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Floyd93
06-17-2006, 06:37 PM
You've probably heard about the "subliminal messages" in a lot of classic rock songs. You probably know that most messages are completely fake and cannot be heard unless you know what you're looking for. But every once in a while there are real backmasking messages in songs (most of which are actually parodies of subliminal messages, others usually say nothing much at all which is basically NEVER anything evil/satanic). I know of a few actual backmasking messages in songs (like the "Turn back, turn back!" ELO thing). What other instances of real backmasking do you know of?

Calum_Barrow
06-17-2006, 06:45 PM
Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd

Could've guessed they'd do one couldn't you?

Fargalas
06-17-2006, 06:48 PM
I'm sorry, I can't help you there.

BUT-- I have infallible proof that Eric Clapton is a Satanist! Put on "Layla" in reverse, turn down the volume, crank up the treble on your EQ, and play some Dimmu Borgir REALLY loudly. See!? SEE WHAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN!? I KNOW you'll hear some Satanistic things if you do that.

TheUltimateSin
06-17-2006, 06:49 PM
I swear to god, the first person to say Stairway to Heaven is going to get strangled in their sleep by an angry midget dressed in a bikini on the fourth Tuesday of August next year

BrainDamage
06-17-2006, 06:52 PM
Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd

Could've guessed they'd do one couldn't you? I think Roger Waters did another one also on a solo album. I don't remember what song it was in or what it said though.

latinosuperstud
06-17-2006, 06:53 PM
should i say it? i mean midgets do scare the **** out of me... stairway to heaven is like teh 1337 at mackmasking...

but seriously there was that whole paul was dead thing


edit: oh oh oh the simpsons episode where bart is in a boy band... classic

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 06:53 PM
^What a sexy way to die. :p:

jp

eckmann88
06-17-2006, 06:53 PM
I swear to god, the first person to say Stairway to Heaven is going to get strangled in their sleep by an angry midget dressed in a bikini on the fourth Tuesday of August next year

um.... stairway?


but seriously, i have the white album on vynyl and the whole revolution number 9 thing works

BrainDamage
06-17-2006, 06:54 PM
edit: oh oh oh the simpsons episode where bart is in a boy band... classicyvan eht nioj! yvan eht nioj!

:haha

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 06:54 PM
^^Would you have found it if you weren't looking for it?

EDIT: To eckman88

eckmann88
06-17-2006, 06:58 PM
^^Would you have found it if you weren't looking for it?

EDIT: To eckman88

would any of these be found if nobody was looking for them???

BrainDamage
06-17-2006, 06:59 PM
^^that's not the point. If you hear about a backmasking message and/or hear about what it supposedly says, you are more likely to hear it for yourself.

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 07:01 PM
^^The REAL ones that are very obvious. Maybe someone just feels like playing a song backwards and vwah-lah! You hear them congratulating you for having too much time on your hands where you have an oppurtunity to play one backwards.

Braindamage is right. You'll be more likely to hear it if you know what to look for.

eckmann88
06-17-2006, 07:02 PM
^^that's not the point. If you hear about a backmasking message and/or hear about what it supposedly says, you are more likely to hear it for yourself.

well ive heard how another one bites the dust supposedly says "its fun to smoke marijuana" but i tried it and didnt hear anything

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 07:05 PM
^^There are exceptions. You don't neccessarily have to hear it but you are more likely to.

buried_a_lie
06-17-2006, 07:14 PM
in one of weird als songs, it says "satan eats cheese wiz, i dont remember what song though

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 07:18 PM
^^Nature Trail To Hell

TheHeartbreaker
06-17-2006, 09:29 PM
Jingle Bells has Satanic Messages...

http://media.spikedhumor.com/8944/Jingle_Bells_Reversed.swf

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 09:30 PM
^^Haha you can't fool me with that. I've pranked at least 15 of my friends with that.:p:

TheHeartbreaker
06-17-2006, 09:58 PM
^^Sssh, don't give it away! :peace:

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 10:05 PM
Everyone knows anyways...

