Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout

Do you hate censorship? Do you believe in freedom of speech? Are you against historical revisionism? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then sharpen your pencil because it’s time for a Media Blackout pop quiz. This is a two-part question with no time limit. The correct answer will be given next week in the 72nd edition of Jeffrey Morgan’s Media Blackout. Begin.


A well-known American record label has just reissued a classic album without one of its original tracks because a special interest group found it offensive and successfully petitioned to have it removed. From the following list, pick which song has been censored and forever deleted from the history of rock ’n’ roll, never to be heard again:

"I Wanna Be Black" by Lou Reed

"Mongoloid" by Devo

"Johnny, Are You Queer?" by Josie Cotton

"Mustapha" by Queen

"Safe European Home" by The Clash

"Indian Giver" by Ramones

"Shah Shah A Go Go" by The Stranglers

"A Small Circle Of Friends" by Phil Ochs

"Welfare Mothers" by Neil Young

"Qu’ran" by David Byrne & Brian Eno

"Israel" by Siouxie & The Banshees

"Belsen Was A Gas" by Sex Pistols

"He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" by The Crystals


In the space provided below, list which songs will be next.








You can also e-mail your part-two suggestions to [email protected], and next week’s Media Blackout will include a few of them along with the correct answer. Jeffrey Morgan is a freelance writer. Send comments to [email protected]

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