With themes of bestiality, sexual diseases, fellating elderly gentlemen and visits to England’s southeastern coastal towns, this song originally appeared on the Anti-Nowhere League’s 1981 debut single Streets Of London. “The obscene publication squad came down on us, they seized all records from our offices and from our distributors,” remembers frontman Animal.
Metallica’s cover appeared on the The Unforgiven single in 1991 and the label went to great lengths to warn their fans of the obnoxious delights that lay in store.
“Track two side two of this record contains some of the ruder everyday English expressions,” reads a sticker on the 12-inch. “If this is likely to offend, then move swiftly on… and buy some earplugs next time you walk out of the front door.”
It also appeared on the cassette single of Sad But True, where a further sticker informs the listened which colourful words appear in the song: fucking (2), sucked (3), pox (1), cunt (4), piss (1), prat (1), cock (2), scabs (1), fucked (5), jacked (1), spewed (1) and crabs (1).
Very NSFW, in other words.