Regarding Superbowl censorship, what exactly is the fucking point of censoring a song that always gets played on the radio uncensored? As if little kids are just scouring every one of Mick’s mumbled words looking for a new one to show-off at school. You know that the only ones even paying attention to that crap are the “Family” groups who would have been spouting it off left and right; had it aired uncensored. And hell, you’d think that Keith Richards’ existence is more corrupting than anything Jagger could have said.
But how silly is this:
The incident was reminiscent of the band's performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" during the 1960s, when the host demanded the Stones change the lyrics to "Let's Spend the Night Together." As ordered, Jagger sang "let's spend some time together," but he rolled his eyes for effect.
Wow. Rolled his eyes, did he? That sure showed them establishment bastards. But then again, it’s really not much different now:
The band may have known about it, but that doesn't mean they liked it, spokeswoman Fran Curtis said. Jagger sang the full lyrics during his performance, she said.
I’m sorry, but aren’t the Stones big enough to have boycotted the damn thing if they weren’t so happy? Either agree to the damn censorship or shut the fuck up. I could understand if they just needed the money or the exposure, but of all bands, the Stones really don’t have much right to complain about it afterwards. I really like their music, but they really don’t have much right to complain about censorship they fully agreed to. And honestly, the “dead man cum” line, while almost cool, is also a bit dorky.
Then again, I really like the descriptions that the journalists have given to describe the offending words:
In "Start Me Up," the show's editors silenced one word close to the song's end, a reference to a woman so sexy she could arouse a dead man. The lyrics for "Rough Justice" included a synonym for rooster that was removed.
That almost makes it worthwhile.