Mötley Crüe enraged religious and conservative groups with their album Shout At The Devil
, which worked to their advantage. A bigger boon came in 1985 when the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) put their song "Bastard
" on a list of 15 songs they considered most offensive. The band was thrilled to draw the ire of this group, since offending the wives of senators only boosted their credibility.
The upshot to the PMRC hearings was warning stickers placed on albums deemed dirty. In 1987, the group played this up by releasing a "limited edition X-rated" version of the "Girls, Girls, Girls" single, with the same song but a cover showing a woman with her breasts exposed.