Wednesday, March 12, 2003

E! Online News - Stones Licked by Chinese Censors

"The government has forbidden the Stones from performing such greatest hits as "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Woman," "Beast of Burden," and "Let's Spend the Night Together" because the tunes contain too much sexual innuendo for the masses. Authorities were also uncomfortable with the interracial overtones of "Brown Sugar."

The censors don't seem mind Mick crooning "Sympathy for the Devil," "Satisfaction," or "Street Fighting Man," (as we all know, a big no-no in the Forbidden City)."

The really sad part is that the Stones wimped out and went along. Now what would have REALLY rocked would have been a "Sympathy for the Devil" update with a special verse for the butchers of Tiananmen...

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