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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:13 pm 
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I just had the idea- and now I'm listening to Absolutely Free starting with America Drinks & Goes Home, and thus, I will be ending with Plastic People. Of course, the suites will sound pretty odd, considering they have no pauses at the end.<br><br>I like trying new things, but it feels so wrong for some reason.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:19 pm 
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NO ! I must stop ! I have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to ruin the magic !

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:34 pm 
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When I first saw this post, I thought you meant you were gonna listen to your albums backwards (to see if there was any backwards masking in them). I wonder what would happen if someone did that. Maybe they'd find some pro-religious, pro-Republican subliminal messages.  ;D You can hear the subliminal messages really clearly if you listen to "Ya Hozna" or the end of "Hot Poop" backwards. It's almost like someone recorded them forwards, flipped them around, and actually put them on the record that way...  :o  :o :o ;D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 9:36 pm 
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 This is weird shit Seb;<br>                                   Why do people with power seem to side on that of th Devil himself?<br> It's pretty fukked..<br> <br>It tends to be an ongoing thread amongst powermongers and the people who have too much coontrol in our lives..........

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:56 pm 
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That backmasking site is weird-o-rama. Why is everything backwards about Satan? They can't even spell Led Zeppelin correcly and they mess up the FORWARDS words to Stairway To Heaven--how can you take a site like that seriously?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 1:00 am 
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i think if you've already reached the stage that you are listening to records backwards to decipher satanic hidden messages then you'll be willing to take most things seriously even odd websites with crude spelling mistakes

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ON "Ya Hozna", the backwards vocals are in fact the vocals of 'Sofa n°2', from the "One size fits all" album.<br>The Moon samples are from the recording session of "Valley girl" (my guess).<br><br><br>Cheers.<br><br>


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:09 am 
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you know you're a zappafreak if you try reversing the reverse bits on a reverse zappa track....<br><br>[sub]Image[/sub]re: mother people....However, the cut lines were on the record, backwards, at the end of side one, in a track called "Hot Poop", but if you reverse the reversed version back and listen to it, you'll find that even there, the word "fuckin'" has been edited out....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:00 pm 
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Years ago I read two or three bookls about this "evil business" called backward-recordings. They all were very stupid and written by conservative and religiuosly blinded MEN. They really try to damn ALL rock n roll songs and bands, because they found obscure messages, which they think they can make young folks follow satan. They call that psychology or so. really funny. As we all know, there IS NO SATAN. But, if people believe in such a dualism of good and evil spirits (god/satan), they will probably be likely to take that shit seriously. The most stupid thing I ever heard was: the true meaning of AC/CD is: AntiChrist/DeathChrist -  ;D ;D ;D Bon Scott was the Anti-Chtist, huh? Right on, he went on the Highway to Hell! There you go.  

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there's agood interview with zappa from 1985 on this site regarding pornography and song lyrics it's excellent quality http://mywebpages.comcast.net/umrk/ happy listening

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Well, I have tried to record hot poop into wav and then play it backward.<br><br>I have forgot the liner notes but they go a bit like this:<br>Better look around before you say you don't care<br>Shut your f*** mouth about the length of my hair<br>How would you survive<br>If you were alive<br>Shitty little person? <br><br><br> -/dr_grogg<br><br>

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:32 pm 
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?.... On my copy of Money the F-ing word is audible when played backways.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:00 pm 
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Sebastiaan wrote:
apparently someone made a study of it:
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"Ya Hozna"
Frank Zappa, THEM OR US

"Ya Hozna," a six-minute composition on the first record of the THEM OR US double album, is ENTIRELY backward. The albums' inner cover, which includes lyrics for the other songs, says, "backwards vocal -- you figure it out" of this cut. It credits Frank and Moon Zappa, George Duke, and Napoleon Murphy Brock as vocalists. Played forward, "Ya Howza" sounds like a record played backward -- reasonably so. The vocals are prominent and unintelligible. Moon Zappa's voice is curiously recognizable, even in reverse. It is hard to tell whether the music was recorded forward or backward. When "Ya Howza" is played in reverse, you discover that the music is virtually a palindrome -- it sounds about the same forward and backward. The voices are all backward. In some cases they have been modified electronically. Many of the words are muffled. Even after repeated careful listening on both stereo tracks, it is difficult to make out many of the lyrics. It doesn't help that some of the words seem to be stream-of-consciousness nonsense. Some of the unintelligible stuff sounds like opera. Starting at the beginning of the reversed tape -- the end of the forward tape -- the clearer vocals go like this: "I am the heaven, I am the water." This is in a hymnlike register. "You are a lonely little girl./ But your mommy and your daddy hold you." A singsong synthesizer voice. The most interesting part of the lyrics is an intermittently orgasmic rap in Moon Zappa's Valley Girl voice. There are three short monologues: I'm like green! I'm like squat! I'm like soul! Repeat, like soul! I'm like pull, push, Okay, like slow, slow. You're never too old Like slow, like slow, like slow Okay, I like it. All right, faster, faster, Go, do it, do it twice, Yeah, that feels good, I'm looking great, Yeah, fer shure! Like, no way!


Actually, what Moon said was:
I'm like reach
I'm like squat
I'm like roll
Repeat
Like roll over
Like thrust
Okay, like pull
Like push
I'm like . . .
Okay, like . . . blow
I'm blow
You're never too old
Like blow
I'm like blow
I'm like blow
Okay, like . . .
Hey, alright, faster, faster
Go, do it, do it, right, YEAAH
I'm feelin' good
'N I'm lookin' great
Yeah, fer sure
Like NO WAY


These same excerpts were also on the version of "Drafted Again" from the Thing-Fish Demos.

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