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U.S. Senate Hearings on Record Labelling (1985)
U.S. Senate Hearings on Record Labelling (1985)
In the mid 1980s a group of women married to members of the US Congress launched a campaign against what they regarded as the damaging effects of sexual & profane imagery and lyrics in rock music. The group they founded - the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) - succeeded in getting a US Senate Committee to hold hearings. This is the report - a fascinating insight into the cultural conflict rock music was still capable of creating in the United States.
PMRC Correspondence
PMRC Correspondence
6 primary documents from the University of Pennsylvania archive providing an insight into the workings and agenda of the PMRC.
PMRC Filthy Fifteen
PMRC Filthy Fifteen
The list of the 15 songs that the PMRC wanted banned - and the reasons why they wanted those works censored.