Can music lyrics incite people to harm themselves, commit suicide, or cause violence to others? Should pornographic lyrics be against the law? These are some of the issues at the center of the ongoing controversy over rap, rock, and heavy metal music lyrics.
Heavy metal (Music)—History and criticism
Rap (Music)—History and criticism
Rock music—History and criticism
Rock music—Themes, motives, Literary
Rock music—United States—History and criticism
CQ Researcher, December 20, 1991.
Draper, James P., ed. Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 76, 1993.
Facts on File
Macken, Bob. The Rock Music Source Book, 1980.
McCoy, Judy. Rap Music in the 1980s: A Reference Guide, 1992.
EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries
NewsBank and other newspaper indexes
Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature
SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series)