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.
Did You Know?
The music store depicted in the film is the interior of Sound Exchange, located at 1846 Richmond Avenue in the Montrose District in Houston, Texas. The "Sound Exchange" banner seen before the movie's end is actually the real banner used at the original location, at 1718 Westheimer, before the record store moved to its current location in 1997. See more
The end credits state none of Frank Zappa
's albums received a
Parental Advisory sticker, when in fact "Jazz From Hell" (ironically a purely instrumental album) was tagged with a Parental Advisory warning by the distributor. See more
So, you want to tell me why you're bending over for the Censor Sorority?
They're just a group of concerned parents that are exercising their freedom of speech.
Uh huh, yeah, sure, they might even have a point, I mean there's a lot of stuff I wouldn't want my kids listening to, Rick Springfield for example, but they've crossed the line, Charlie, with their connections there's no telling where this is going to end.
We're talking about labels, not censorship.
Oh come on, Charlie, we know how this ...
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
Written by Eldon Hoke, Eric Carlson, Jeff Dahl
, Steve Broy
Performed by Joe Berryman See more