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Banned From Saturday Night Live

Beef Bologna

 | pall youhideme
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Also known as Beef Baloney, Beef Baiogna, Beef Bologna.. together with New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones, punk rockers Fear performed it on SNL in 1981 Halloween episode, by request from Fear fan John Belushi.
John had wanted Fear to be featured on the movie picture Neighbors' ost (which sees also Holiday In Cambodia by Dead Kennedys), he wanted their song to be used over the comedy's end credits, he also recorded the vocals with front-man Lee Ving, only to discover later the movie studio rejected their song, judged too inappropriate, and then the track got lost until 2015
So, Belushi made it possible, he felt he owed the band, they were able to perform on SNL for the Halloween episode. 
Unfortunately - besides the fact of Fear's obscene lyrics :-), middle America wasn't ready for that sweat on TV, and as they started to play Let's Have a War, they been cut off - run the commercials!  - Ian McKay - of then Minor Threat, - is the one who got on the mic and says "New York sucks, fuck you!", he was invited by Belushi to help and create the mosh pit. 
The band and the audience destroyed the set with their slam dancing onstage, over 200k of damage, as it seems. 
So, lifetime ban from SNL. History of American TV made.

John Belushi passed away a few months later.
Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. 


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