Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mothers of Prevention PMRC

Been wanting to do this one for a while. An audio collage history of rock against the White house wives or PMRC (Parent Music Resource Center) censorship battle of the mid 1980's. Featuring senate hearings testimony by Dee Snider, John Denver and Frank Zappa as well as media samples and protest songs against the PMRC, Tipper Gore and Censorship including a PMRC filthy 15 countdown.

Download mp3 59:08

Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) is an American committee formed in 1985 with the goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to be violent or sexually suggestive. The committee was founded by four women: Tipper Gore, wife of Senator and later Vice President Al Gore; Susan Baker, wife of Treasury Secretary James Baker; Pam Howar, wife of Washington realtor Raymond Howar; and Sally Nevius, wife of former Washington City Council Chairman John Nevius. They were known as the "Washington wives" – a reference to their husbands' connections with government in the Washington, D.C. area. The Center eventually grew to include 22 participants. Wikipedia

Playlist of edited music and media:

Warning: Parental Advisory 2002 Tv Movie
Tipper and White House wives evil plans

Danzig 1988

Startin' up a Posse
Attack of The Killer B's 1991

Scott Ian from Anthrax
PMRC Seven deadly words
Censorship in the music business PMRC 25 years

Motley Crue

Frank Zappa

The Land of Rape and Honey 1988

George Carlin/Scott Ian
Seven Deadly Words

Ode to Tipper Gore

Bouncing Souls

Tipper Gore on Oprah
The Liberal Democrat


News story on
history of
rock censorship

PMRC Hearing September 1985 Begins
Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention
Porn wars
We're not gonna Take it video (audio samples)

PMRC Senate Hearing 1985
Dee Snider testimony

Twisted Sister
We're not gonna Take it

PMRC Senate Hearing 1985
John Denver testimony
Rocky Mountain High

PMRC Senate Hearing 1985
Frank Zappa Testimony

Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention
Porn Wars
Jazz From Hell
The Central Scrutinizer

Skidmark Bob
PMRC Filthy Fifteen Mix
Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention
Porn Wars

Live in concert sounds off on PMRC

Pistol Grip
Fuck The PMRC

Dee Snider/Scott Ian
Censorship still exists
Censorship in the music business PMRC 25 years

The Company Band
Zombie Barricades

1 comment:

Luxembourg said...

I was SO excited when I found out that Lalah was releasing a new project. I like the more uptempo songs because they show a different side of her which is cool, but she just flat out SHINES on "Small of My Back", "This Could Be Love", "You Were Meant For Me", and of course, "I'm Coming Back", which is one of any real Lalah fans' favorite songs. Love love love it!