20 Wildest Censored Album Covers Banned in the U.S.A. - 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

Censored Albums

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.

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira, ‘Night Time, My Time’ (2013)

For her debut album, Ferreira rejected her record company's advice that she pick a conventionally styled photograph of herself, opting instead of a Gaspar Noé photograph of herself in the shower, looking wary and vulnerable. To make it more palatable for the likes of the iTunes Store, her label also released a version that strategically cropped out her nipple.

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