The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.
Censorship is a dirty word.
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Dee Snider's speech before the Senate is, word for word, the exact same speech he gave during the real Senate hearings in 1985. See more
says she was dancing with her kids to Prince
"Let's Go Crazy", and comments on the lyrics of the next song, "Darling Nikki". Both songs appear on the soundtrack to Purple Rain
, but the songs are tracks 1 and 5; they are not consecutive. See more
Alright, we don't have much time, so I'm just going to give you the condensed version. Every few years rock becomes the whipping boy for some politicians looking to make an easy score. This is before they started to crop Elvis's pelvis. Dean Martin, banned from radio in 1951, "Wham Bam, Thank You Ma'am" his song was thought to be too suggestive. I always thought it was about a lady carpenter, doesn't matter, they decided for me. Oh, this is a good one, "Louie Louie", the FBI and the FCC spent ...
During the final credits, the movie cuts back and forth between the video for the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" and shots of the movie's cast and crew dancing and singing along with the song. See more