JAMES album cover banned!
As usual, it was banned by ASA. What’s up with these officials?? Tsk! JAMES (a band) recently revealed that the controversial artwork for their new album has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. The baby with a gun cover of ‘Hey Ma’ now won’t be coming to a billboard near you following the ruling, but according to James’ lead guitarist Larry Gott the band are undeterred by the decision. He tells XFM,
“We talked at length about hitting a problem with the Advertising Standards Authority, but it’s such a strong image we decided it go with it anyway … We were looking at lots of ideas with the designers and they came up with an image of a baby and a gun that related to a story in America of a ten month old child that had been issued a firearms certificate … Firearms are dangerous, they’re not to be taken likely, and we as a society are becoming over familiarised with the image of gun and gun culture.”