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    Default Why the lyrical censorship on Honeybabysweetiedoll?!

    My fave song on the album but why the two "obvious" vocal drop outs ("all ****ed up" and Hampton b***h).

    Have I got a WalMart version or something?

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    I'm pretty sure they are all like that. I picked mine up at FYE and it's the same.

    It's really the only thing about the album that I don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKVH5150 View Post
    I'm pretty sure they are all like that. I picked mine up at FYE and it's the same.

    It's really the only thing about the album that I don't like.
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    I hate censorship. That is all.

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    I just got the Japanese SHM version - same thing as the US versions. Is it possible that Dave trailed off in his vocals, rather than them actually being censored out?
    "I like to listen to my music, not look at it on a spectrum analyzer."

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    Newly printed copies of Fair Warning will go out with the lyric "She looks so gosh darned good, so sexy and so frail..."
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    Is it really censorship if they intentionally produced it that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Is it really censorship if they intentionally produced it that way?
    Depends on WHY they did it, I guess. But technically you're right. There is obviously no rule against having profanity on a record. But I wonder if they would have had to have that stupid "Explicit" sticker on there and they didn't want that label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Is it really censorship if they intentionally produced it that way?
    It's self censorship if they edited the finished vocals to avoid controversy, say to prevent the cd not being carried at a supposedly conservative retailer like Walmart and to reach a wider (younger, more conservative) audience. It also could have been an "executive decision" by some Interscope execs after the album was actually through being recorded and the band doesn't even know about it but the fact that on the lyric sheet, "fucked up" is edited but "bitch" is not indicates this wasn't a last minute decision.

    I guess these guys haven't been listening to most popular music the last 20 years, especially rap that gets away with far, far harsher language on albums that are on store shelves (including places like Walmart) waiting to corrupt young minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcantafio View Post
    I just got the Japanese SHM version - same thing as the US versions. Is it possible that Dave trailed off in his vocals, rather than them actually being censored out?
    Seriously?! Godammmotherfuckin censorship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down the Drain View Post
    Newly printed copies of Fair Warning will go out with the lyric "She looks so gosh darned good, so sexy and so frail..."
    Ha- actually this is the post I meant to quote on my last post.

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    It is strange. They did that with Sammy's song "Shaka Doobie" too.
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    Look, I'll pay you for it. What the heck.
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    What was really bad was when they renamed the Sammy-era album, "For Unlawful Nookie" (F.U.N.)
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    I think it was self imposed.

 

 

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