File the Dayglo Abortions under controversial/metal/punk/alternative rock/for mature audiences only!
Two albums featured in the resulting trial; the covers and the lyrical content being showcased by the prosecution. Here Today, Guano Tomorrow had a cover showing a picture of a hamster eating from a box of chocolates on nice satin sheets, along with a glass of wine. A gun points at the hamster, and the back cover shows a depiction of the resulting carnage.
This resulted in the criminal prosecution of Fringe Product, their label at the time, for distribution and possession with intent to distribute of obscene material — the first such prosecution since the offence entered the criminal code in 1959. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
You can catch the Dayglos this Friday at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland and render your own verdict.
Showtime is at 10 p.m.
— Cumberland Village Works