Explicit Lyrics & Parental Advisory
The history behind Parental Advisory and the infamous logo can be found in the book ‘A Brief History of Banned Music in the United States’, by Eric Nuzum (2001)
After years of pressure from the Parents’ Music Resource Center (PMRC) and a series of Senate hearings in 1985, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) introduced, in 1990, a uniform labeling system using the logo, “Parental Advisory – Explicit Lyrics.”
Popular music under seige (ACLU)
In 10 years, the parental advisory sticker has become a fixture. Reports estimate that one-third of the country’s top-selling albums carry the tag, and a study claims that 74 percent of parents are “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the parental advisory label.