Songs deemed unsuitable for society in the 1980’s & other Satanic Panic relevant media.
Re-visit the 1980’s Satanic Panic with various era relevant media clips & see the music videos accused of being too explicit for society- deemed “The Filthy 15 List” by the PMRC, who tried and failed to have them censored
In the mid 80’s, a group of women (consisting mostly of US senator’s wives) attempted to (unsuccessfully) wage war against heavy metal & pop music.
They made a list of 15 songs (“The Filthy 15”) deemed inappropriate for society’s consumption, mostly based upon their own dimwitted interpretations of what they believed the songs to be about, to use as a weapon in their war against freedom of speech in the arts/music.
The Filthy 15 List
1. Prince – Darling Nikki: Sex/masturbation
2 Sheena Easton – Sugar Walls: Sex
3 Judas Priest – Eat Me Alive: Sex/violence
4 Vanity – Strap On ‘Robbie Baby’: Sex
5 Mötley Crüe – Bastard: Violence/language
6 AC/DC – Let Me Put My Love Into You: Sex
7 Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It: Violence
8 Madonna – Dress You Up: Sex
9 W.A.S.P. – Animal (Fuck Like a Beast): Sex/language/violence
10 Def Leppard – High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night): Drug and alcohol use
11 Mercyful Fate – Into the Coven: Occult
12 Black Sabbath – Trashed: Drug and alcohol use
13 Mary Jane Girls – In My House: Sex
14 Venom – Possessed: Occult
15 Cyndi Lauper – She Bop: Sex/masturbation
Artists of all genres, whether personally attacked or not, came out to defend against these attacks. It was quite a delightful spectacle- and a successful one at that (fortunately)!
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister blows minds at the 1985 PMRC Senate Hearings.