Thursday, April 18, 2019

The devil has the best tunes, but church ladies make the best compilations


Over at Vox Earworm, Estelle Caswell did a deep dive into the Parent's Music Resource Center, their ties to the Christian right, and their war on heavy metal.

What struck me most in the video was the exquisite taste of pearl-clutching religious censors. Black Sabbath? Mercyful Fate? Venom? Those bands are the bands that belong on battle vests. If only someone made a mixtape out of the songs Tipper Gore didn't want you to hear. Oh wait, someone did.

The video, which is incredibly thorough and beautifully put together, is worth watching in its entirety: