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Aaron N. Tubbs

Dragon chaser.

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  • That parental advisory sticker on your albums? That’s put there by the RIAA based on a judgement that said album is objectionable, according to the PMRC. In fact, Tipper Gore seems to have been one of the strongest forces behind these annoyances, as she figured that this sort of stuff apparently corrupts and ruins the minds of young children everywhere. I still remember listening to some pretty explicit stuff when I was 8. I don’t know that I underestood any of it, but I’m pretty sure there were things that scarred me a lot more than that. Of course, the bigger crime is Wal-Mart just refusing to sell such albums, and therefore selling albums without explicit content. I think these should be required by law to have a bright red sticker telling the consumer “This work is not what the artist intended, all explicit material has been removed.” I still remember when I bought Astro-Creep 2000 from Wal-Mart, only to discover my discount $13.99 CD only had every other word … though it’s not like one can understand Rob Zombie in the first place. Claude Chastagner has put together some history on this stuff.