As Senator Exon has pointed out, the primary movers in this
particular regard are not looking for legislation or regulations,
which is our function. To be perfectly candid with you, I would look
for regulations or some kind of legislation, if it could be
constitutionally accomplished, unless of course we have these
initiatives from the industry itself.
I think your suggestion is a good one. If you print those words, that would go a long way toward satisfying everyone's objections.
Mr. ZAPPA. All we have to do is find out how it is going to be paid for.
Senator HOLLINGS. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. Senator Hawkins.
Senator HAWKINS. Mr. Zappa, you say you have four children?
Mr. ZAPPA. Yes, four children.
Senator HAWKINS. Have you ever purchased toys for those children?
Mr. ZAPPA. No; my wife does.
Senator HAWKINS. Well, I might tell you that if you were to go in a toy
Do you object to that?
Mr. ZAPPA. In a way I do, because that means that somebody in an office someplace is making a decision about how smart my child is.
Senator HAWKINS. I would be interested to see what toys your kids ever had.
Mr. ZAPPA. Why would you be interested?
Senator HAWKINS. Just as a point of interest.
Mr. ZAPPA. Well, come on over to the house. I will show them to you.
Senator HAWKINS. I might do that.
Do you make a profit from sales of rock records?
Mr. ZAPPA. Yes.
Senator HAWKINS. So you do make a profit from the sales of rock records?
Mr. ZAPPA. Yes.
Senator HAWKINS. Thank you. I think that statement tells the story to this committee. Thank you.
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Zappa, thank you very much for your testimony.
Mr. ZAPPA. Thank you.
[The statement follows:]
STATEMENT OF FRANK ZAPPAThese are my personal observations and opinions. They are addressed to the PMRC as well as this committee. I speak on behalf of no group or professional organization.
The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years, dealing with the interpretational and enforcemental problems inherent in the proposal's design.