BlueOyster23
06-17-2006, 10:22 PM
yvan eht nioj! yvan eht nioj!

:haha

I don't get it...sounds catchy....I think I'll go join the navy.

But on a more serious, less classic rocky note, there's the Brittney Spear's "SLEEP WITH ME I'M NOT TOO YOUNG" one.

My cousin and I used to to research back masking pretty heavily, we watched old movies and listened to "Hotel California" backwards and see if they'd match up so far...nothing.

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 10:24 PM
^^That Hotel California thing will never work....ever.

BlueOyster23
06-17-2006, 10:26 PM
^It was a joke, except we did research the backmasking, I think we found something in the choruses of "Come Sail Away" and "We Will Rock You," not sure though.

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 10:27 PM
^^I haven't heard of messages in either of those songs. What do they say?

BTW, you got the Hotel California thing from Family Guy, didn't you?

bong-water
06-18-2006, 04:01 AM
^^Sssh, don't give it away! :peace:

Holy shit dude! That freaked me out even after seeing this!

Floyd93
06-18-2006, 08:53 AM
^^You'd die if you saw Albinoblacksheep's "Subliminal Music & Images" flash then.

Master Shake
06-19-2006, 10:46 AM
Not really CR but Rockit by Def Leopard is we're fighting with the gods of war or something only found that out becuase its quite obviously played backwards though.

BlueOyster23
06-19-2006, 12:28 PM
^^I haven't heard of messages in either of those songs. What do they say?

BTW, you got the Hotel California thing from Family Guy, didn't you?

1. Can't remember I'll do it sometime later
2. ...yeah

stonegolem13
06-19-2006, 12:59 PM
I swear to god, the first person to say Stairway to Heaven is going to get strangled in their sleep by an angry midget dressed in a bikini on the fourth Tuesday of August next year

Technically your the first one to mention Stairway to Heaven

Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd

Could've guessed they'd do one couldn't you?

Anyone have more Floyd backwards messages???

groll01
06-19-2006, 01:46 PM
If u watch the Doco for concert for bangladesh(sp?) they talk about puting one in the live album for it..... i dont think anyone has found it thou?

rplb
06-19-2006, 04:12 PM
Jingle Bells has Satanic Messages...

http://media.spikedhumor.com/8944/Jingle_Bells_Reversed.swf


Bahahahahahaha you can really hear it.

Floyd93
06-19-2006, 05:33 PM
I know; I never thought Jingle Bells would EVER mention sacrificing a goat while doing that horrible candy bar thing of which I do not want to speak of to Barbara Walters. Jesus, I get sick just thinking about it. :puke:

babaorielly122
06-19-2006, 06:48 PM
STAIRWAY

i can take any midget you throw at me...

Floyd93
06-19-2006, 09:51 PM
I'm not throwing midgets at you, I'm throwing mother****in' Paul Bunyon straight at your skull.

Stairway is widely believed to be false but think whatever you want.

Cptbeefheart
06-19-2006, 10:19 PM
^HAHAHAHA, I am totally gonna sig that. But yea, the thing with Stairway is false.

Floyd93
06-19-2006, 10:23 PM
^^There's no way many people would have noticed Stairway's "message" if they were not told where to look.

fenderfreak101
06-20-2006, 12:10 PM
In one of Weird Al's songs, if you play it backwards, it says "Satan eats Cheese Whiz..."

That's the only time that guy has made me lol.

God Am
06-20-2006, 02:53 PM
If you play Megadeth's "Peace Sells / Capitol Punishment" backwards, you can hear Dave Mustaine say that he's bisexual. Kind of funny.

maXterbat0r
06-20-2006, 02:56 PM
the spongebob theme played backwards has some sort of message.

doggy_hat
06-20-2006, 03:01 PM
Does anybody know of any kind of freeware that will let you play songs backwards?

