Dangerous evil songs? Brown Sugar, Beast of Burden, Let's Spend the Night Together, Honky Tonk Women and Rough Justice
Minus a few songs, Stones rock China
New York Times Apr. 9, 2006 12:00 AM
SHANGHAI, China - After nearly 30 years of trying, the world's most famous rock band finally made it to the world's largest country, as the Rolling Stones brought their show to a small stage in China's biggest city.
The concert Saturday was the product of lengthy negotiations and numerous compromises, including the songs allowed by Chinese censors.
The five songs that were reportedly banned were Brown Sugar, Beast of Burden, Let's Spend the Night Together, Honky Tonk Women and Rough Justice, a song from the Stones' new album.
The sold-out performance was dominated by wealthy foreigners.
Mick Jagger, the group's lead singer, acknowledged as much in a news conference while commenting on the restricted song list.
"I am pleased the Ministry of Culture is protecting the morals of expatriate bankers and their girlfriends," Jagger said.