“The song came out as a single and it might not have gotten the attention that it got, but it got banned on a few stations. It got banned in Boston, and banned here, and banned there. I think banning it made some people wonder what they were banning, 'Let me hear what they are banning, I want to decide if I want to ban it.' And that controversy I think contributed to it being a hit record. I think if these people hadn't tried to squash it out it might have died a quiet death.”
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