Wal-Mart: Sheryl Crow's New Album Not Fun

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LOS ANGELES: Sheryl Crow won't be able to "have some fun" at a Wal-Mart store anytime soon. The nation's largest retailer decided not to sell Crow's new album because one song implies Wal-Mart sells guns to children. "Selling a record implying behavior that is against all we stand for is something we just could not profit from," said Wal-Mart spokesman Dale Ingram. The lyrics in question, from a song called "Love is a Good Thing," read: "Watch out sister, watch out brother; Watch our children as they kill each other with a gun they bought at the Wal-Mart discount stores." Wal-Mart sells guns by catalogs, but has strict policies against selling them to minors, said Ingram. The album, "Sheryl Crow," is scheduled for a September 24 release by A&M Records. Industry executives said the ban could cost Crow 400,000 sales. The album is a follow-up to her Grammy-winning debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club," which featured the hit single "All I Wanna Do." Wal-Mart is sensitive to the gun issue. In 1994, it was sued by the family of a Texas man who allegedly killed his parents with a gun he bought at Wal-Mart even though he indicated on a federal form that he had been treated for mental problems. yep, yellow Robertson Barrett