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Real Backwards Messages in Music

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posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 12:19 AM
I got to thinking about "backward messages" in popular music tonight, some believe in them and some don't.

While I have yet to hear anything quite as cool as the clasic "Paul is dead"; humorously, the first and only backwards message I have heard was in the song Darling Nikki, by Prince, and off the Purple Rain cassette tape

For those curious, it says:

How are you
I'm fine
Cuz I know that the lord is coming

, (I only laugh because of the irony of the source and message within, compared to the usual stigma attached with the idea of what a backwards message "should be")

So does anyone know of any others that are more than just garble?

[edit on 12/23/05 by redmage]

posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 10:22 AM
Roger Waters' Perfect Sense, Part I contains a backwards message in the introduction. It, however, requires a bit of introduction. He wanted the song to begin with the audio of HAL dying from 2001, A Space Odyssey... but Stanley Kubrick wouldn't give him the rights to use it. So he put this message in its place:

"Julia, however, in the light and visions of the issues of Stanley, we have changed our minds. We have decided to include a backward message, Stanley, for you and all the other book partners."

posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:00 AM

Interesting, I certainly havn't heard of that one before.

A good friend of mine has all of Waters' solo work so I'll definately have to check that out.

Thanks for the background too.

I'm a Kubrick fan so it doubles my interest.

posted on Jan, 19 2006 @ 03:13 PM
pull out "Purple Rain" again and listen to Baby I'm a Star. Beginning and end of the song what sounds like gibberish in the background....try it backwards.

[edit on 19-1-2006 by vtuniversal]

posted on Jan, 19 2006 @ 06:58 PM

Originally posted by vtuniversal
pull out "Purple Rain" again and listen to Baby I'm a Star.

Now that ya mention it, I'd like to.

Alas, I don't own it. The copy on which I heard Darling Nikki was a casette that was owned by my cousin.

Feel free to add what it says though, if you own it personally.

[edit on 1/19/06 by redmage]

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