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BLACK SABBATH, SCORPIONS & AC/DC Were Deemed Too Violent For The Soviet Union in 1985

Apparently Judas Priest were monster racists.

Apparently Judas Priest were monster racists.

What you're going to find below is a list titled "The Approximate List of Foreign Musical Groups and Artist Whose Repertoires Contain Ideologically Harmful Compositions" that was distributed to Community Party officials in January of 1985. These artists were banned from ever being played in the USSR because of that extremely long reason. I would imagine there are more artists included on this list since this version, which has been translated, is "approximate."

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I get the reason for Black Sabbath, but what's up with Pink Floyd? Does anyone know if that's actually true? Also, when the hell were Judas Priest ever racist? Oh USSR, you so silly!

I wonder what Metal Misha and Sinister Sasha would think of this news. For those unfamiliar:

[via Uproxx]

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