Soviet Union music blacklist from 1985


source: Alex Hutton facebook page.

Russia has come a long way . This is a 1985 Soviet Union Music blacklist !

Peter Fairless… Really, a long way

Will Cornell… by “the Strangers” they’re talking Merle Haggard’s band, right? They might’ve hated commies, but “punk, violence”? hmmmm. I think they meant the Stranglers perhaps? Now, who’s this “Klesh”?

Peter Fairless… From now on, all my friends are gonna be Stranglers…?

Martin Stoggell… I’ve always thought there was something strange about the Village People

Pete Fisher… The Klesh and the Stodges are great band names…I visited the former East German Ministry for State Security (Stasi) headquarters, now a museum in Leipzig, back in 2002, and there was a display cabinet of examples of western decadence, and there among the Coca Cola cans and Mickey Mouse comics was an Iron Maiden album!!!

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