Remember 1985 when Dee Snider, Frank Zappa, and John Denver showed up at the "porn-rock" senate committee hearing to give Tipper Gore and her ladies-who-lunch of the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) a full frontal of "oh-no-you-di-n't"? You gotta love it when two uber rock-n-roll freaks and an outspoken-but-timid-do-gooder folky flip the stereotypes on their heads while presenting articulate and intellectual arguments against the pending censorship of album cover artwork.
1985 was also the year when two Judas Priest-lovin' teens from Reno, NV fumbled their suicide pact, leaving Raymond Belknap dead and James Vance on the critically injured receiving end of a cabbage patch gunshot wound to the head. CBS Records & Judas Priest were later sued by the boys' families who claimed that subliminal back masking in Priest's music drove the boys to "do it." Thankfully, filmmaker David Van Taylor documented the entire mess in his film Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest, which I fortunately happened upon when it originally aired back in the early 90s. I've been on a passive hunt for a copy of the film since but to no avail. This google video link will lead you to this masterwork of absurdity where the only subliminal message I could make out was "I'm only the parent, I can't expect to be responsible for my own child."