Title: Good Vibrations. The Beach Boys
Duration: 6 min., 20 seg.
Sound collection: Musical censorship
Summaries: Música censurada (Dirección de Cultura Popular): la versión de Good Vibrations (3 min., 46 seg.) compuesta e interpretada por Beach Boys fue censurada para el disco homónimo de Hugo Montenegro publicado por RCA en 1969
"Good Vibrations" composed and performed by The Beach Boys song was however censored version for the disc of Hugo Montenegro of the same name in 1971. According to Xavier Valiño, relating the song with alleged sexual promiscuity of the movement hippy
In particular is song was rated by the censorship as "totally erotic sense, which will sublimate sexual excitations" [AGA, sección cultura, expediente I-193-71].
Letra Censura Nº I-193-71
"This letter belongs to the environments of groups used the lumpen addicts: the HIP whose philosophy is based on sex." The sex action according to its effects determines the goodness or badness of the action. Hence this USA subclass that is trying to radically change the USA morality has become a social threat. The letter speaks of GOOD VIBRATIONS against BAD VIBRATIONS, which is equivalent to sexual acts. This philosophy is not known by the Spanish public but still and all, if you consider that the disc is for youth and to esa in English that the letter refers to too easy and psychologically the VIBRATIONS associated immediately after orgasm, I think that it would give rise to young muchismos to dance for appearing graceful in obscene form. I believe also, that approval would give rise to musical type magazines to deliver the letter in Spanish. Therefore, I feel that it should not be authorised
Denied: Good Vibrations
Madrid, 22 March 1971
Transcript of the report by the censor on the Hugo Montenegro album Good Vibrations song lyrics
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