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During the Doors concert in Miami in 1969 lead singer Jim Morrison did lewdly and lasciviously expose his penis and shake it Rosen et al 90 Today Billy Joe Armstrong lead singer of Green Day bares all at his concert in Philadelphia Bernstein 95 The eccentric Courtney Love will rip off her bra for the audience to marvel and glorify at her action Bernstein 95 She acts in such a fashion because she is insane and wants to prove it to the world where as Billy Joe just performs naked for the shock value and the love of hearing tabloids and gossip Both performers of past and present conducted strange acts on stage for the shock value and attention but with performers of old it reflected their life and what they were really like Todays performers however do not act like that in real life for the most part Today performers take on challenges like the dare of a child Betcha wont do it These rock performers cannot turn down a dare or back away from even the slightest bit of public notoriety By listening to one of their questionable albums it is easily noticeable how they thrive off of it All of these performers do have one thing in common at one time or another censorship made them victims because of their social unacceptable actions or the content of their music and lyrics While censorship is slightly more realistic and open-minded no more censoring performers from the waist down like Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan show it still affects listeners and their choice of music quite significantly Although the government music associations and other various groups try censorship the music a person chooses is still and always should be his choice Some children are too young for the exposure to certain types of music Albums containing sexually explicit lyrics depicting sexualacts in great detail are not good for young
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