Monster Magnet "Space Lord" (lost explicit version of rock single; 1998)
Space Lord is a 1998 single by the stoner rock band Monster Magnet, from their album Powertrip. The song was a smash hit on rock radio, peaking at #3 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The song is notable for being the first music video played on MTV Total Request Live.
When the song was first released, A&M Records required the band to remove the line "Space Lord, motherfucker" before releasing their album. The word "mother" echoes where the word "fucker" should be.
A full band recording of the "motherfucker" edition has never been released and is presumably under the control of Universal Music, the successor-in-interest to A&M Records. However, two explicit remixes are known to exist online. The easiest remix to find, the "Intergalactic 7 Remix", is available on international versions of Monster Magnet's Greatest Hits compilation. A second remix, "Monster Bootnet" by Boys Noize, is only available as a bootleg.
On April 18th, 2018, YouTube user PoopToobYou, otherwise known as Tom_Servo on the LMW Discord, uploaded a restored uncut version of the track using vocals extracted directly from the Boyz Noise remix of the song. Some F-bombs had to be duplicated due to the lesser amount of cursing in the remix as opposed to the studio version, but this version is the closest the public can get to an explicit studio version of the song until a hypothetical official release occurs.