CENSORSHIP: Arctic’s album causes censorship storm in the US

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SUCKMI'''new arctics album cover.
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ARCTIC Monkeys’ new album has run into a censorship storm in the United States - because its title has been branded ‘rude and disrespectful’.

The album, due out next week, is titled Suck It And See - a common phrase in the UK, probably originating from trying out boiled sweets.

But major American supermarkets suspect a deliberate innuendo and are covering the plain cream covers with large stickers to hide the title.

Singer Alex Turner said the album title had not travelled very well.

“They think it is rude, disrespectful and they’re putting a sticker over it in America in certain stores, big ones,” he said.

Supermarket chain Walmart is notorious for censoring risque album covers, usually for nudity.

But in 1993 it insisted the name of a Nirvana song, Rape Me, should be retitled for sale in Walmart stores as Waif Me.

The Arctics are currently playing dates in the States in preparation for their UK comeback shows in Sheffield in a large tent at Don Valley Bowl on June 10 and 11.

The shows have featured tracks from all four of their albums including Flourescent Adolescent, Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, Cornerstone and When The Sun Goes Down.

n See The Star next Friday for an exclusive interview with Alex Turner.