Oh Willie…when will you ever LEARN…
by Lady Glock
…That Wal-Mart is run by right wing conservative Christians who don't like reggae?
…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.
“They're covering all the bases,” Nelson commented to the AP.
It kinda makes me mad that they'll edit CDs that promote sex, drugs, violence and all other WORDS that they deem offensive, but then sell you a gun, an Pro-Life bumper sticker and a dashboard Jesus for real cheap.
(Truth be told, I'm surprised the people at Wal-Mart even know what a marijuana leaf looks like…)