The Following Rock Bands Were Once Banned in the Soviet Union
The USSR really didn’t sound like a very fun place to live, and according to this list, the Soviet youth was basically not allowed to listen to anything cool on the radio at all. The Soviet Communist Party issued a list in January 1985 entitled “The Approximate List of Foreign Musical Groups and Artist Whose Repertoires Contain Ideologically Harmful Compositions” Sound ridiculous? Check out some of the performers and the reasoning why their music was once banned in Mother Russia.
See the list HERE
Van Halen was spewing Anti-Soviet propaganda? Judas Priest racist? Well, this shouldn’t be too surprising considering these are the same people who thought that Julio Iglesias was a neofacist and The Village People were somehow violent. According to some of the more recent news…it doesn’t like too much has changed over there.