My Sweet Satan

Submitted by: buddy 13 years ago in Weird
http://www2.memlane.com/jmilner/stairwaybackwards.htm

Listen to the part of Stairway to Heaven that talks about ""My Sweet Satan"" when played backwards.
There are 31 comments:
Male 2
The link at the top of this page goes to my old site. The backmasking page is now located at http://jeffmilner.com/backmasking.htm
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Female 3
If you read the lyrics, you`re going to hear the "satanic message" whether or not it`s there. If you don`t read the reverse lyrics, you`re not going to hear much of a message at all.
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Male 237
that "My Name Is..." on the new page sounds like it was done on purpose!!

but I really can`t hear "I love Satan" in the Pokérap!

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Female 336
There are so many songs that have these kind of messages when played reversed. It is cool but at the same time, kind of creepy. I made an audio track once and when I when I played ir backwards there was a part that clearly said "Shmort fell off the ice"....it was strange
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Female 392
why am i getting so creeped out by this? WTF Im like scared to play it. I`m a moron.
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Female 252
hahahahahahahahahaha
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Female 492
But it is freaky... I`d never heard it before.
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Female 492
But does anyone really believe this? Robert Plant wrote the song in about half an hour, so I doubt he really planned those "messages."
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Male 9
thats awsome!
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Male 449
The 666 really doesn`t sound like 666 at all.

I can hear my sweet satan but only because that`s what I am told to hear... It hardly sounds like it.

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Female 452
A lot of the reason you can hear Satan so well is because when the sounds are out of context the easiest one to recognize is S. The only other major sound in Satan is actually a glottal stop, not a t, which is easy to interpret the pauses/softer parts as, and the n can be implied. It just goes to show how arbitrary most of langauge is anyway, when we can regonize something forwards but not backawards.

For instance, the part about "666" in the backwards version is "it`s just a spr.." in the forwards version. The only thing that we can still here are the three S`s which become implied 6`s. Without context, langauge doesn`t exist. The sounds aren`t real.

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Male 42
Yeah, I`m sure if I didn`t look at the lyrics given I wouldn`t have heard those words.

I guess there`s a possibility that Plant got together with some studio grunt to talk about how to incorporate backwards stuff into music and wrote accordingly, but the amount of work to do that would be tremendous, as rufio pointed out.

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Female 452
It took someone a lot of work to make themselves hear this. Just imagine how much work it would have taken Led Zeppelen to work out how to make it sound just right going backwards. It would have been impossible.
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Male 1,407
of course its coincidence. i mean i bet you could interpret those reversed sounds to mean any range of different words, its just much cooler when you interpret it as satanic.
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Female 15
i went and got my dad`s cd... yes, it works. ditto what stylee said...
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Male 42
Odd.
Maybe coincidence, maybe Zeppelin was playing a joke on everybody.
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Female 35
Ahh scary. I reversed it on sound recorder because I didn`t believe it.
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Female 216
I could only make out satan, it was a little hard to understand.
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Male 309
Not very impressive, but I`m able to discern some words.
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Female 452
Holy poo, that is it. Wow.
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Female 452
Really? I`ll see what I can manage...
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Male 10,115
Any sound editing program will do it.
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Female 452
How? I don`t have anything that plays sound files backwards, since I`m not a superstitious freak looking for devil music.
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Male 10,115
You can reverse it yourself. It`s really how it sounds backwards.
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Female 452
That doesn`t make sense though. I mean, the backwards part ends with a glottal stop and an n, and the beginning of the forwards part doesn`t have anything like that.
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Male 10,115
Rufio, that really is that part of the song backwards, it`s not edited or anything. Like I said, I did this years ago and it`s accurate.
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Female 452
Plus, I can`t see how that`s actually that part of the song backwards.
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Female 452
Ok, that`s a little stretching it.
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Male 1,407
yeah i`ve heard of this..one of those modern legends. it would be much cooler if it was true, i mean do you realize how hard it would be to write a song that plays both ways?
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Female 6
Woah! That`s CRAZY! That like... contradicts the whole song in the first place.
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Male 10,115
Link: My Sweet Satan [Rate Link] - Listen to the part of Stairway to Heaven that talks about ``My Sweet Satan`` when played backwards.

I remember doing this on my 4-track back in college.

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