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May 25, 2006

Since we're on the subject...

...of music, is anyone else having a blast watching VH1 this month? It's "metal month" and yeah, I've tried to watch a few of the programs.

While I will admit to swooning over Bobby Dall (bassist for Poison) when he waved to me at a concert, hair bands were never my favorite. I was more a Megadeth and Iron Maiden chick.

(Murders in the Rue Morge ROCKS!!)

Anyhoo, last night I was watching a show called "Heavy: The History of Metal" or somesuch, and the subject of the PMRC was brought up.

Remember that back in the 80's? Dee Snider said it best when he said "It was a some Senators' wives with nothing better to do." Yeah, I've got to give it to Dee on that one.

So, what struck me was that the rockers that were talking about it were basically bashing the Reagan era conservatism that seemed to fuel the PMRC. But who's wife was leading the charge? And who was on the panel of Senators? Algore! Yes, he who was VP for BillyJeff, oh he of the Oval Office BJ and numerous sexual flings. Algore, getting all puffed up over obscene music!

Conservative my ass. It was the feckin' Democrats trying to use government to take over where the parents should have been involved. And let's not deny that all those little labels did sell more records.

Yeah, I've heard 2 Live Crew...I've heard a lot worse stuff than, say, Twisted Sister or Motley Crue. I still say, listen to "Shout at the Devil" now, twenty years later, and it really is pretty innocent.

And hey, check out some of those videos. All that makeup. Those faces they made! All that hairspray. Goodness.

At least Dave Mustaine doesn't wear lipstick!!!


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Posted by Groovyvic at 10:27 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Wow, I would have really liked that VH1 show except I never get to watch TV (too busy reading blogs!).

Poison is playing here soon. Last I heard they were washed up, depressed and overweight. I think I'll let my fond memories stand.

From what I've read about Dee Snider I like his attitude. But that's another one that didn't age well...I loved when he was in the PeeWee Herman movie. I used to have a Cadillac much like the one he's sitting (laying?) on in that movie.

Posted by: junebee at May 25, 2006 07:10 PM

The world so easily forgets....

We must all remember Tipper showing her concern for America's youth...puh-leez.

Posted by: Laura at May 27, 2006 01:44 PM