Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in AmericaUser Review - Fred - Goodreads
An excellent book that gives the istory or album labeling. It shows how some people with power can change our world "for our good". My favorite story is how Frank Zappa had an album labeled explicit ... Read full review