Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Backwards segasseM

  After about a day of owning Rush's new album Clockwork Angels, I noticed on the eponymous song there was some very odd Benedictine Monk chanting going on.  I decided to strip it and play it backwards and found a few interesting backwards messages embedded in the song and posted it on YouTube (it takes a while to line-up stuff on YouTube, by-the-way).  I had SCTV's Count Floyd help me with his infamous 3d glasses to stir up the spooky stuff.

   Backwards messages have occurred on albums throughout the ages causing great notoriety.  Kids would play records backwards on their turntables to reveal secret codes or demonic suggestions.  Churches went into hysterics.  An excellent history is found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backwards_message.  Around 1983 there was a HUGE legislation against artists using these as subliminal messages to control kids.  Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Twisted Sister were all involved in this, as well as Iron Maiden (who used Jamaican slang, then reversed in Still Life).  A list of backwards messages are found here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backmasked_messages

Evil Rush band on evil double-necked evil-tars

  Anyway, here's what I whipped-up off the track.

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