By naming their album Shout At The Devil
, the band attracted the attention of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), a group that in 1985 crusaded to put warning labels on albums with offensive content. The album's title track
was already condemned by many religious groups, but the blatant depiction of murder is the song that landed Crüe on the PMRC's list of "Filthy 15" songs they used as examples of songs that needed stickering.
As a result of the PMRC hearings, the record industry agreed to put the warning stickers on offensive albums. Shout At The Devil
got one, which likely helped it sell more copies. In 1987, they played up the controversy by issuing an "X-rated" version of their "Girls, Girls, Girls
" single with a cover photo for "Men Only."