Backmasking: Rock Music and Messages
Backpacking: Ben. When the devil and the media Are you aware of the music nowadays? How does the band affect the lives of young people today? Well, different bands and songs had already flourished in the world.
They had grown into new ideas and captured the hearts of the people, especially the teenagers. They sometimes play songs for dancing, singing, recreation or listening. People use them to express feelings and ideas and also a way for them to relax. It is an unavoidable element in everyone’s life.It has always been a part of every culture, big or small. Music is often a ajar part of a teenager’s separate world. Most of the young people enjoy listening songs without even recognizing its lyrics as long as they were pleased with its catchy tunes.
Music is not usually a danger for teenagers, unless they are not preoccupied with music that has seriously destructive themes like taking alcohol, presenting suicide or getting abused with drugs. It is easy for us to check on songs that contain good and clean messages by just analyzing its lyrics.However, for many years, there have been rumors that certain songs, speeches, and ads contain hidden messages that can only be eared when played backwards. Some people believed that most of the bands corrupt young people by burying subliminal messages in music. This process is known as backpacking and there is much debate about its existence. Backpacking is a way of reversing an audio that is meant to be played forwards. When the music is played normally, one hears a passage that sounds like gibberish, uncleanly word-like, as if it is in another language.
However, when it is played backwards, sometimes clear understandable phrase or sentence is heard wherein the original message was revealed. They an reel-to-reel tape recorders backwards, but then, digital audio recording has greatly simplified the process. It had first appeared in the late sass as a result of an accidental tape mixing error by John Lennox in the Beetles’ song “Rain. ” He realized his mistake, but he continued doing it in. A verbal message is recorded, reversed in direction, and placed on a recorded track. The Beetles used tapes played backward for musical effects in some of their recordings.One thing is when they theoretically put in backward or subliminal messages announcing Paul Ancestry’s death when he was much alive and was clearly intentional.
Another thing is when Jimmy Page, the guitarist, is said to have inserted the backward message “here’s to my sweet Satan” into his “Stairway to Heaven” song that seemed to be unintentional for many people. Since then, backpacking has been used all throughout the past four or five decades. It has been used to display the thoughts of the artists for comedy, censorship, and sometimes just by accident.Today, reversing audio is a popular way to censor explicit words on radios. This technique is often used for aesthetics in order to develop or enhance the message of a song. Stanley Cubic said that ‘When you’re composing songs, you’re always looking for new ideas, new sounds. ” One example of this was when the band of Stone Roses had used this technique on their songs, including “Don’t Stop,” “Guerrilla,” and “Simons,” which in reverse added new vocals.
Through this process, sounds or instrumental audio produce interesting and attractive sound effects.Sometimes, it results to a reverse echo that artists found appealing. This also plays an important role on concerts wherein guitar parts were played live on stage using a backward emulator. Another use of back- masking is for humorous messages. They used this technique to entertain the listeners by hiding its comedic messages through back-masking. One example of this was when Pink Floyd made a back-masked message in his song “Empty Spaces” that resulted to a message “Congratulations. You have just discovered the secret message.
Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the Funny Farm, Cachalot… The message turned out into a ridiculous stuff which amazed the listeners. Back-masking has also been used to censor words or phrases for clean releases of songs. For example, the word “sit” is resulted into a word “sis” when back masked. In a result of this, “sis” became an alternative word for “sit.
” Through this system, songs would be acceptable in public though in behind of it is a bad message. This was a common process for some of the recording radios, which would prevent them from prohibiting in releasing songs and so that people would feel safe to listen with their songs.Another use of back-masking is for satanic purposes. This was a common controversy engaged in rock songs and heavy- metal bands. Some of the satanic messages that Robert Radish collected were “It’s fun to smoke marijuana”, “l am Satan”, “Serve the beast for money”, “l eve Satan”, “Satan knows I love Him” and the most famous, “Glory, glory to my sweet Satan, there was a little child born, it makes me sad, whose power is Satan from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”.One of the cases happened regarding this issue was when the heavy rock band of Judas Priest was taken to the court when two of their fans committed suicide after listening to their song. But then, the judge came with a decision that it was impossible to conclude that listening to music would cause fans to kill themselves.
