Thinking of and pre-requisitely playing The Purple One made me recall some R & R history. I'm listening to the album, "Come." It made me think of this.
In 1985 Tipper Gore created the PMRC, which brought us those little B & W, "Parental Advisory" warning stickers. She began her Anita Bryant-esque campaign after hearing the "Purple Rain" soundtrack emanating from her daughter's room. She and her bored cronies on this committee came up with a list the press quickly dubbed "The Filthy 15."
It included songs by Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, AD/DC; even Cindy Lauper! The #1 & #2 spots were both penned by Prince. #2 was Sheena Easton's "Sugar Walls," and number 1 on the Filthy list was Prince's, "Darling Nikki."
How long IS 31 years?! Well, not long enough for it to have gone away. Yes, "Come" does indeed have a warning label. It's from '94. "All songs produced, composed, arranged and performed by..."
Oh, and though 31 years have passed, the PMRC was formed 21 years AFTER the Beatles landed in the New World!
I picked up dog chews at the store. Made in Cambodia. I thought, "dog-eat-dog." I put them back.