Let’s Talk About the PMRC

In Episode 23, Vinnie summarizes heavy metal’s first major battle against the establishment starting with the founding of the Parents Music Resource Center, and the creation of a list called the “Filthy Fifteen”, leading to the famous testimonies by Frank Zappa, John Denver, and Dee Snider who became the voices of musical freedom of speech. This would all eventually lead to the creation of the iconic black and white Parental Advisory label.