Parental Advisory: the secret history of music’s most controversial logo
Before becoming the standard bearer for scandalous lyrics, the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” logo had long been the subject of debate in the USA. In the 1980s, the American Senate was the backdrop for a standoff between pious hypocrites and rock stars in vests. In the hotseat: rock porn and the advocacy of drugs. And the cast of this improbable story: Prince, Tipper Gore, Daniel Snider, NWA, Madonna, Drake and even Cindy Lauper.