There was no such good evidence shown that music had such a power to influence ND attract others with a tendency to obtain suicide. And now, satanic back- masking is still an issue if it was done intentionally or unintentionally.Different accusations have sprouted regarding this issue. One of those was made by various Christian groups who have declared that Satan uses back masked messages to reign on people’s life without letting them knowing it. Some of the fund mental preachers supported that Satan was speaking to teenagers through subliminal messages hidden in rock music. Teenagers are unaware Of this, so they keep rocking on with different songs. Some Christian besides have claimed that back-masking is widely used for satanic purposes.
One of the statements mentioned on their websites was written by BRB. Joe in End Time Links. It says that “The Devil, being acutely aware of this fact, is using Rock music to transmit messages which keep people in bondage to him. Some Rock groups have become open mediums for the Devil and therefore subconsciously receive satanic inspiration for their lyrics and music. ” Another support written in the article of Knowledge of Islam was that “The listener may be unaware that their subconscious mind can pick up and understand the messages. . N the long term these can be stored in the subconscious mind and may actually affect the person’s behavior or judgment.
In many ways back tracking is a form of hypnotism or brain washing and has the power to be very destructive. ” had also red an article from the book of Ravaged by the New Age: Satin’s plan to destroy our kids which states that “He thoroughly documents the dangerous, secret messages in kids’ shows, cartoons, movies, comic books, fantasy games, toys and even coloring books.You’ll also discover the demonic designs behind Rock and Roll and the hidden, subliminal messages in Satin’s New Age “mood” music. Thirty teenagers in Huntsville, NC, had a record-burning at their church who believed that Satan Was possessing the singers and manipulating their voices So that subliminally implanted backward messages could be placed on the record to destroy the youth of America. They believe that Satan himself is inserting back-masked messages while the recording company and band are unaware of this. Not only worldly songs are being back-masked but also Christian songs.An example of this was a song entitled ‘Who Am l” which in its normal lyrics states that “Lord, You catch me when I’m falling” and in reverse “Oh ether we thank You.
” Another example was a song “Jesus Christ” which states that “Holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty” and in reverse “Yeah, my God loves you. ” A lot of religious groups believe that Satan was using musicians as his demonic pawns. The innocent musicians were Satin’s worshipers who persistently planted the messages into the songs. They began putting more subliminal messages into their songs on purpose.Besides of the accusations made by various Christian groups, skeptic rumors also flourished and had supported by different people. Some people believed that those back-masked sages were unintentional and made only by wrong perception of a pattern. John Evoke and J.
Don Read concluded that if back-masking do really exist, it is still ineffective. People had difficulty in figuring back-masked phrases. We were unable to determine whether the messages are religious or satanic. This was because we were not exposed with the back-masked phrases. Psychology Professor Mark D.Allen says that “delivering subliminal messages via backward masking is totally and ridiculously impossible. ” They believed that songwriter cannot write lyrics that scan forward and backwards ND the brain cannot comprehend backward messages.
Figuring out Satanic messages was caused by the observer-expectancy effect. The Skeptic’s dictionary states that “you probably won’t hear back-masked messages until somebody first points them out to you. Perception is influenced by expectation and expectation is affected by what others prime you for. ” In 1984, S. B. Throne and P.Weinstein said that “when vague and unfamiliar stimuli are presented, test subjects are highly likely to accept suggestions, particularly when the suggestions are presented by someone with prestige and authority.
What they are trying to say is that our brain needs to look for recognizable or familiar patterns in order to understand back-masked messages. There are certain meaning for each patterns formed on various songs. And these patterns were used to identify the hidden messages. Messages such as “My sweet Satan” or “Kill yourself,” “it’s fun to smoke marijuana,” or “sleep with me, I’m not too young” were due to patterns formed.Of course, you probably can’t determine these messages unless expectation and expectation is affected by what others prime you for. Since most of the people are unaware of listening to their music backward, there ere two controversial concepts that have been made. Either jumbled words, whose meaning is grasped, influenced the brain subliminally or it is the brain who translates clear messages into reverse phrase.
In either case, the unconscious mind evidently then directs the conscious mind to believe on bad things or do bad deeds. But there is no evidence that such mechanisms exist.