Artist Brian Joseph Davis selected ten albums by ten artists who at some point had been banned or censored, and then ignited them. Throwing caution and proper stylus care to the wind, he then played whatever he could from the charred vinyl and spliced together the samples. You can visit his Ten Banned Albums website here (flash page, scroll to the bottom and click on the album icons), and you can download MP3 samples from this page.
The artists who received this very special treatment are: Stravinsky, Mahler, The Kingsmen, Vaughan Meader, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, The Sex Pistols, Prince, The Dead Kennedys and 2 Live Crew. "Ten Banned Albums" is also on display from January 12 to February 11th at Toronto's Diaz Contemporary Art Gallery, as part of the show Thoughts About Sound, Music, Silence, and Confusion.