Banned Album Covers: 20 Wild, Censored Covers Banned in the USA - Rolling Stone
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Banned in the U.S.A.: 20 Wildest Censored Album Covers

From nudity to toilets (yes, really), see what got these LPs shelved

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Puritans were some of the earliest European settlers in North America, and despite the sexual revolution and half a century of rock & roll, the U.S.A. still has a strong tradition of bluenose moralizing. Many musicians have tried to push the limits of society in their album packaging — only to find out that sometimes society pushes back. Here are 20 of the most notable censored album covers: The reasons for their bowdlerization include squeamishness about toilets, nudity, and general freakiness.

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