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Metal: What The Censor Saw

Sylvie Simmons, Mega Metal Kerrang!, 1987

Would you regard this issue off Mega Metal Kerrang! as 'subversive', 'pornographic' or 'objectionable'? No, of course you wouldn't – 'harmless fun' is a term that springs more readily to mind! However, in America magazines of this type are losing sales and even closing down. So who's to blame? A 51-year-old fundamentalist preacher named JIMMY SWAGGART, that's who! SYLVIE SIMMONS analyses this latest sickening development in an ongoing US censorship saga

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