Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Wal-Mart Hates Weed

One more thing about Willie Nelson's new reggae record, "Countryman," from eonline:

...the cover of Willie Nelson's new reggae album comes in two separate versions: regular and Wal-Mart. The cover art of Countryman, released Tuesday, features green marijuana leaves over a red and yellow background and looks similar to a large pack of rolling papers.

However, for those looking to snap up the CD at Wal-Mart's famously rolled back prices, the cover features a palm tree in place of the offending leaves, a change made by Universal Music Group Nashville out of deference to the retailing giant's strict guidelines with regards to lyrics and packaging.
And civilization lives to see another day.

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