And the song "Leatherbound." "The whip is my toy. Handcuffs
are your joy. You hold me down, and I am screaming for more.
When you tie me up and gag me, the way you give me pain, come
on, give me lashes."
The Rolling Stones on their album "Under Cover" also sang of sadomasochistic activities in the song "Tie You Up." "The pain of love, you dream of it, passion it. You even get a rise from it. Feel the hot come dripping on your thigh from it. Why so divine, the pain of love."
Even the Jacksons' mainstream pop music today, their song, "Torture," was released as a video, and was shown on national TV. That video included pictures of women dressed in leather bondage, masks, with whips in their hands, in chains, and wrapped up in handcuffs.
Some artists take their pornograph [sic] rock to the stage. This is a picture of Wendy O'Williams in concert. Concerts that young adolescents can attend.
[End of slide presentation.]
Mr. LING. How bad can it get? The list is endless. This album was released just recently by a band called the Mentors. It was released in an album with the label Enigma Records, which also launched Motley Crue's career. The album includes songs like "Four-F Club," "Find Her, Feel Her, Fuck Her, and Forget Her," "Free Fix for a Fuck," "Clap Queen," "My Erection is Over," and the song "Golden Showers," which says these words, "Listen, you little slut, do as you are told, come with daddy for me to pour the gold. Golden showers. All through my excrement you shall roam. Bend up and smell my anal vapor. Your face is my toilet paper. On your face I leave a shit tower. Golden showers."
Mr. Chairman, that concludes my remarks. I thank you.
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[From the Los Angeles Times, Aug. 25, 1985]
Today, rock has changed and so has Baker. She's a mother of "a big-batch of kids," including a 7-year-old daughter, and she's "shocked" by the transformation that rock has undergone since the days when Elvis caused an uproar by swiveling his hips on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In fact, as vice president of the Washington-based Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), she's in the forefront of the fight to clean up rock, a battle that has seen PMRC leaders denounce such popular performers as Prince, Sheena Easton, Madonna, Judas Priest and Twisted Sister.
"We're telling parents that they've got to wake up and see what's going on," said Baker in a phone inteview. "Rock is much more sexually explicit than it was even 10 years ago. The fringe has become the mainstream. Bands like Motley Crue, Twisted Sister and W.A.S.P. are on the cover of Hit Parader teen magazine these days. "Have you heard the lyrics to 'Sugar Walls' (a million-selling hit single written by Prince and recorded by Sheena Easton earlier this year)? They go: "The blood races to your private spots, lets me know there's a fire, can't fight passion when passion is hot, temperatures rise inside my sugar walls."