Banning Tunes

Beatles: Yesterday and reports:

songs that have sparked controversies down through the ages…

At heart, the targeting of music by its various foes is nothing less than a crude attempt to limit what ideas are “acceptable” — and to exert control over what notions are allowed to become a society’s accepted “truths.” It is hoped that shining a glaring spotlight on music censorship here will help provide an indicator of the health of our democracy’s traditions of tolerance.

They have an informative news page, and a Gallery of the Forbidden featuring music packaging related to various censorship incidents from modern times. Many highlight a couple of often-overlooked aspects of censorship.