This Is Fun: Artists Banned from Soviet Radio

Everyone knows that music carries all sorts of power to influence the masses, so it should comes as no surprise that the Soviets had an official do-not-play list for radio stations.  Here’s the original document.

Soviet dirty_list2

Translated, we get this.



Notice that Julio Iglesias’ music is highlighted as “neofacism.”  And the Village People’s music was “violent?”

The full story at Boing Boing with links to the original Twitter account and Wikipedia.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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