TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Looks Back On Historic PMRC Hearings


In 1985, the Parents' Music Resource Center(PMRC), led by Tipper Gore, was trying to introduce a parental warning system that would label all albums containing "offensive material." The system was to include letters identifying the type of objectionable content to be found in each album which resulted in the "Parental Advisory" sticker now found on new album releases with "questionable content." The incongruous trio of Dee Snider,Frank Zappa and John Denver were called before Congress to testify in defense of music.

Dee spoke about the experience in a new interview with"Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike". He said (hear audio below): "For every reaction, there's a reaction, and during the decade of decadence, which is how they refer to the '80s as, and that's all the hair bands. And you look at the all the '80s music — it was very sensational and outrageous at times, but it also reflects the time…