Back in the USSR, it was tough to be a rock fan. Regarded with suspicion and fear, the authorities did their best to suppress it. Tom points to this Facebook post that lists “Not Recommended Music” in Russia in 1985.
I get the ban on Black Sabbath, even if I’m unclear on the meaning of “religious obskurantism.” But “violence” is something I never associated with the B52s or–ahem–the Village People. And Julio Iglesias equals “neofacism?”