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LiamGallagher’sBucketHat

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I remember reading articles in the 90s that the driving force behind edited content on covers and Clean versions of albums was Walmart who had become the largest CD retailer in the country. They could throw their weight around and demand the pubes be airbrushed off of Amorica or they wouldn’t sell the albums. I was very happy to have a Best Buy within a 30 minute drive or my CD collection would have been much different growing up.

I was in heaven when Best Buy first opened. CDs and video games galore.
I’m still a little surprised that they haven’t gone the way of Circuit City
 

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I was in heaven when Best Buy first opened. CDs and video games galore.
I’m still a little surprised that they haven’t gone the way of Circuit City
Right? That place is weird now. I’ve only been in there a few times over the last 15 years or so but every time I’ve had to stop by seemingly there are only 3 other shoppers but like 50 employees standing around and with ratios like that you’d assume they would be helpful or knowledgeable and they usually are neither.
 

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Right? That place is weird now. I’ve only been in there a few times over the last 15 years or so but every time I’ve had to stop by seemingly there are only 3 other shoppers but like 50 employees standing around and with ratios like that you’d assume they would be helpful or knowledgeable and they usually are neither.
And they are all trying to help you buy a new fridge/freezer/dishwasher
 

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In Utero is my favorite Walmart edit “Rape Me” became “Waif Me” (only in the title obviously the song stayed the same) and the back image was quite different; aborted fetus became pond scene with turtles…
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The edited covers were annoying, but the actual “clean versions” from Walmart, etc. that had edited music were the bane of my existence as a used buyer in the 90s. Every so often I’d wind buying them when I was in a hurry and they’d just sit on shelves forEVER. Couldn’t even get mad at the kids that worked for me for buying them because they generally didn’t have different part numbers or anything.

Between those and the “Symphonic of the [Beatles/Stones/Pink Floyd/Etc]” that people brought in thinking they were greatest hits, they were in my frisbee box.
 

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