publication date: Friday, May 13, 2016 (part of Spring 2016)

category: Music

clue: This gonzo guitarist's lyrical censorship by the PMRC on an instrumental album was the mother of invention in his crusade against censorship.

explanation: Zappa, bandleader of the Mothers of Invention, was once censored for "explicit lyrics" on an instrumental album. He went on to be a highly vocal critic of the PMRC in particular and music censorship in general. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, and Joanna Woods


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