Filthy Fifteen

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In 1985, Tipper Gore’s PMRC released a list they called the “Filthy Fifteen,” detailing what they believed to be the fifteen most objectionable songs of the time, and the reason they felt each song should be censored…

Just one video that fills me with ’80s nostalgia: The Mary Jane Girls (a Prince vehicle if memory serves) – In My House:

“You’re frothing! I love it when you froth.” — FZ

12 Responses to “Filthy Fifteen”

  1. terje says:

    not a prince group but a rick james one.

    i’ve got a soft spot for 80’s funk.

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from terje:

    not a prince group but a rick james one.

    Aah — had them mixed up with Apollonia 6 whose Sex Shooter I found highly interesting from an artistic point of view, at the time.

  3. bernard says:

    Another comment ” from outer space”.

    Barry, a recent father of a newborn child behaves like an old man. Nostalgia & further documenting about trivia from 20 years ago.

    Not the way to go, Barry.

    Two essential things :
    – most of all : be forward looking & future oriented.
    – dig deeper into the past.

  4. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from bernard:

    Barry, a recent father of a newborn child behaves like an old man. Nostalgia & further documenting about trivia from 20 years ago.

    Not the way to go, Barry.

    I’ll go any which effing way I bloody well please bernard. It’s one of those perks of having one’s own weblog. Not the way to go you say? Start your own blog. Let’s see how that works out, eh?

  5. terje says:

    A quote from bernard:

    Another comment ” from outer space”.

    Barry, a recent father of a newborn child behaves like an old man. Nostalgia & further documenting about trivia from 20 years ago.

    Not the way to go, Barry.

    Two essential things :
    – most of all : be forward looking & future oriented.
    – dig deeper into the past.

    i can guarantee you not many people are blogging about the mary jane girls today. barry scores high for originality and sincerity.

    also, it’s a zappa blog. the guy has been dead for a while now. so the very core of this blog is nostalgia. maybe you are in the wrong place.

  6. Alex says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    A quote from bernard:

    Barry, a recent father of a newborn child behaves like an old man. Nostalgia & further documenting about trivia from 20 years ago.

    Not the way to go, Barry.

    I’ll go any which effing way I bloody well please bernard. It’s one of those perks of having one’s own weblog. Not the way to go you say? Start your own blog. Let’s see how that works out, eh?

    …And that’s why you’re the coolest site owner ever, Barry. That Bernard is quite the cock, no?

  7. Jamez says:

    A quote from terje:

    not a prince group but a rick james one.

    i’ve got a soft spot for 80’s funk.

    So have I. I was just listening to Cameo’s 1980 album ‘Cameosis’ the other day and realised I’d forgotten how good it was.

  8. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from terje:

    not a prince group but a rick james one.

    i’ve got a soft spot for 80’s funk.

    Tell me, who doesn’t have a soft spot for Rick James? An original, indeed. And what red-blooded male now alive doesn’t have at least one copy of Street Songs, huh?

    She’s a very kinky girl….

  9. terje says:

    i’ve had a zillion albums pass through my collection but never “street songs”. no idea how that happened. the only rick james i have are a couple mynah bird mp3’s.

  10. Jamez says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    A quote from terje:

    not a prince group but a rick james one.

    i’ve got a soft spot for 80’s funk.

    Tell me, who doesn’t have a soft spot for Rick James? An original, indeed. And what red-blooded male now alive doesn’t have at least one copy of Street Songs, huh?

    She’s a very kinky girl….

    Everybody should get the Deluxe version of Street Songs as it has a smokin’ live concert from 1981 on a bonus disk.

  11. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from terje:

    i’ve had a zillion albums pass through my collection but never “street songs”. no idea how that happened. the only rick james i have are a couple mynah bird mp3’s.

    Go and get it NOW, and treat yourself.

  12. tomasz. says:

    i only found out about the existence of the Mynah Birds the other day. when someone said Neil Young and Rick James used to be in a band together in Canada in the ’60s i had to check to make sure i wasn’t being taken for a ride! weird, i’m gonna have to find some of that.

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