24 thoughts on “BackMasking Redux”

  1. I’m not seeing the embedded content. Tried Chrome, IE8 (Win 7), FireFox (3.6.6). It does work in Safari (for windows 5.0). Just FYI.

  2. @Rob. Um, definitely not working for Safari 5.0 on Mac here. Dunno why. Oh well. Didn’t work for any others either. Anyways…Haha

    And ok. Stairway to Heaven backwards. Totally would not have caught it without the lyrics backwards. And the 666 part? Yeah, that was totally messed up. I mean, you have to do some weird dubbing on the reverse play in order for it to sound REMOTELY close to 666. Wow…

    1. He used to come to my church every couple of years and put on a series of whatever it was he did. Five nights in a row, IIRC. Is he still alive? Does he still take his program around to churches?

  3. The embedded content takes a while to load. I believe Milner’s site is overloaded.

    Seriously, though, back-masking is very dangerous.

    Once there was this girl I knew but did not particularly like. She hung out with my friends in college, but her boyfriend went to a very IFB school. One day, he sent her a message that a friend of his had figured out how to get his tape recorder to play in reverse and they had discovered that “Hotel California” – one of my favorite songs – was back-masked.

    My roommate and I decided to use his brand new computer to flip the song. It was much harder in those days, but we were pretty geeky. Since it quite obviously is not back-masked, we decided to add in our own words.

    Pretending to be very concerned that her c̶h̶u̶m̶p̶b̶o̶y̶ boyfriend was right, we gave her the tape. Soon enough, she hears: “This is a good song. You will buy this album. You will eat twinkies and drink diet coke until you throw up…” Several other things were said including that my roommate had a cool computer and that she would marry someone from our university.

    Long story short: the girl and I have been married for fourteen years and have two sons. Back-masking is very dangerous.

  4. I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    My wife is helping her folks this weekend, halfway across the country. I played her the Hotel California clip when she called, so SFL has helped make my day better, at least.

  5. Posted by Ron Bean

    And what happens when you play Country and Western music backwards?

    Your dog is resurrected, your truck starts working again, and your wife comes back to you?

    1. Eeewww… nausea in reverse? A migraine? Do you pants fall down around your ankles? Never mind, I don’t want to know!

  6. @ Ron According to Rascal Flatts:

    You get your house back
    You get your dog back
    You get your best friend Jack back
    You get your truck back
    You get your hair back
    Ya get your first and second wives back
    Your front porch swing
    Your pretty little thing
    Your bling bling bling and a diamond ring
    Your get your farm and the barn and the boat and the Harley
    First night in jail with Charlie
    Sounds a little crazy, a little scattered and absurd
    But that’s what you get when you play a country song backwards

  7. LOL!

    It never even occurred to me to reverse that section of Nature Trail To Hell. Weird Al deliberately backmasked in the phrase, “Satan eats Cheese Whiz!”

    Totally made my day.

  8. What I want to know: what happens when you play hip hop backwards?

    Your pants go up, your tattoos disappear, your cap turns around,

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