"Music was invented to deceive and delude mankind."
-Ephorus, Greek Historian, 4th century BC
"Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of
music change, the laws of the State always changes with them."
"Musick is almost as dangerous as gunpowder..."
-Author Jeremy Collier, 1650
"Guardians of public mortality immediately pronounced the waltz to be
'will corrupting', 'disgusting', 'immodest', 'an outright romp in which couples
not only embrace throughout the dance but, flushed and whirl about in a palpitating
manner of copulation.' "
-Frank Muir 1812
"Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, To soften rocks, or bends
a knotted oak"
"a degenerated musical system turned loose to gnaw away moral
fiber of young people,"
- Reverend Francis J.L. Beckman
"One man's vulgarity is another man's lyric."
"Every time someone wants to get some sort of attention, they start
"On MTV it's all a commercial. Sometimes it's an advertisement
paid for by a company to sell a product. Sometimes a video for a music
company to sell music..... Sometimes a set filled with trendy clothes to sell a
look that includes products on that set."