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Controversial Music of the 1990s

666 Controversial Albums and Music of the 1990s


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For episode 666 we gather around the table and discuss controversial albums, videos, artwork, live performances, and more of the 1990s

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From the cover art for Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction to the music videos for Jeremy by Pearl Jam or Closer by Nine Inch Nails, the 1990s were full of controversial and provocative artists and music. Whether it was rapper Ice-T fronting hardcore thrash band Body Count and their single "Cop Killer" to Marilyn Manson pushing boundaries musically and visually, there was no shortage of outrage and hysteria aimed at Gen-X musicians and their fandom. Bands and artists as varied as Tool, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Madonna, Green Day, Megadeth, NOFX, Tin Machine, Ministry, Sublime The Prodigy, Suede, Van Halen, Manic Street Preachers, Slayer and many more faced backlashes for lyrics, album artwork, videos, or just existing.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Closer by Nine Inch Nails
  • 25:55 - Jesus Christ Pose by Soundgarden
  • 32:55 - Smack My Bitch Up by The Prodigy
  • 40:52 - Cop Killer by Body Count
  • 55:24 - Love Is a¬†Good Thing by Sheryl Crow
  • Outro - Jeremy by Pearl Jam

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