VoodooChild15
06-20-2006, 04:39 PM
I heard somewhere that in the first pressing of Meddle, there was an address backmasked on Echoes. The first ninety people to write to the address recieved a signed letter from the band, twenty bucks, and a bunch of Floyd shwag. One of the many things on my "If I only had a time machine" list.

flytv12
06-20-2006, 06:57 PM
Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd

Could've guessed they'd do one couldn't you?

Is that the one that sounds like giberish when played forwards?

rplb
06-20-2006, 07:17 PM
ya and its kinda muffled out but when played backwards it is very clear.

Floyd93
06-21-2006, 08:26 AM
I heard somewhere that in the first pressing of Meddle, there was an address backmasked on Echoes. The first ninety people to write to the address recieved a signed letter from the band, twenty bucks, and a bunch of Floyd shwag. One of the many things on my "If I only had a time machine" list.

I wish I had a time machine. :sad:

Goon
06-21-2006, 08:40 AM
Does anybody know of any kind of freeware that will let you play songs backwards?


You can download Audacity for free, it's awesome and easy to use.

On another note, has anyone ever tried playing Maybe I'm Amazed backwards. I did after seeing the episode of the Simpson's where Lisa goes veggie and she mets Paul and Linda McCartney in Apu's Garden and tells her that the song played backwards is a recipe for a really ripping lentil soup. After backmasking the song I could hear nothing! Paul even said so himself...

Um and yes. Lots of backwards messages in Pink Floyd songs that are supposed to be there. I can remember that on the Wall album "Isn't this where we came in?" is said at the start and end of the album. Most fans prolly already know this though..

Aidy Damage
06-21-2006, 08:48 AM
Muse- Plug In Baby

In the bit where Matt goes falsetto, if you play it backwards he says 'You are my slave'. Not THAT obvious though.

BrainDamage
06-21-2006, 09:18 AM
Um and yes. Lots of backwards messages in Pink Floyd songs that are supposed to be there. I can remember that on the Wall album "Isn't this where we came in?" is said at the start and end of the album. Most fans prolly already know this though.. that's not really a backwards message, seeing as you can hear it if you play the album normally ;) cool nonetheless though :)

stonegolem13
06-21-2006, 04:39 PM
Does anybody know of any kind of freeware that will let you play songs backwards?

Wave Pad comes with a program called express rip . . . it is free, just search on google

Conky420
06-22-2006, 10:22 PM
ive heard radar love is supposed to have one i dont remember where to turn back though but the message is 'theres someone here in this room' or something, gives me the shivers...

Bmm386
06-22-2006, 10:25 PM
"Everyone smoke Pot"

It's at the end of I am The Walrus

Conky420
06-22-2006, 10:48 PM
and that song by roger waters was Perfect Sense i believe message being

(piece of wiki-fronting here but i knew the song)
"Julia, however, in the light and visions of the issues of Stanley, we have changed our minds. We have decided to include a backwards message, Stanley, for you and all the other book-burners."

DoTheEvolution
06-22-2006, 11:47 PM
"Some of us smoke marijuana" supposivly can be heard if you play Another Bites The Dust by Queen.

But I don't understand how you could backmask something without making it obvious that something is going on that normally wouldn't be.

rustedjustin
06-23-2006, 01:37 AM
Another one bites the dust says it's fun to smoke marajuana. it also says give some acid, apparently. the give some acid bit sounds kind of dodgey but the marajuana bit is easy to hear. and marajauana seems to be a pretty common one. band on the run says marajuana the law will banish us, and another beatles one says now he uses marajuana. if you record yourself saying "i know where i am" (ok, maybe you need an Australian accent for it to happen, i don know if it works with another because i havent tried), an play it backwards it says marajuana (yeah, way to much spare time on my hands). There is a website called reverse speech (or something) that has a whole list of these, and audio files to boot.

Floyd93
06-23-2006, 08:26 AM
^^^There's a lot of backmask message sites. I'll post a few links later.

Gabuydachk
06-24-2006, 11:00 AM
the whole "Paul is Dead" hoax in the Beatles' songs

g4cytheclown
06-24-2006, 11:43 AM
the whole "Paul is Dead" hoax in the Beatles' songs
Some of them sound so real and John is a pretty smart guy, so I think he put them in there. I don't think Paul is dead, but I think they wanted to mess with people.

buried_a_lie
06-24-2006, 12:54 PM
Jingle Bells has Satanic Messages...

http://media.spikedhumor.com/8944/Jingle_Bells_Reversed.swf

i ****ing hate you...i think i had a heart attack

wannabe jesus
06-24-2006, 12:58 PM
There's a load of backmasking thingys here (http://jeffmilner.com/backmasking.htm)

Floyd93
06-24-2006, 07:28 PM
^^I know of a site with even more but I'll have to find it.

fallinsuburbia
06-24-2006, 07:37 PM
I only know one of the pink floyd ones. and the elo 'turn back' thing

Floyd93
06-25-2006, 09:49 AM
The ELO one is cheesy sounding.

Morrison_lizard
06-26-2006, 01:37 PM
isnt classic but soundgardens 665, the entire song is a back mask, makes no sense to listen to it forwards, backwards it talks about santa and stuff...weird...

Lithiummm
07-01-2006, 09:44 PM
Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (gosh that took a while to type x_x) by pink floyd. at 4:22ish someone says "that was pretty avant-garde, wasnt it?"

Revolution 9 had the whole turn me on dead man thing,

smells like teen spirit allegedly says i hate you during the hello hello part

meh... theres alot more

rayIII
07-01-2006, 10:02 PM
If you play Megadeth's "Peace Sells / Capitol Punishment" backwards, you can hear Dave Mustaine say that he's bisexual. Kind of funny.
what? where? :haha

guitar_freak333
07-02-2006, 12:33 AM
What are some good links to backmasking sites?

BlueOyster23
07-03-2006, 12:10 PM
Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (gosh that took a while to type x_x) by pink floyd. at 4:22ish someone says "that was pretty avant-garde, wasnt it?"

Revolution 9 had the whole turn me on dead man thing,

smells like teen spirit allegedly says i hate you during the hello hello part

meh... theres alot more

Yah know, I've never understood Cobain's singing, maybe that one is true...

cpt.squatinbush
07-04-2006, 10:13 PM
http://jeffmilner.com/backmasking.htm

Here's the site that I had first visited when i started looking up about backmasking, it has only a few but you don't have to download them.

Mr.Smith
07-05-2006, 10:06 AM
Some of those ones that are there aren't really there if you know what I mean. All of these probably started with some guy with a very active imagination decided to play things backwards. You only hear those messages because you've heard someone talking about it and know what it says already. Your brain then tries to stretch the truth of what you're really hearing and putting it all together to make that message. If you played a record backwards not expecting to hear a message you wouldn't hear one, then if someone else did the same but was looking for one they would more than likely hear one. If that person told you about it and you went and looked for it again you would hear that message. Honestly all I hear when I listen to those songs backwards "Gahh gaah gaahh *woosh*" Nothing really interesting there now is it?

Floyd93
08-06-2008, 11:09 PM
^You have a good point there. It's hard to find messages if you're not already looking for them.

smb
08-06-2008, 11:15 PM
It's not classic rock, but on one of the tracks on the QotSA album Songs for the Deaf if you play it backwards you can hear Lanegan saying "I'm right behind you, look over your left shoulder"

Floyd93
08-06-2008, 11:24 PM
^Do you know which track?

smb
08-06-2008, 11:26 PM
^Do you know which track?It's in the quiet part of the Song for the Deaf if I remember correctly. Haven't listened to it in ages though.

Edit: I meant God is in the Radio - youtube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPZCsV-IA80)

Floyd93
08-06-2008, 11:28 PM
I'll check it out.

Sir Anonymous
08-07-2008, 03:20 AM
Not especially Classic Rock or backmasking, but I believe there was a Radiohead song that was recorded then played backwards at which point more things were added, then played backwards again as more things were added. This apparently happened seven or eight times, until it was forwards again.

This was evidently not enough, because when the single was released in France, it was backwards again.

And I can't remember the damn name.