Tipper Gore and the PMRC’s Filthy Fifteen Songs

You might already have heard that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and wife Tipper are separating after 40 years of marriage. I forgot to mention in that post that despite rocker Frank Zappa’s differences with Tipper’s PMRC and their war on the songs in their “Filthy Fifteen” list, Tipper became friends with Zappa’s wife Gail, presumably after he passed away of prostate cancer. Tipper even performed Zappa’s daughter Diva’s album in 1999, playing drums and singing backup vocals.

Still, there’s the matter of the PMRC and why Frank Zappa was peeved at them and Tipper. And as a professional celeb sh8t-disturber, I feel it’s my duty to give you a sense of the songs that made up the Filthy Fifteen. So here they are, below, and where possibly with a video. Some don’t have YouTube versions, or they’ve had embedding disabled, for various reasons, so there’s a mix of video sources, below. (Apologies if the source has stuck in commercials.)

WARNING: Not safe for work, kids, people with no sense of humor, and too many other categories to list here. Your mind might be corrupted after viewing.

1. Prince, Darling Nikki.

2. Sheena Easton, Sugar Walls.

3. Judas Priest, Eat Me Alive.

4. Vanity, Strap on Robbie Baby.

5. Motley Crue, Bastard.

6. AC/DC, Let Me Put My Love Into You.

7. Twisted Sister, We’re Not Gonna Take it.

8. Madonna, Dress You Up.

9. W.A.S.P., Animal (F*ck Like a Beast).

10. Def Leppard, High’n Dry.

11. Mercyful Fate, Into the Coven.

12. Black Sabbath, Trashed.

13. Mary Jane Girls, In My House.

14. Venom, Possessed.

15. Cyndi Lauper, She Bop.

I don’t know about you but I think there are far more offensive things going on in music and TV than these songs, and they don’t even have to have swearing, sex or violence.