Friday, 26 December 2008

Design Classic

Whoever thought up the idea of putting this Parental Advisory logo on
records must be the cleverest guy in the world. For a start, it means
nothing. You don't need to be a certain age to buy albums with the
sticker on and it's not even mandatory to put it on really rude
records (Danzig's self titled album was one of the first to feature
the sticker and it didn't even have bad language on it).

The fact is, when youre 14, it's the coolest logo in the world. Even
more so than one of those 'stay off the grass' posters. The idea that
bands like Danzig put it on their music when it doesn't even naughty
words in it just confirms that the logo is more of a stamp of approval
than something that's going to put you off buying the record (a bit
like the 'smoking kills' stickers on cigarettes).

I'm pretty sure that most popular music in the 90s (like Cypress Hill)
only made it so big because every teen, the world over, knew to buy
anything with this logo on.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, it was Al Gore's wife who came up with it.
The two of them together are always trying to make the world less fun.
At least he invented the internet.

Robert Thumbs Downey Jr said...

and manbearpig

Whathehelle Fontenelle said...

Lol I believe, I used to buy records with the damn sticker on, just to see if I could!

Anonymous said...

you had to be 16, or 18 to buy records with that sign on, i know, i used to send my mum out to get me illmatic and jeru