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Distributers and stores ban offensive Beatles parody cover
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 09/05/08 11:29 am] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

According to MTV.com, the new United Nations Side Project CD might not make it to stores. The cover of the CD uses the image of the Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road, except in the United Nations version, all the Beatles are engulfed in flames.

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Geoff Rickly, frontman of Punk group Thursday, said, "We've gotten some cease-and-desists. We worked with this British anarchist artist named James Cauty, and he did all this great stuff. But it had some copyright issues, and that's why all the distributors and stores refuse to carry it. We have 1,000 copies of this album sitting around with artwork that has been banned and we're trying to figure out what to do with those."

How about just destroying them? We're glad that responsible businesses have banned this CD, and sites like Amazon are not showing the cover image. In our opinion, this cover is offensive to the millions of Beatles fans all over the world, and it mocks what the Beatles stood for most, which was World Peace, and all you need is Love.

(info thanks to MTV, album cover thanks to Exclaim.)




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