From The “Are You Kidding Me??” Department

So are we getting PC to the point that blatantly Gospel lyrics are going to classify an album as “Explicit”?  Check out this Amazon listing for the Kingdom Heirs I just ran across while looking for album art…

Forever Changed [Explicit]

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About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

9 Responses to From The “Are You Kidding Me??” Department

  1. Preach says:

    Anyone from a Rocker to a Rapper, has to drop an “F” Bomb to be worthy of the (explicit) list. Most of the above can also use the terms “hell” and damn to speak of what they consider (damn)ation without speaking of it’s harsh eternal reality, but the Kingdom Heirs, sing Southern Gospel proclaiming Christ as Savior, and desire to share Him to keep folks away from the afore mentioned place, and they get kicked to the buyer beware list, nice…

  2. burkesbrainwork says:

    Yeah man, just what kind of stuff are you guys releasing over there, hmm? 🙂

  3. steven says:

    interesting observation-
    I’m wondering if this is an automatic thing?
    Example: That there may be another CD entitled “forever changed” and it could be by ______ rap/rock ect artist, and the inputting system labeled it as “explicit” on the basis of just the title.
    Thats one of the things that popped in my mind. I’d be interested to know if it really was graded upon content

    • burkesbrainwork says:

      Steven, that’s an interesting thought, so I did a search just on “Forever Changed”. There are actually two entries for the Kingdom Heirs album, one that is labeled as “Explicit” and one that is not. Now we’re really getting looney! There are no other albums titled Forever Changed in amazon’s MP3 store that are marked as “Explicit.” One has to wonder how this ever got flagged in the first place. There most certainly were not two versions of the CD released.

  4. Brian says:

    I’ve noticed this for several SG titles I’ve searched for. I don’t know their methodology for ascribing “explicit”. I hope it doesn’t make someone turn away from some good music.

  5. Adam Edwards says:

    This is my thoughts only…..
    It’s possible that the album was deemed ‘explicit’ by whoever made the album available for download. Our latest CD is on Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby and when we were getting it ready to send in, there was a list of options for the album details you had to fill out and one of them was for explicit lyrics. Someone probably either didn’t deselect that option or clicked it on by accident. But with Amazon….you never know.

  6. Eric says:

    I just searched for Kingsmen music on Amazon.com and a few of their CD’s came up “Explicit” also…

  7. It’s obvious not all Christian or blatantly gospel items are marked this way at Amazon. I saw something similar a few years ago with a Florida Boys CD…can’t remember if that was on Amazon or not.

    • burkesbrainwork says:

      David, I was not intending to imply that all were, but it is still a bit sad that any would be classified as such. We’ve got enough anecdotal evidence here to show that it isn’t just an isolated incident.

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