Sunday, 20 September 2020

35 years ago the Senate held hearings on rock lyrics. It was a First Amendment showdown for the ages.

quote [ In 1985 the Senate held hearings on "rock porn." Just three musicians stood up to the government to say "it's none of your business ]

But this is type explicit, so Parental Advisory
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT]


zarathustra said @ 5:23am GMT on 20th Sep
Watched this years ago and seem to recall Mr Sider being admonished for insulting Gore's wife, as if it was an affront to him rather than to her and that he should respond to it since the poor dear obviously needed him to defend her. It was amazingly sexist.
Hugh E. said @ 9:23pm GMT on 20th Sep
People still disparage Ted Cruz for not standing up to Trump's insults toward Cruz' wife. Is it sexist? Or simply having a sense of integrity? Or both?
zarathustra said[1] @ 9:30pm GMT on 20th Sep
Point taken but to add some context; it was Gore's wife who had disparaged Snider and thrust herself in to the political debate. Cruz's wife was an innocent victim. (And, if I recall corectly, it wasn't Gore who complained, it was someone else saying how dare you insult Al's wife rather than someone saying, how dare you insult Tipper.)
Hugh E. said @ 10:23pm GMT on 20th Sep
Yeah, good point and distinction. And it's not like Al later went on tour with Twisted Sister.
zarathustra said @ 10:36pm GMT on 20th Sep
I had expressed myself poorly as I half remembered it. Apologies. The real issue thinking about it was the last one, that it wasn't "you insulted Tipper" but "you insulted Al's wife." My thinking often comes after my typing.
maximumtodd said[1] @ 1:20pm GMT on 20th Sep
How times change. What used to be Rock Porn is now an anthem for freedom. It wouldn't surprise me if it was some of the exact same people.
Hugh E. said @ 9:36pm GMT on 20th Sep

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