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Not for the Prudish

Not for the Prudish

Playing tracks by

Bobby Fuller Four, Warren Zevon, The Who, Them, Swingin' Medallions and more.

All of these songs were either banned by many radio stations, had certain words either bleeped, erased, or modified, or new versions issued to make it more palatable for general audiences. The last track apparently only offended the Coca Cola Company (seemingly not wanting to be associated with a song about a cross dresser) and the lyrics changed from referencing that beverage to referring to cherry cola instead.

Two songs use the F word, two the Sh** word, and most of the rest had sexual references that were not meant for the easily offended. Track 6 had references to getting high and all uses of the word "high" were removed. Track 15 had a new version recorded for the single for similar reasons. The single version for track 14 used a live version that didn't include Johnny swearing.

Van Morrison, singing in tracks 4 & 8, is the featured artist (shown as the short guy in the middle of the five pictured on the sleeve to the 45 single of "Gloria by the group "Them")

Comments

tom
tom

Brilliant- I love it thank you....

kmbone
kmbone

Fantastic. Although it's hard for me to imagine "Sexy MF" ever being played in any form on the radio, ever.
No "Rocky Mountain High"? There was a huge stink about it in the state legislature when it was under consideration to become Colorado's second state song--that it couldn't be a state song with lyrics like "friends around the campfire and everybody's high." (Which has taken on new meaning with marijuana legalization.)

wavygravy
wavygravy

Great mix!

RetroJoe
RetroJoe

Thanks wavygravy, As David Bowie says at the end of "All the Young Dudes": "...I've been wanting to do this for years..." (not really; it was a spur of the moment idea, but I couldn't resist writing that since it fits in well with this mix).

Trish Mullins

great stuff!

RetroJoe
RetroJoe

Thanks a bunch for your comment Trish, and especially for the two cassette tapes you sent me (priceless)!

Wunderer
Wunderer

Fun mix. Wish I'd thought of the idea first. :)

RetroJoe
RetroJoe

Thanks Wunderer, if you are wondering how I came up with the idea, it was when I found out that there was a much more provocative version of "Back When My Hair Was Short" on LP in 1972 than the single version in 1973 that was a fave of mine then...