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BillyStubbsTears

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80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« on June 05, 2018, 11:56:12 PM by BillyStubbsTears »
https://mobile.twitter.com/SevaUT/status/1003994294003404800/photo/1

You’d struggle to make this up.

Bands and the reasons they were undesirable.

Yazoo - Violence
Depeche Mode - Violence
Madness - Violence
Iron Maiden - Obscurantism
Talking Heads - Myth of the Soviet military threat.
Julio Iglesias - Neofascism
Canned Heat - Homosexuality
Village People - Violence (but not homosexuality...they must have thought that “you can hang out with all the boys” was just a reference to good, clean, communal living)
Tina Turner - eroticism.
Blondie - Violence. But NOT banned for eroticism! Did they never see Debbie Harry’s lips in that Heart of Glass video?

It’s like a bad out-take of Alexei Sayle in Whoops Apocalypse!

nightporter

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #1 on June 06, 2018, 09:36:26 AM by nightporter »
Tina Turner - eroticism   :saywhat: :saywhat:

Dr Fundlekrotch

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #2 on June 06, 2018, 11:19:32 AM by Dr Fundlekrotch »
Canned Heat - homosexuality

Village People - violence.

Huh?

BillyStubbsTears

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #3 on June 06, 2018, 11:28:59 AM by BillyStubbsTears »
They missed

Sting: Questioning whether the Russians love their children.

Tom Robinson: Talking about the Third World War baby.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Perpetrating myth that TWO tribes wish to go to war, and incorrectly assuming that, in the case of war, Soviets would score only one point.

Level 42: Using myth of Soviet nuclear threat as reason for illicit sexual relations.

Thompson Twins: Utter, unredeemrd dogshite.

Glyn_Wigley

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #4 on June 06, 2018, 12:24:54 PM by Glyn_Wigley »
The Wombles - for making Tomsk play bass

Filo

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #5 on June 06, 2018, 12:27:27 PM by Filo »
They missed

Sting: Questioning whether the Russians love their children.

Tom Robinson: Talking about the Third World War baby.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Perpetrating myth that TWO tribes wish to go to war, and incorrectly assuming that, in the case of war, Soviets would score only one point.

Level 42: Using myth of Soviet nuclear threat as reason for illicit sexual relations.

Thompson Twins: Utter, unredeemrd dogshite

I'm led to believe I shall see an incarnation of them next week when I take the wife to see Ah Ah, alond with OMD

BillyStubbsTears

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #6 on June 06, 2018, 01:54:21 PM by BillyStubbsTears »
A-ha I can live with. Neo-Wagnerian synth pop is always acceptable. Early OMD we’re fine before they got all pretentious and started going on about Joan of Arc.

Thompson Twins were just turgid cack. How can you title a song “You take me up” then make it sound about as life-affirming as a Black Death funeral chant?

Proof that nowt good has ever come from Chesterfield.

idler

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #7 on June 06, 2018, 04:48:15 PM by idler »
A-ha I can live with. Neo-Wagnerian synth pop is always acceptable. Early OMD we’re fine before they got all pretentious and started going on about Joan of Arc.

Thompson Twins were just turgid cack. How can you title a song “You take me up” then make it sound about as life-affirming as a Black Death funeral chant?

Proof that nowt good has ever come from Chesterfield.
What about the road out to Donny Billy?

Crowle Rover

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #8 on June 07, 2018, 05:04:30 PM by Crowle Rover »
A-ha I can live with. Neo-Wagnerian synth pop is always acceptable. Early OMD we’re fine before they got all pretentious and started going on about Joan of Arc.

Thompson Twins were just turgid cack. How can you title a song “You take me up” then make it sound about as life-affirming as a Black Death funeral chant?

Proof that nowt good has ever come from Chesterfield.

And don't forget Billy,they came up with this tripe with Wednesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQvofIFrt6s

Filo

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #9 on June 14, 2018, 11:08:03 PM by Filo »
Just got back from the concert, Ah-ha need to learn how to interact with a crowd, OMD were fantastic

wesisback

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #10 on June 15, 2018, 08:46:55 AM by wesisback »
I'd use the term 'crowd' loosely. I've seen more in the Keepmoat for Belles games.

hoolahoop

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Re: 80s music blacklisted in the Soviet Union
« Reply #11 on June 16, 2018, 12:12:53 PM by hoolahoop »
They missed

Sting: Questioning whether the Russians love their children.

Tom Robinson: Talking about the Third World War baby.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Perpetrating myth that TWO tribes wish to go to war, and incorrectly assuming that, in the case of war, Soviets would score only one point.

Level 42: Using myth of Soviet nuclear threat as reason for illicit sexual relations.

Thompson Twins: Utter, unredeemrd dogshite.

Come on you love a bit of " Hold me now " I will spare you the link . Lol