I need some assistance with these assignment. censorship of certain areas of popular culture Thank you in advance for the help! Inglis identifies that “it has long been recognized that the lyrics of rock songs do create complex and conflicting expectations among those who hear them” (572). What this statement implies is that rock concert-goers and others in society who listen to music can be influenced to alter their behaviors based on musical lyrics. While Inglis’ views might be grounded in psychological or sociological research, it has been my personal experience that people are more intelligent and self-aware and recognize that music is merely a form of entertainment and not an excuse to become sexually-wild, politically-charged, or prone to anarchy.
It is a misguided belief in society that rock music maintains the ability to make, proverbially, a good child goes bad. This belief is usually carried in the older American who was raised to believe in the dangers of provocative or sexual behaviors during a time period where children were generally seen and not necessarily heard. As a means of escaping outdated social beliefs, the children of the 1960s and 1970s often turned to music as a means to unwind and collect their thoughts. However, many of their relaxation efforts and their pursuit for soothing music were censored by parents with this distorted view of mid-20th Century lifestyle using methods such as coming into their bedrooms and turning off their record players. “Rock music and freakery were considered connected during the socio-political turmoil of the 1960’s” (Church, 2). Censorship by shutting off the child’s record player or radio or forcing them to explore a non-musical activity only again reinforces that the restriction of free expression has been a common social problem for well over 50 years. This is yet another example of where the broader social majority is able to make the new and younger generation conform to their traditional values.