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Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America
Parental Advisory Music Censorship in America
Author: Eric D. Nuzum
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Music Your Parents Never Wanted You To HearBelieve 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, Paren...  more » 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.
ISBN-13: 9780688167721
ISBN-10: 0688167721
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Pages: 368
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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unholyblackdeath avatar reviewed Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America on + 57 more book reviews
Great read. Chronicles the fight for free expression. Details all of the run ins with the enemies of freedom who wish to take everything that offends them and make it so no one can enjoy it. This book makes me glad to live in these relatively enlightened times. Also relates the story of that great little "Parental Advisory" sticker on all of your favorite music. I give this book 4 stars.


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