Thread: Shocking Older Music Videos

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    I work with some younger guys and last night I played "Smack my Bitch Up" by Prodigy. Still one of the craziest I've seen and they were shocked MTV played it in the 90's.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whpp66fveJc&feature=fvst
    Any other videos you guys can think of that were "banned"?
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    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY7jSesdxl0[/url]

    This video was banned from mtv. "Lacquer head" by Primus.
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    This is the only one I can think off at the top of my head - it was banned from both MTV and VH1 after they had aired it one time each in the spring of 2001 (when I was nearing the end of seventh grade):

    [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwgG2oyUbA]Madonna - "What It Feels Like for a Girl"[/url]
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    Quote by ActionBastard
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY7jSesdxl0[/url]

    This video was banned from mtv. "Lacquer head" by Primus.
    That video was awesome!
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    Quote by demonpuppet87
    This is the only one I can think off at the top of my head - it was banned from both MTV and VH1 after they had aired it one time each in the spring of 2001 (when I was nearing the end of seventh grade):

    [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwgG2oyUbA]Madonna - "What It Feels Like for a Girl"[/url]
    Wow, I cant belive she destroyed those poor cars. Good video too.
    Wasnt "Justify My Love" banned in the late 80's by Madonna as well?
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    MTV's Most Controversial Videos: [url]http://www.mtv.com/onair/controversialvideos/controvids.jhtml[/url] Some of them have obviously gained more acceptance on-air over time (think: editing), which is a good thing to see.
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    Quote by demonpuppet87
    This is the only one I can think off at the top of my head - it was banned from both MTV and VH1 after they had aired it one time each in the spring of 2001 (when I was nearing the end of seventh grade):

    [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwgG2oyUbA]Madonna - "What It Feels Like for a Girl"[/url]
    I remember this video vaguely since it was banned. I remember an old lady in it riding around with Madonna or something. I also remember liking the video and the song. Going to take a look.
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    Yeah, this was a remix. I don't remember the video using a remix.
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    I didn't have cable growing up, so I'm relatively clueless to all these banned videos. It's not a common practice anymore. I would imagine that everything changed on TV after the Janet Jackson incident, which was around the time we started getting MTV/VH1. The really bad ones probably would never air or get edited before debuting.
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    Quote by spirit271
    MTV's Most Controversial Videos: [url]http://www.mtv.com/onair/controversialvideos/controvids.jhtml[/url]

    It mentions Nine Inch Nails' Closer yet doesn't mention their Happiness in Slavery music video ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness_in_Slavery[/url]) which is far more disturbing than any imagery in Closer.
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    Quote by atticusfinch
    Quote by demonpuppet87
    This is the only one I can think off at the top of my head - it was banned from both MTV and VH1 after they had aired it one time each in the spring of 2001 (when I was nearing the end of seventh grade):

    [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYwgG2oyUbA]Madonna - "What It Feels Like for a Girl"[/url]


    i remember being eleven or so and my dad got me a bunch of CDs with female singers -- including the madonna discography -- and the actual version of that song (the one in the video is a remix as far as i know) was so amazing to me i thought it was the greatest ever.

    i have no idea why this was banned though? it's not exactly shocking...
    Probobly the meaningless violence, pointing a "gun" at cops even though its a water gun. Stealing a guys car and trying to run him over. America is way too touchy.
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    Quote by spirit271
    MTV's Most Controversial Videos: [url]http://www.mtv.com/onair/controversialvideos/controvids.jhtml[/url] Some of them have obviously gained more acceptance on-air over time (think: editing), which is a good thing to see.
    Thanks for the link. I would have never thought Baby One More Time lol. I forgot "Criminal" by Fiona Apple, I liked that video as a kid.
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    Compared to some things posted here, these are tame but were considered "evil" and bad when I was a teen / kid.

    The original Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPLrXFw76Qg

    Also Petshop boys "Money" video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di60NYGu03Y
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    there is also a music video by robbie williams where he strips his skin off...
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    Quote by vintagelys
    there is also a music video by robbie williams where he strips his skin off...
    I remeber that, ewww gross lol.
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    Quote by milatchi
    Quote by spirit271
    MTV's Most Controversial Videos: [url]http://www.mtv.com/onair/controversialvideos/controvids.jhtml[/url]

    It mentions Nine Inch Nails' Closer yet doesn't mention their Happiness in Slavery music video ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness_in_Slavery[/url]) which is far more disturbing than any imagery in Closer.


    Getting aroused while being killed in a chair that mutilates then turns you into mush. Yeah, Happiness in Slavery is pretty fucked up. But it never aired on MTV, so it won't make the list. I still have the Broken VHS, the ending is really fucked too.
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