

And yes, that F word is all over Wembley and Live At The Bowl...

Maybe the RIAA in the USA or whoever ''hovers'' over our morals missed that.

I can tell you this. Here in Waldorf, Maryland, ONE Walmart store was selling the new CD by Evanescence which has swear words all over it, but they did not put a parental advisory sticker on it. Some parents of a teen in Waldorf, Maryland made national news by SUING Walmart, because the parents said they did NOT know it contained swear words until they heard their kid play the CD.

The parents SUED big time, then all the other parents in Waldorf, MD that bought the CD at that store sued, and won some class action suit. Just ended like last week. I don't think they got any money, but Walmart offered a formal apology and a refund to everyone who bought the CD and was ''offended.''

So maybe it's up to the individual stores to be aware of the lyric content on the CD's they carry and enforce putting that sticker on the CD's.


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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

3* taylorgaga (Begg) wrote:

i thought it was the record company that put the labels on about language? like printing them onto the actual CD covers etc or am i wrong about that? :S


THAT's what I always thought too, until this ONE Walmart got slammed. Maybe it is up to each, individual store to to it and enforce it, but I was always under the assumption that the record label slaps that sticker on a an ''explicit'' CD before it goes out to be distributed to all stores.

Anybody know for sure?


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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always though WalMart sold their own edited
versions of 'vulgar' CDs. I only know what
others have told me. I've never bought a CD
from them.

As for the advisory, I think it must need to be
sprinkled thru-out the recording. Billy Joel's
'Nylon Curtain" (the song Laura) has the "F-word"
in it and there is no warning.

Maybe some artists don't get checked at all????


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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, but don't they have any bigger problems in the USA? First they should prevent kids from carrying guns at school or smoking crack, then they may think about how to keep them from hearing oh so bad, bad words.
Please excuse my anger, but that's the way censoring starts.


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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think that in the UK there is any proper guidance for CD's with reagard putting warning stickers on for swearing etc.

Music videos and DVD's are excempt from BBFC ratings unlike all other film and TV videos & DVDs.

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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live Killers is bleeped for some reason.

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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

StoneColdCraziness wrote:

Live Killers is bleeped for some reason.


In the beeped-out part of the 'Death On Two Legs' Freddie says "This is dedicated to a real mother fucker of a gentleman".

But it's bleeped because of other reasons...

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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL @ Nummer2!!! :) You're entirely right. And this IS indeed censorship.

All the kids know the "bad words" from school anyway so why bother with censoring TV or music? That's even worse than censoring Janet's (very ugly) tit :-)

But there are always people who do mind. When Big Brother was launched here, the 12 people walked in the house and their first reaction was like "shit, what the fuck is this?" And that was in prime time, 8 pm, millions watching :-)

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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As Freddie had once said to a reporter from Q magazine... 'Oh do F*** off!'


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

StoneColdCraziness wrote:

Live Killers is bleeped for some reason.


The reason it's bleeped is because Freddie names the person to whom DOTL is dedicated.


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Get a bloody life ye sad asses.

I mean in all fairness. Does it matter.

Oh shock horror chock horror, there's a swear word on a cd.

walk down a street and u'll hear swear words. Get a life . I dont even know hy im justifying this with a response


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

StoneColdCraziness wrote:

Live Killers is bleeped for some reason.


In the beeped-out part of the 'Death On Two Legs' Freddie says "This is dedicated to a real mother fucker of a gentleman".

But it's bleeped because of other reasons...


Doesn't he say:"This is about a dirty old man that I used to know"? I think I've got this on cd somewhere. Or is this another concert?


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe you're right. But Freddie liked to say these words about 'motherfucker' on many concerts during LK tour :)

EDIT: Yes, DOTL is from Barcelona's show, but quality is not very good so I can't figure what Fred said exactly (my bad English...), but line was more closer to what you wrote.

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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps the reason for not labeling is the thought that the consumers (who will buy a queen cd, or pink floyd cd, or any number of other classic rock artists who have avoided the label...) are, for lack of a better term, older. just my 2 cents.




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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The parental advisory stickers are just bullshit!

If the kids can`t buy the CD`s the they will download them.
But the funny thing is every kid knows the F..K word, and probably they`ve learn it from their parents, and i really don`t see were this can damage their kids brains/behaviour.

As for violent messages, that`s another story and i agree that this type of music shouldn`t get in the stores in the first place (with or without sticker).

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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alex Solan wrote:

Mr. Scully wrote:

LOL @ Nummer2!!! :) You're entirely right. And this IS indeed censorship.

All the kids know the "bad words" from school anyway so why bother with censoring TV or music? That's even worse than censoring Janet's (very ugly) tit :-)

But there are always people who do mind. When Big Brother was launched here, the 12 people walked in the house and their first reaction was like "shit, what the fuck is this?" And that was in prime time, 8 pm, millions watching :-)


So true. American authorities are expert on censorship. And beating people's basic rights.
Fucking moralists.


Hey, why don't you show a little respect.

It is not censorship if they provide a warning--as opposed to refusing to sell the CD or provide unedited versions, which would actually be censoring.

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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Censorship is bullshit. Its bad enough that movies are censored, we dont need the same on CDs. Music is art, art can often push boundries yet there isnt huge stickers slapped on paintings to cover up any nudity.

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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are no Parental Advisory stickers on any Pink Floyd albums. DSotM uttered the word bulls---. Animals had the f word on Pigs. The Wall had three swears. The s word twice(once on Nobody Home and once on The Trial) and balls on Mother. The word balls was bleeped out of American TV. The Final Cut on Not Now John, they said the f word seven times. The Division Bell had the f word once. The Rolling Stones same deal.


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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is from the RIAA's site:

"The decision to label a particular sound recording is made by each record company in conjunction with the artist."

So from what I read and understand, and maybe I'm wrong, but I think the record label and band are the ones who decide whether or not to send their album to the RIAA before its release and they're the ones that stick the Parental Advisory label on it.

So I suppose the reason Queen never gets the label here in the U.S. is 'cos Hollywood Records doesn't send their stuff to the RIAA for review before its public release.