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Date: 02/15/04 04:38 PM

31 Responses to My Sweet Satan

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2004 at 4:38 pm
    Link: My Sweet Satan - 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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    model7299 Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2004 at 6:49 pm
    Woah! That`s CRAZY! That like... contradicts the whole song in the first place.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2004 at 7:56 pm
    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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    rufio Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2004 at 8:58 pm
    Ok, that`s a little stretching it.
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    rufio Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2004 at 9:00 pm
    Plus, I can`t see how that`s actually that part of the song backwards.
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2004 at 10:08 pm
    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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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    February 15, 2004 at 10:50 pm
    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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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2004 at 10:53 pm
    You can reverse it yourself. It`s really how it sounds backwards.
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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    February 15, 2004 at 10:55 pm
    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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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    February 15, 2004 at 10:55 pm
    Any sound editing program will do it.
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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    February 15, 2004 at 10:58 pm
    Really? I`ll see what I can manage...
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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    February 15, 2004 at 11:02 pm
    Holy poo, that is it. Wow.
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    Sal1981 Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2004 at 5:36 am
    Not very impressive, but I`m able to discern some words.
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    snl_rox Female 13-17
    216 posts
    February 16, 2004 at 6:14 am
    I could only make out satan, it was a little hard to understand.
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    crackedsmile Female 13-17
    35 posts
    February 16, 2004 at 6:19 am
    Ahh scary. I reversed it on sound recorder because I didn`t believe it.
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    stylee Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2004 at 8:07 am
    Odd.
    Maybe coincidence, maybe Zeppelin was playing a joke on everybody.
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    evil_yuffie Female 13-17
    15 posts
    February 16, 2004 at 9:19 am
    i went and got my dad`s cd... yes, it works. ditto what stylee said...
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    February 16, 2004 at 9:35 am
    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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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    February 16, 2004 at 9:49 am
    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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    stylee Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2004 at 10:18 am
    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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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    February 16, 2004 at 10:23 am
    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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    Electric Male 18-29
    449 posts
    February 17, 2004 at 12:43 pm
    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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    shnittehead Male 18-29
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    February 21, 2004 at 7:06 pm
    thats awsome!
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    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    February 22, 2004 at 8:22 pm
    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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    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    February 22, 2004 at 8:24 pm
    But it is freaky... I`d never heard it before.
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    snoringwalru Female 18-29
    252 posts
    February 23, 2004 at 9:41 pm
    hahahahahahahahahaha
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    molls9486 Female 18-29
    392 posts
    February 23, 2004 at 10:21 pm
    why am i getting so creeped out by this? WTF Im like scared to play it. I`m a moron.
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    TMLkicks89 Female 13-17
    336 posts
    May 14, 2004 at 4:53 pm
    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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    Koenvb Male 13-17
    237 posts
    August 12, 2004 at 11:48 pm
    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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    Gamer Brat Female 13-17
    3 posts
    January 9, 2005 at 4:55 am
    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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    jeffmilner Male 18-29
    2 posts
    March 18, 2005 at 12:57 pm
    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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