Rock N ‘Roll has always flirted with the forbidden and still does.
Every restraint and censorship of a hypocritical ruling caste was and is intended to violate any authentic rocker.
Beyond politics or those that accompany some political movement, Rock songs have always been the target of censorship.
But love, like music, can only be limited for a while. Any ban essentially takes it off and acts as oil on a fire.
Even in social media, there are words that are essentially considered taboo, but also cause an account or profile to be blocked.
In Rock and especially in its harsh expression, these may be the reason for blocking or restricting the release of a single.
But it’s also a guarantee of success and of course free advertising!
Blackie Lawless’ W.A.S.P. has entered the Heavy Metal scene determined to provoke.
Their first and same-named album put the band from Los Angeles deep in the hearts of hard music fans very quickly.
The first single was as challenging as the band’s appearance.
The song Animal (Fuck Like a Beast) of 1984, created by the frontman himself, battled with censorship from the very first moment.
The title almost cost its participation in the album.
The reason? Capitol Records did not want to jeopardize the release in large music-selling shops.
The solution was found with the release of the single in Europe, in a black package, and with an ‘inappropriate’ sticker.
Of course, no “ruler” comes out with a warning of his inappropriateness, but that’s another matter.
It was eventually released by independent Music For Nations, since Capitol Records did not release it, with an even more challenging cover.
Its lyrics need no special explanation, as the title of the song says it all.
It has the honor of being at No. 9 on the “Parents Music Resource Center“ list, with the most “dirty” songs to avoid.
For a long time, the lyrics that accompanied it were the first two: “I’ve got pictures of naked ladies lying on their beds.“
According to an article in Kerrang!, the song was inspired by Blackie Lawless when he spotted a photo of National Geographic Magazine of two lions mating.
But the creator himself was talking about a different source of inspiration for the song.
Specifically, he mentioned comedian Sam Kinison, who opened their first gigs at the West Hollywood Troubadour.
His number included a sketch for his supposed wife, which required him to be a beast because of her unsavory sexual appetite.
After the act, W.A.S.P.’s first song was almost ready.
Of course, the sequel is well known for the American band … just “Fucks Like a Beast” …
It is worth noting that in 2009 on FVN.no, Blackie Lawless said that he would not play this song again because of his religion …
“I don’t want the 13-year-olds to sing this song. Later (in age), let them do what they think best. “