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1. Prince - "Darling Nikki" (1984)
He'd set the stage with titles like Dirty Mind and "Jack U Off." But when he met his little pal doing the rub routine with a magazine, no one could claim that he wasn't pushing America's buttons. From the hotel lobby to the castle bedroom to the shrieks of ecstasy to the bump and grind rhythms, the PMRC had plenty to fret over.
2. Sheena Easton - "Sugar Walls" (1984)
When a singer moves from goodie-two-shoes to saucy vixen, you've got a fire on your hands - or maybe in your loins. And when the hit's refrain is a whispered invitation to "come inside my sugar walls," well, you can see why the PMRC was irked. Plus, little Sheena was hanging with bad boy Prince. Rated X for sexually explicit or profane lyrics.
3. Judas Priest - "Eat Me Alive" (1984)
Singer Rob Halford left nothing to the imagination on this grade-B metal chugger with references to his “rod of steel” and blunt lines like, “Spread-eagled to the wall/ You're well equipped to take it all.” Then the iron maiden came out of the closet and some small minds were even more aghast. Rated X for sexually explicit or profane lyrics.
4. Vanity - "Strap On Robby Baby" (1984)
Mainstream moms and dads don't usually want their kids heaved into the disturbing world of "marital aids." So when Prince's gal pals put a saucy beat under an ode to their favorite boudoir toy, there was plenty of friction. Maybe it was simply the fact that the ladies had the sense of fun to name the damn thing. Rated X for sexually explicit or profane lyrics..
5. Motely Crue - "Bastard" (1983)
As exploitative and cheesy as a gore flick like I Spit On Your Grave, the mousse metal raunch of “Bastard” finds a rapist being stabbed, having his head blown off and getting his neck put in a noose. The clueless Crue probably thought this made them feminists. Rated V for glorifying violence.
6. AC/DC - "Let Me Put My Love Into You" (1983)
With the cluckish, raucous and powerful thrust of electric guitars helping them pound forward, Angus and company offended by simply making their libido seem too brutish. A fact forever: waxing horny is considered gauche when backed by powerful thrust of electric guitars. Rated X for sexually explicit or profane lyrics.
7. Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It" (1984)
Not sexual, political. Just another a go-to-hell tune from a child to his parents. But Dee Snider's “look” - long blond curls, make-up, leather - was so sexually rad that the PMRC accounted for both the singer and the song. Rated V.
8. Madonna - "Dress You Up" (1984)
The singer rose to the top by being an agent provoacteur, so with the resonance of the phrase "like a virgin" ringing in everyone's ears, the PMRC heard the reletively mild refrain "gonna dress you up in my love/all over your body" as degenerate. We metaphor lovers are still confused about what's actually wrong here.
9. W.A.S.P. - "Animal/F**k Like A Beast" (1984)
Given that it italicizes lines like “A pelvic thrust and the sweat starts to sting ya,” you might call Blackie Lawless a sensualist. But Tipper and her troops merely found him sick. Regardless, this was W*A*S*P’s finest hour, where the band sounded as evil as Lawless’ seamy id. Rated X for sexually explicit or profane lyrics.
10. Def Leppard - "High 'N Dry" (1981)
The Lep’s anthemic celebration of all-day drinking - a common past-time in their depressed hometown of Sheffield, England - fell on the PMRC’s def ears. Rated D/A for advocating the use of drugs or alcohol.
11. Mercyful Fate - "Into the Coven" (1983)
This Danish group’s entire Melissa debut album was obsessed with witchcraft, but its worst song deserved special attention for the emotive command, “Crush the cross/ Suck the blood from this unholy knife!,” sung by drama queen King Diamond like he was Satan’s own Pavarotti. Rated O for referring to the occult.
12. Black Sabbath - "Trashed" (1983)
“Trashed,” where Ian Gillian drunkenly flips over his car on his country estate, is probably the best tune on the fading Sabs’ grim 1983 Born Again album. The subsequent tour boasted, Spinal Tap-style, a Stonehenge set too big for the stages they played. Rated D/A for advocating the use of drugs or alcohol.
13. The Mary Jane Girls - "In my House" (1985)
Each girl boasted a different persona in this Rick James project: street kid, Valley Girl, model, and dominatrix. Their funk glistened on this No. 7 hit, but attracted PMRC ire with the line “When it comes down to makin’ love/ I’ll satisfy you every need.” Rated X for sexually explicit or profane lyrics.
14. Venom - "Possessed" (1985)
More opportunist than Satanic, Britain’s Venom were definitely the bottom of the inferno. Creating black metal by sheer lack of talent, they were running low on brimstone by their third album. Still, cartoon sloganeering like “I sit at the virgin you worship” earned “Possessed” an O for referring to the occult.
15. Cyndi Lauper - "She-Bop" (1983)
Lauper’s two-fingered salute to the joys of masturbation tempted fate by stressing that there "ain’t no law against it yet.” The PMRC was listening, of course. But the rest of us were too busy messing with the danger zone to notice. Blame the hypnotic effect of track's classic guitar riff. Rated X.
El primer sencillo de W.A.S.P. "ANIMAL F**K LIKE A BEAST" no fue incluido en el álbum porque habría sido rechazado por las principales tiendas de discos. Capitol decidió lanzarlo sólo en Europa, en una bolsa negra de plástico con una advertencia de lenguaje ofensivo. En el ultimo momento Capitol se echó atrás y la banda conseguiría publicarlo más tarde con otro sello discográfico, "Music For Nations", que lo lanzo en su cubierta original en Abril de 1984.