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<blockquote><p>"The background history of the [[PMRC|Parents' Music Resource Center]], or PMRC, would take up more space  
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<blockquote><p>"The background history of the [[PMRC|Parents' Music Resource Center]], or PMRC, would take up more space than it's worth to spell out in detail. There are several 'historical accounts' from which to choose. Let's arbitrarily choose this one:</p>  
than it's worth to spell out in detail. There are several 'historical accounts' from which to choose. Let's  
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arbitrarily choose this one:</p>  
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<p>One day in 1985, [[Tipper Gore]], wife of the Democratic Senator from Tennessee, bought her eight-  
 
<p>One day in 1985, [[Tipper Gore]], wife of the Democratic Senator from Tennessee, bought her eight-  
 
year-old daughter a copy of the soundtrack album to [[Prince]]'s Purple Rain -- an R-rated film which had  
 
year-old daughter a copy of the soundtrack album to [[Prince]]'s Purple Rain -- an R-rated film which had  
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married to influential members of the U.S. Senate, and founded the PMRC."</p></blockquote>  
 
married to influential members of the U.S. Senate, and founded the PMRC."</p></blockquote>  
 
<div align=right>— Frank Zappa, ''[[The Real Frank Zappa Book]]''</div>
 
<div align=right>— Frank Zappa, ''[[The Real Frank Zappa Book]]''</div>
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So in 1985, Zappa joined fellow musicians [[John Denver]] and [[Dee Snider]] in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation against a proposed record rating system (similar to the movie rating system).[https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4537011/frank-zappa-senate-hearing][https://urbigenous.net/library/zappa.html][https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/02/02/5-excellent-moments-from-the-senates-1985-rock-lyrics-hearing/]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 08:45, 12 September 2019

"The background history of the Parents' Music Resource Center, or PMRC, would take up more space than it's worth to spell out in detail. There are several 'historical accounts' from which to choose. Let's arbitrarily choose this one:

One day in 1985, Tipper Gore, wife of the Democratic Senator from Tennessee, bought her eight- year-old daughter a copy of the soundtrack album to Prince's Purple Rain -- an R-rated film which had already generated considerable controversy for its sexual content. For some reason, however, she was shocked when their daughter pointed out a reference to masturbation in a song called "Darling Nikki." Tipper rounded up a bunch of her Washington housewife friends, most of whom happened to be married to influential members of the U.S. Senate, and founded the PMRC."

— Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book

So in 1985, Zappa joined fellow musicians John Denver and Dee Snider in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation against a proposed record rating system (similar to the movie rating system).[1][2][3]

See also