View Full Version : Backward message in Rock and Roll

10-07-2005, 12:40 PM
be sure to have speakers set up. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif


Years ago someone told me that if you played Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven song backwards that you could make out "satanic messages". It is not my opinion that Led Zeppelin and the other artists here were given some kind of evil power to make these backwards sounds have a satanic message. And, no, I did not create this to show the evils of Rock and Roll. Instead I made this flash piece for two reasons: 1. I was new to flash and wanted to be better at it and 2. The reverse files sound cool.

The way I made these sound clips was first to get a copy of the original versions. For example I took my copy of Stairway to Heaven (I tried it once with a live version but I couldn't hear the message clearly) then opened it in a sound editing program (I used Windows Sound Recorder - but that was with a .wav file), and reverse it. Crop to the place with back-masking sounds. That's it.

10-07-2005, 05:47 PM
Some of these songs are a stretch but take the song "Fire On High" by the Electric Light Orchestra, within the first 30 seconds someone talks but you can't understand it. Play it backwards and it says very clearly,"The music is reversible, but time turn back, turn back...", also try The Beatles Revolution #9, this has "I shot Paul." Black Oak Arkansas had a live album with this, but I can't remember what it said. I have a turn table that I can play backwards. This has been going on since the mid-60's.


10-09-2005, 09:47 PM
"...also try The Beatles Revolution #9" Hey DG off subject but is that the worse Beatles song ever? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

10-10-2005, 02:25 PM
Yeah..Revolution is great but what about #2 thru #8? Revolution #9 is ok if you're in a different state of mind.

DG - listen to Lennon's Two Virgins for a real thrill