5 Rock Songs Responsible For The Parental Advisory Sticker
On the 32nd anniversary of the Senate hearing centered around the labeling of music, let's first look back on the wide range of characters on that day. Where Dee Snider, John Denver, and Frank Zappa united to testify against the father of the internet over the freedom of music. Surely, members of Washington didn't expect intelligence from the musicians. Frank Zappa stopped them in their tracks with "the PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years dealing with the interpretation and enforcement problems inherent in the proposal's design."
Still, Parental Advisory stickers became commonplace. Instead of stunting sales, some of the era's biggest records carried the sticker, sales no doubt fueled by controversy. It all started with the "filthy fifteen."
Look at this list. 1985 was such an odd time.
1. AC/DC - Let Me Put My Love In You
2. Judas Priest - Eat Me Alive
3. Def Leppard - High And Dry (Saturday Night)
4. Black Sabbath - Trashed
5. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It.