The Time Rock & Roll Saved Free Speech (YouTube)

Nice video from the Foundation for Economic Education recounting the tale of the Parent’s Music Resource Center.

I’d forgotten about the Filthy Fifteen list of songs that the PMRC put out in 1985 as being most objectionable.

  1. Prince “Darling Nikki”
  2. Sheena Easton “Sugar Walls”
  3. Judas Priest “Eat Me Alive”
  4. Vanity “Strap On ‘Robbie Baby'”
  5. Mötley Crüe “Bastard”
  6. AC/DC “Let Me Put My Love Into You”
  7. Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
  8. Madonna “Dress You Up”
  9. W.A.S.P. “Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)”
  10. Def Leppard “High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)”
  11. Mercyful Fate “Into the Coven”
  12. Black Sabbath “Trashed”
  13. Mary Jane Girls “In My House”
  14. Venom “Possessed”
  15. Cyndi Lauper “She Bop”

C-SPAN has a video of the nearly 5-hour long testimony on September 19, 1985 before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. A full transcript plus additional materials is available here.

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