Is it forbidden to listen to rock and roll music?
The answer is no, it’s not forbidden. Isn’t that surprising, for me to say that? It’s also not forbidden to walk out onto Ocean Parkway, take off your shoes and dance a jig. It’s not forbidden. Only that you’re a meshugeneh if you do it. And you very well might get a tack in your foot.
And if you listen to rock and roll, you’ll get some tacks in your brain. There’s no question it’s not going to make you any smarter. But if you’re asking if it’s forbidden, I can’t tell you it’s forbidden.
TAPE # 98 (December 1975)