Banned in the U.S.A.

Infobox Album |
Name = Banned in the U.S.A.
Type = Album
Artist = 2 Live Crew


Released = July 13, 1990
Recorded = 1989/1990
Genre = Rap, Hardcore rap, Miami Bass
Length = 54:39
Label = Luke Records
Producer = Big Tony Fisher Luke Mike "Fresh" McCray Mr. Mixx 2 Live Crew Denver A. Wright
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:s01gtq3ztu47 link]
*Robert Christgau rating-Christgau|dud [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=2+Live+Crew link]
Last album = "As Clean As They Wanna Be" (1989)
This album = "Banned in the USA" (1990)
Next album = "Live In Concert" (1990)

"Banned in the U.S.A." is the fourth album by 2 Live Crew. Released July 13, 1990 on Luke/Atlantic Records. Includes the hits "Do The Bart" and the title track.

The eponymous title single is a reference to the decision in a court case that their album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" was obscene (the decision would later be overturned on appeal.) It uses the music from the song "Born in the U.S.A." to which Bruce Springsteen gave them permission.

Displeased over the decision of Florida Governor Bob Martinez who, on being asked to examine the album, decided it was obscene and recommended local law enforcement take action against it, and over the subsequent action of Broward County, Florida sheriff Nick Navarro who arrested local record store owners on obscenity charges for selling the group's albums, and the subsequent arrest of members of the group on obscenity charges, the group included the song "Fuck Martinez," which also includes multiple repetitions of the phrase "fuck Navarro." To prevent the possibility of being sued by either Martinez or Navarro, the group found two other men with the same names, and got them to sign releases.

Track listing

#"Banned in the U.S.A." – 4:24
#"News Flash "People in the News"" – 0:16
#"Man, Not a Myth" – 3:57
#"News Flash "350 Men"" – 0:25
#"Fuck Martinez" – 3:55
#"News Flash "Super Snoop" – 0:10
#"Strip Club" – 3:17
#"News Flash "Nation by Storm" – 0:07
#"Do the Bart" – 4:28
#"In Color-Men on Records" – 0:39
#"Face Down, Ass Up" – 3:02
#"Hey Jack!" – 0:55
#"Bass 9-1-7" – 4:42
#"So Funky" – 4:58
#"News Flash "Poll Results"" – 0:10
#"Mamolapenga" – 3:02
#"Video No Soul" – 0:09
#"I Ain't Bullshittin', Part 2" – 6:42
#"Commercial "Nasty M.F.s"" – 0:15
#"This is Luke From the Posse" – 5:15
#"News Flash - British Youth" – 0:12
#"Fuck a Gang" – 3:56
#"Commercial - Inquiring Minds" – 0:07
#"Arrest In Effect" – 6:05
#"Mega Mix IV" – 3:31


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