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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:46 pm 
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Seriously, someone here commented that his brother wrote in his book one day Frank came back and said something to that effect. Was he serious or just mocking his brother? Who was the first Rock band to use the cornuto hand sign?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:04 pm 
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It surely wasn't Gene!

Ronnie James Dio's take - https://youtu.be/TP9_i41y_HE


Gene Simmons - https://youtu.be/sOt_lUvQgXs

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:17 pm 
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coevad wrote:
It surely wasn't Gene!

Ronnie James Dio's take - https://youtu.be/TP9_i41y_HE


Gene Simmons - https://youtu.be/sOt_lUvQgXs

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The 1969 back album cover for Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls on Mercury Records by Chicago-based psychedelic-occult rock band Coven, led by singer Jinx Dawson, pictured Coven band members giving the "sign of the horns" correctly[citation needed] and included a Black Mass poster showing members at a ritual making the sign. Starting in early 1968, Coven concerts always began and ended with Dawson giving the sign on stage. This began the common use in heavy metal music.

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Never heard of them...

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He was probably talking about Warner Brothers.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:14 pm 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
coevad wrote:
It surely wasn't Gene!

Ronnie James Dio's take - https://youtu.be/TP9_i41y_HE


Gene Simmons - https://youtu.be/sOt_lUvQgXs

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The 1969 back album cover for Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls on Mercury Records by Chicago-based psychedelic-occult rock band Coven, led by singer Jinx Dawson, pictured Coven band members giving the "sign of the horns" correctly[citation needed] and included a Black Mass poster showing members at a ritual making the sign. Starting in early 1968, Coven concerts always began and ended with Dawson giving the sign on stage. This began the common use in heavy metal music.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_of_the_horns

Never heard of them...

Coven is referenced in 200 Motels (in the animated sequence with Jeff) and also in Billy the Mountain (Coven -Witchcraft!). There's a really old thread talking about this if somebody wants to dig it up.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:09 am 
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It's not really worth digging up.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:11 am 
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i actually clicked on that.
i blame you guys.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:54 am 
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So this Conven guys pretty much started this whole satanic rock link?

Also, from the same wiki entry above:
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Frank Zappa can be seen jokingly making the gesture in the 1979 film Baby Snakes in response to the audience, commenting, "That's right, spindle twice."

Can anyone help me pinpoint the exact or approximate year his brother Bob Zappa was referring to?

Also, is it reasonable to assume Frank used the cornuto sign before it was mainstream popular (i.e. Dio, Gene, heavy metal)?

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