posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 04:59 PM
Oh, brother. Everyone holds Elvis in such high regard, compared to heavy metal artists, but Elvis was the first that I ever knew of to die from drug
overdose. Elvis had incredible talent, but like the others, he died too. Just my $0.02 there
But to say heavy metal bands are satanic straight away, gives me the impression that the poster has a religious agenda and bias, which I find
extremely offending and quite likely unfounded. This sounds like sombody's mommy who found her kid's heavy metal records and freaked out about
I'm not in favor of a world where religious music is the only thing ever heard. That's a miserable existence.
Parents tend to freak out, because they really don't understand that heavy metal, punk, rap, whatever...is a way of rebelling against authority
without actually doing so. Would parents rather have a grand-scale war with the younger generation ? A battle they'll surely lose ?
At least for me, heavy metal kept me from suicide, as I grew up rather hard and without much parental guidance. I owe Judas Priest my highest degree
of respect because of one of their tunes. I respect Ozzy for his "Suicide Solution", which by no means promotes suicide, but rather tries to make
the point that it is NOT the best way to handle the stresses of adolescence. I RESPECT Marilyn Manson. He and I grew up in "christian schools",
and yet saw hypocrisy run amok all around us. Most of the "grownups", however, only hear the overdriven guitar sound, or see the garish stage show
and freak out at the first opportunity, and never want to hear the message. Typical.
Back in the late 80's, we kids (I'm 42 now) got PMRC shoved in our faces, and were told that this organization was going to put warning stickers on
albums, so that parents wouldn't have to sit and listen to it with their kids, and make nothing more than a snap Y/N decision; warning label=bad, no
warning label=good. This was nothing more than organized, fascist discriminatory censorship. I'm forever glad that Dee Snider, Frank Zappa, and
Blackie Lawless were there to confront the whacko idiots who were trying to front that nonsense. GROW UP YOU EMBECILE PARENTS !!!
Satanism ? HA! That's any religious nut's way of not wanting to deal with the issues at hand, by just putting everything off on an invisible
entity they think is real. All they have to show for their efforts is a book. A book given to them in the English language by two gay guys...the
name of one is right there on the nice soft-leather cover. But we won't go there in this thread.
I'm mature and hip enough, I think, to be able to work with my kids on issues of music. I don't need, nor want, a group telling me what is
bad...that's for me to determine. And if, after all that, there be Satan rearing his ugly red head, so be it. I'll deal with that.
Remember everyone, "if you listen to fools, the mob rules" !!
Mommy's allright, Daddy's allright, they just seem a little weird....
[edit on 3-1-2008 by Dale Gribble]