Originally posted by prophecywatcher
All of this started happening after I bought a cassette tape from Wal-Mart. Yes, it was a while back when cassette tapes were around. The tape was
ELO, Electric Light Orchestra. I made the mistake of playing the tape through and one of the songs was called "Fire on High". (I had no idea it was
on there) It turned out to be a lot of what sounded to be devil worshiping or chanting. I threw the tape out, but that is when it all began.
By the way, I don't recommend that you play this at home.
I know there are people that won't believe any of this stuff, but I am ready for their negative comments. If I wasn't, I wouldn't post any of this,
so bring it on.
Okay, first, it's something of a traversty you threw an ELO tape out.
Secondly, ELO's song 'Fire on High' is not devil worshipping or chanting.
I seriously do not know whether to laugh or cry at that claim.
The song is actually instrumental, with what is called 'backmasking' lyrics, so when the song is played, the lyrics are in reverse, and those lyrics
kcab nrut ,kcab nrut ,kcab nrut ,kcab nruT
ton si emit tuB
elbisrever si gnos ehT
Please don't panic, or think I am chanting a Satanic spell calling for the blood sacrifice of newborns.
No, indeed, if the song is played backwards, the lyrics are:
The song is reversible
But time is not
Turn back, turn back, turn back, turn back.
Fire On High
From the link:
Link (includes option to play song forwards and in reverse to hear lyrics)
Fire On High
"Fire On High" is the opening instrumental track from the 1975 Electric Light Orchestra album Face the Music.
The song was the UK B-side to the band's worldwide hit single Livin' Thing, issued in blue vinyl. It was also later included — in an edited form
minus the backwards vocals — as the flip side of the US hit single Sweet Talkin' Woman in 1978.
The album version contains an opening with a backward message. When the song is played backwards, the message, in a masked heavy voice (performed by
ELO drummer, Bev Bevan), can be heard stating, "The music is reversible but time is not. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back." — ostensibly
Jeff Lynne's shot at backmasking hysteria, after satanic allegations were made against their song "Eldorado" by Fundamentalist Christianity
members. Snippets of "Messiah" by Handel can be heard during the album opening as well.
So it was Jeff Lynne's in-joke at those who claimed backmasking was satanic.
Come on people, ATS is about denying ignorance. Let's give it a try.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to listen to Satanic chants- er, I mean ELO.
[edit on 20-7-2010 by Regensturm]