Saturday, May 23, 2015   

Beijing slap for Honky Tonk Women
(03-13 18:42)

The sexual lyrics of “Honky Tonk Women'' were apparently too much for China's Communist fathers as the Rolling Stones said the chart-topping song from the 60s was “vetoed'' for their second show yesterday in Shanghai.
“About now we'd usually play something like ‘Honky Tonk Women'... but it's been vetoed,'' front man Mick Jagger said at the show, according to a posting on the band's official Twitter feed.
The song describes a “bar-room queen'' who “tried to take me upstairs for a ride'' and another woman who “blew my nose and then she blew my mind.’’
Concert-goers confirmed Jagger's comments, but said the reaction from the Shanghai audience was muted.
Even when Bob Dylan played in China in 2011, the cultural authorities deemed some of his songs unplayable. But then, once in the 60s, one of his songs fell foul of the Ed Sullivan show as well. --AFP/The Standard


   
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