OMG! How many needles did we ruin when we were kids trying to hear the subliminal messages hidden in our favorite rock songs?

Back in the 1970s and 1980s some of us of a certain age would find the spot in the song that one of our buddy had shown us where to stop the record.

Then we would place our index finger near on the label and turn the disc in the other direction. Our parents were likely aghast that we had unleashed a communication from Satan himself.

Well, we thought it would be wicked fun to revisit 4 classic songs that you may or may not have scratched the hell out of, back in the day.

First up is the bass-driven 1980 dance-jam by Queen, Another One Bites the Dust  1980.

Apparently when Freddie repeatedly sings  Another One Bites the Dust, if you turn the record in the other direction you'll hear,

"It's fun to smoke marijuana."


Now let's put Snowblind from the 1981 Styx album, Paradise Theatre in reverse. When James Young sings "I try so hard to make it so."

If you you spin it backwards, it (kinda) comes out,

"Satan moves through our voices."


Now let's go with a band that obviously did this intentionally. The band is The Electric Light Orchestra and the song is Fire On High from the 1975 album, Face the Music.

If you grew up in Maine, you are probably very familiar with this song. It's the one that has played forever on that wild ride at Funtown USA in Saco, Maine called the Astrosphere.

If you roll it back, you'll get this tongue-in-cheek response from Jeff Lynne to all the crazy kids playing their records backwards.

"The music is reversible. Time is not. Turn back, turn back, turn back."

And of course last but not least, here's the one that we all rolled back the other way over and over again! Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven.

We'll hear Robert Plant sing "Yes there are two paths you can go by but in the long run" and so forth. Then when it is played  backwards we evidently get the message,

"Here's to my sweet Satan."  and some more references from below. 

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