Today’s “Phone Topic Tuesday”: One Album You Had To Hide From Your Parents as a Kid!
When I was growing up, life wasn’t as edgy as it was now. Many things that were taboo then, ‘are considered pretty tame now. No one in the 1970s (when I was in grade thru high school) would have ever dreamed that there would be shows like Tosh.0, Sons Of Anarchy, The Walking Dead and more programing that was very graphic in nature. With only three channels to choose from, Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch were mainstays.
As far as albums goes though, I had a few that would have had that effen Parental Advisory sticker on them, had that sort of censorship around. I say censorship, because essentially there are stores that won’t sell albums with that sticker. The store itself is the censor.
I was raised by my grandparents and they were very cool. My grandfather was a professional artist and jazz aficionado and my grandmother was into the arts as well. So, for me to bring music home that was scary to them… it rarely happened.
But, I grew up in the hey-day of Kiss, Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper – bands that are passe’ today, but scared parents to death back then. Also, my dirty-talking Richard Pryor albums. I had to listen with headphones to most everything I’ve mentioned. What about you? Be part of my “Phone Topic Tuesday”! What Is The One Album You Had To Hide From Your Parents As A Kid! Call in after 2pm to 1-888-900-WGBF or post below.