Sixties rock star Jimi Hendrix made a statement that should have concerned every parent long ago: “Music is a spiritual thing of its own. You can hypnotize people with music and when you get them at their weakest point you can preach into the subconscious mind what we want to say.”
What are the values, ideas and philosophies being presented to the minds of our young people? Parents’ Music Resource Center found five major themes that rock music returns to repeatedly: rebellion, substance abuse, sexual promiscuity and perversion, violence and the occult. These themes are blatant and recurring. Promotional materials, album covers, posters and liner notes are graphic and sexually explicit, leaving nothing to the imagination.
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