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Filthy Fifteen

19 Feb

The Parent Music Resource Centre (PMRC) led by Tipper Gore, then wife of former Vice President of the USA  Al Gore and a group that became known as the “Washington Wives”  due to their husbands high-powered political positions  were responsible for pressuring the recording industry to label music deemed offensive to display this label in 1985

The PMRC used a list of 15 songs  the “Filthy Fifteen” in a series of  Senate hearings to pressure the recording industry into a voluntary compliance with the warning label.  This label had many ramifications that are still felt in 2011.  And now for your enjoyment …

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