Long before the PMRC, music has been underfire for one reason or another. After the PMRC however,
warning labels became far more prelevant with the black and white 'Explicit Lyrics' tag. We're looking
to list all the albums with warnings EXCEPT for the explicit lyrics label (too many to list).
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Motley Crüe's single "Sex", released prior to their 2012 tour with KISS, has a front cover design in the style of and parodying the "Parental Advisory" stickers. The top and bottom of the cover feature the words "Mötley" and "Crüe" respectively, while the middle part just says the word "SEX".
The inner liner notes of this best-of CD has some kooky story about a "Cappuccino Kid" and his "literature". On the bottom of this page is the proud announcement keeping in tune with the UN sanctions on the apartheid regime of South Africa (this album was put out in 1989): THIS RECORDING IS NOT FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Ain't Gonna Play Sun City Either
The "warning" is really on the CD itself. It's a picture disc made up to resemble a truck tire in appearance (a monster tire is on the cover too). There's the artist and album names, the track list and copyright info, written in a circumscribe format. After the record label credits and warning (copying prohibited, ...) there's a simple sentence: Do not inflate above 50 p.s.i. This "warning" is an example of humor more than anything else.
Anyday I'm Gonna Make Her Mine!
Explicit copies after 1994 contain this warning with GNR's signature: "Chock full of unsavory subject matter and explicit language, etc. etc. etc.... so don't say we didn't warn you!"
There should be a warning that reads, "If you steal this album, good luck getting away with it!"
Donnie Wahlberg wrote in his thank yous "To the dude who wrote New Kids got run over by a reigndeer: watch out for a black Jeep Cherokee with no breaks. Peace chump!"
On the actual CD it says "Side A, Warning Do Not Play Side B" - this is because the album is made to look like a vinyl record and if you play side b all the paint might come of the so-called 'Side A'.
During the autumn of 1982 the economy was still suffering big time from the post-Vietnam War era recession, which was the worst economic situation since the Great Depression (sound familiar?). November had Congressional elections and Reaganomics hadn't really made an effect yet. Pres. Reagan's GOP cohorts in Congress generally took a "midterm" election trouncing because of this (deja vu ?). Other people deviced ways to beat the inflationary doldrums. One method was for record labels to issue 1-sided 45s. The single would cost about 1/2 that of the normal 2-sided variety. The B-side (flip) simply said "Do not play this side". Only a handful of 1-sided 45s were even issued. One of them was a Go-Gos hit and another notorious "recession buster" was "Sweet Time" by REO Speedwagon which peaked at #26. As the economy improved in 1983 this brief trend was squelched.
Everything That Comes Around Goes Around...
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