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The Rolling Stones: The Banned Stones Cover

Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 1968

It is ‘We’ against ‘Them-and They’ time again in the Rolling Stones’ life, as they run head-on into another fracas with the ‘oldies’. This time it looks as though the ‘writing is on the wall’ for the new album Beggars Banquet because the Establishment at recording company headquarters (London-Decca) find the new album sleeve depicting a lavatory wall offensive. Exception has also been taken to certain of the lyrics on various tracks.

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