Smashed hits 2.0

Music and silence

Read about the songs they tried to ban, the musicians stopped from playing live, and the singers who are put on trial, in the bumper Smashed Hits 2.0 issue of Index.

"Music is so powerful because it is a physical expression of the human soul," says Daniel Barenboim in an exclusive interview for Index. "It attacks, I would say, all the functions of the human being - the brain, the heart, the stomach, the temperament. That's what makes it so dangerous. Music is much more powerful than words."

Includes articles by: Will Self on who's afraid of the Sex Pistols?; Malu Halasa; Louise Gray; Jan Fairley; Rachel Aspden; Simon Broughton and more on banned music.

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