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Rammstein Album "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da" To Be Banned From Public Display In Germany

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Billboard.com is reporting that Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" will be banned from public display in Germany. Excerpts from the article follow:

The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.

Announcing this ruling, Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to Hurt You") as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked, naked woman on his knees. The Federal Office objected to the fact that the track includes lines such as "Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws - Tell me what you want."

The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People in Bonn also criticized the single "Pussy," stating that it incites listeners to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite the risk of AIDS, although the single was not officially part of the ruling banning the album.

As a result of the ruling, the 11-track Universal album may no longer be advertised or placed on open exhibition in such a way that may be accessed by young people and children under the age of 18 years.

Source: Billboard.com

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1. pinto_beans writes:

Stating that its controversial? More gasoline to the flame hehehe. VERY good album by the way.

# Nov 9, 2009 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

f*** this not thing wrong with rammstein

# Nov 9, 2009 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. pinto_beans writes:

^ oh crap he's back again! La Migra!

# Nov 9, 2009 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DeathCrush writes:

I am a strong advocate of musical expression without censorship. Let the burden be placed on the parents, not the industry.

# Nov 9, 2009 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n0thinghead writes:

agreed with #1... just means now more sales anyways lol

# Nov 9, 2009 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Greyback writes:

The new CD is awesome in my opinion, lots of variety and this little ban is not going to help, seeing as the Internet exists and if you wanted to order just go to the million online stores!

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jamez writes:

I´m a bit suprised by these news. As someone who lives 90% in Berlin, there´s hardly been anything that major mentioned in the press, apart from the usual "oh no, Rammstein again, yack!" stiffos. On the other hand, Rammstein has literally been under the magnifying glass of the german censors ever since "Buch Dich".

Oh, and it looks like I´m one of the few who doesn´t like the new album. Shame, cos I wanted to like it. But I dont

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 4:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Fuzzypig writes:

Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People....seriously?

Oh come on! They are just like Type'O, none of it is to be taken seriously, just poking fun at how ludicrous we as a species really are! Don't these do-gooders realise they're simply playing right into the band's hands?

Well done though, should raise sales when little Johnny wants to find out what all the fuss is about!

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 8:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. huh? writes:

Sounds like the PMRC is tryin 2 ressurect itself...

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SmashTheTundra writes:

Let the people decide what they want, not some bullsh*t Federal office that takes everything too literally- the only kind of music we get that way is 4 heavyset, sweaty men in Dinosaur costumes playing the Beatles.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Supastan writes:

i dont get it i guess i havent seen the real cover all i see is the gold heart with the black backround withthe title in the heart...am i missing something???? ps i saw job for a cowboy gwar and lamb of god saturday night!!!!!gwar rules!!!!

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Necrovomit writes:

same sh** different day. comes with the music...

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jenny writes:

Supastan: farm3.static.flickr.com/2435/3901094450_57856c4dde.jpg

This 'Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People' are lookin at this way too hard. Lots of albums by different genres (rap and pop come to mind) "suggest" stupid things. Why not just ban everything? ... Exactly. Besides, it's not like people under the age of 18 who know of Rammstein are going to take the lyrics or the visual seriously.

# Nov 10, 2009 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Supastan writes:

thanx for that.... i started laughing so hard when i saw the cover ive seen worse in wal-mart i think the the whole "till looks like a tranny" is what got em banned whats funny is that got banned but the limited edition with six rubber dongs is completly ok?!?!?

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. wilco writes:

yeah kind os stupid the ban in deed it will create more record sales
did see the clip on a dutch porn site

think track 4 on the cd the best song

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Rychemn writes:

This should come as no surprise to anyone.....Metal music will always be under the microscope......people are always afraid of things they don't understand.

# Nov 11, 2009 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. n0thinghead writes:

^^^^ \m/

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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