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Monday, March 24, 2008

Music News: Universal Says No To Angry Girls -- Male Menacers OK Though

Be Your Own Pet try out their gangsta stares...

The retro-retards at Universal Music have put their foot down on Be Your Own Pets' new album Get Awkward, axing three songs from the U.S. version. The reason? The songs were too violent, so says the sanctimonious money hemorrhaging major label which is home to Eminem and 50 Cent, DMX and a whole host of others who sing or rap about shooting maiming killing etc.

Apparently violence is OK for boys, like the fellas in Hatebreed, but little girls like BYOP singer Jemina Pearl are supposed to play nice.

Guess what Universal? Most fans will download the songs and perhaps the whole album for free at any number of locations on the World Wide Web. The idea that you can cut off a continent from content is so 1991.

More important, the whole label system is in itself so 1991, unless you are an American Idol winner. Good luck finding new music when the most creative artists out there want nothing to do with your interfering ways.

Finally, girls kick ass, OK? Get used to it you election year brown-nosers.

Meanwhile, the songs are "Blow Yr Mind", "Black Hole", and "Becky" and they are quite funny. They are also all available on the band's MySpace page for free.

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