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Old 09-14-2005, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Backwards Messages in Songs

I was just wondering, do you any of you guys know some songs that have deliberate backmasking and hidden messages?, here are some worth mentioning.

"Dinner at Deviants Pallace" by Cradle of Filth - Not as much of a song as a collection of ambient noises, there is a very creepy voice that seems to spout nothing but jibberish, but if you play it backwards you will come to find that the creepy voice when played backwards is a recital of the lords prayer...Ironicaly in old Salem, if one was able to recite the lords prayer backwards it was a sign of being a witch, knowing Cradle of Filth this probably wasn't a coincidence.

"Staralfur" by Sigur Ros - A art piece that was made intentionaly to sound exactly the same if you play it backwards.

"Empty Spaces" by Pink Floyd - When played backwards there is an intentional message that says "...congratulations. You've just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont", a reference to Syd Barrett.

"Revolution 9" by The Beatles - Not a song but a avant garde experiement, a collection of abient sounds, when played backwards you will hear a whole bunch of weird ****, there are said to be hidden messages including "turn me on, dead man, turn me on, dead man..."

"Darling Nicky" by Prince - A intentional backwards line that says "Hello, how are you? I'm fine, 'cause I know that the Lord is coming soon, coming, coming soon"

Anyway there are many songs that are aledged to have backwards messages but they haven't been proven and could easly be just a coincidence, these include...

"Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears - There are said to be many hidden messages when played backwards, including "sleep with me, I'm not too young," "smoke marijuana," "we love it," "Satan is an enemy of Christ," and other sayings.

"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen - There is a section when played backwards it sounds like "It's fun to smoke marijuana."

"Im So Tired" by The Beatles - If you play it backwards there is suposedly this message... "Paul is dead, man, miss him, miss him...This gave way to the famous "Paul is dead" rumour that Maccartney died in a serious car crash in 1966 and the Paul Maccartney we know today is just a imposter. =(

"Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin - Though i doubt there to be any credibility in this myth, it is said that there is a whole verse that when played backwards is a satanic message, "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May queen
Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on" is claimed by some to sound like "Oh, here's to my sweet Satan. The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan ... He'll give those with him six six six (666); there was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan." when played backwards.

And finaly...

"Better by You Better Than Me" by Judas Priest - The infamous song that put Priest on trial in 1990 when the song suposedly led to the attempted suicide of two nevada kids in 1985, one died and another survived and accused Priest of putting backwards messages in their songs that encourage listeners to commit suicide, However the only message they found were the words "Do It" which were not specific enough to prove anything and Priest was soon aquited of all charges, Priest members had since been quoted of saying that if they ever did put hidden messages in their songs they wouldn't be suicide related since killing their fans would be counterproductive, they said they would rather add a message like "Buy more of our records."

Anyway these are just some of the ones i know, share some of your own.
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i know of the empty spaces one and that is true because i have heard it when i played my version backwards.

also, hotel california by the eagles supposedly has a hidden message but when i listened to it backwards i couldnt hear anything

this site has mp3 files of bakcmasked songs on it but at the moment, it doesnt work for me
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i know of the empty spaces one and that is true because i have heard it when i played my version backwards.

also, hotel california by the eagles supposedly has a hidden message but when i listened to it backwards i couldnt hear anything

this site has mp3 files of bakcmasked songs on it but at the moment, it doesnt work for me
This is from Wikipedia....

"Vokey and Read study
In 1985, university psychologists John R. Vokey and J. Don Read conducted a study using Psalm 23 from the Bible, Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," and various other sound passages made up for the experiment. Of the 300 people tested, less than 10% claimed they could hear any messages. When a particular phrase was cited beforehand and the subjects prompted to listen for it, 90% were able to hear it, even when the phrase was not intentionally recorded. Vokey and Read concluded that if backmasking did indeed exist, it was ineffective. Their volunteers had trouble even noticing the backmasked phrase when the tape was played forward, were unable to judge the type of message (whether it was Christian, Satanic, or commercial) it contained, and were not led to behave in any certain way as a result of being "exposed" to the backmasked phrase. Due to this research, Vokey and Read were later called upon as expert witnesses in the above-mentioned trial involving the band Judas Priest."

Scientific studys show that if you were to play any song backwards theres a very likely chance you will hear a clash of words that sound remotely like "satan" or "666"...This is a illusion of mind, similar to that of ink block tests or shapes in the clowds, if you are expecting to hear a satanic message in a backwards recording, than you are more than likely to hear one...That being said there are still artists who intentionaly put backwards messages in their songs, many of them admit to doing this, and its usualy intended as either a joke, an artistic statement or a political statement, there are also many death and black metal bands who admit to diliberately putting hidden satanic messages in their songs, this includes Pantera and Darkthrone...There are also christian rock bands who admit to using backmasking for the purpose of getting people to repent and accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
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This willprobably sound dumb but without all the stuff on Lp and a player how are you meant to listen to them backwards...?
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This willprobably sound dumb but without all the stuff on Lp and a player how are you meant to listen to them backwards...?
well you are screwed if you dont have a tape or cd player that plays records backwards or something like i-tunes that allows you to play songs backwards.
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i just play my records backwards by turning off the record player, turning on the amplifier and manually spinning the record backwards
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Iron Maidens _ Piece of mind LP, Someone is asking for a curry
Def Leppards Hysteria - Rocket, played backwards they are singing, we are fighting for the gods of war


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well you are screwed if you dont have a tape or cd player that plays records backwards or something like i-tunes that allows you to play songs backwards.

wooooaahhh how do u play songs backwards on itunes?
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