Parental Advisory (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 27, 2009 - Music - 368 pages
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Music Your Parents Never Wanted You To Hear

Believe it or not, music censorship in America did not begin with Tipper Gore's horrified reaction to her daughter's Prince album. The vilification of popular music by government and individuals has been going on for decades. Now, for the first time, Parental Advisory offers a thorough and complete chronicle of the music that has been challenged or suppressed -- by the people or the government -- in the United States.

From Dean Martin's "Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma'am" to Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar; from freedom fighters such as Frank Zappa and in-your-face rappers such a N.W.A. to crusaders such as Tipper Gore, this intelligent and entertaining book shows how censorship has crossed sexual, class, and ethnic lines, and how many see it as a de facto form of racism. With nearly one hundred fascinating photographs of musicians, record burning, and controversial cover art; illuminating sidebars; and a decade-by-decade timeline of important moments in censorship history, Parental Advisory is by turns frightening and hilarious -- but always revealing.

  

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User Review  - mwtemple - LibraryThing

Presents a lot of good information, but takes a little too much of a "holier-than-thou" stand than I would prefer. I was expecting an informative book about music censorship; this reads more like it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shelly - Goodreads

I had to use this book as a reference for a paper I was writing and ended up reading the whole thing on my own. It's extremely informative and gives light to many of the events concerning censorship in America throughout the years. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Part One
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Glossary

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Part Two
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Bibliography
Thanks
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About the Author
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Eric Nuzum is a freelance pop-culture writer living in Kent, Ohio. He is also the program director at WKSU-FM, Kent State University's National Public Radio affiliate.

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