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Wolf in Mothers' Clothing?

"We must stay anonymous because of threats we have recieved [sic] via e-mail and in person when protesting concerts," read the press release from Mothers Against Noise, a group claiming to be based in San Diego and San Francisco. When I checked out mothersagainstnoise.us, a "Top Offenders Watch List" of around a dozen bands included the warning, "Don't let your child be negatively effected [sic] by music that is design [sic] to cause them harm."

My suspicion increased after reading, "Since our site began, many bands have tried to promote their vile music by submitting themselves to be on the [Watch] List, and we do not want to encourage this." The band Wolf Eyes is listed on mothersagainstnoise.us as well as mothersagainstnoise.com, mothersagainstnoise.org, mothersagainstnoise.net, and mothersagainstnoise.info. No other band is listed on all the sites.

The first press reference to the alleged mad moms was made by John Olson of the band Wolf Eyes, who claimed in an October 2004 article for Detroit's Metro Times that the band was picketed in San Diego by Mothers Against Noise before a gig.

"It all started when a mother was really upset when her kid came to our show and got all messed up on his way home," Olson claimed. Shortly after that interview, the anti-noise websites began appearing, with Wolf Eyes on all the "ban" lists. At register.com, the same Washington, D.C., address is listed as being behind all the "mothers" websites; each site claims the others are "imposters."

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"We must stay anonymous because of threats we have recieved [sic] via e-mail and in person when protesting concerts," read the press release from Mothers Against Noise, a group claiming to be based in San Diego and San Francisco. When I checked out mothersagainstnoise.us, a "Top Offenders Watch List" of around a dozen bands included the warning, "Don't let your child be negatively effected [sic] by music that is design [sic] to cause them harm."

My suspicion increased after reading, "Since our site began, many bands have tried to promote their vile music by submitting themselves to be on the [Watch] List, and we do not want to encourage this." The band Wolf Eyes is listed on mothersagainstnoise.us as well as mothersagainstnoise.com, mothersagainstnoise.org, mothersagainstnoise.net, and mothersagainstnoise.info. No other band is listed on all the sites.

The first press reference to the alleged mad moms was made by John Olson of the band Wolf Eyes, who claimed in an October 2004 article for Detroit's Metro Times that the band was picketed in San Diego by Mothers Against Noise before a gig.

"It all started when a mother was really upset when her kid came to our show and got all messed up on his way home," Olson claimed. Shortly after that interview, the anti-noise websites began appearing, with Wolf Eyes on all the "ban" lists. At register.com, the same Washington, D.C., address is listed as being behind all the "mothers" websites; each site claims the others are "imposters."

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