In the late eighties / early nineties, a man called Pastor Bill Dunn toured churches and schools in Northern Ireland (at the invitation of their respective Christian / Scripture Unions).
He claimed to be a former bass player for Van Morrison and since being born again, was on a mission to save the young of the province from the evils of pop / rock / metal music - and particularly from that presented by 'backwards masking'.
To this end he held a number of public bonfires, where many people actually turned up and burned their entire record collections after being alerted to the horrendous spiritual danger presented therein. It was in the papers and on the radio and TV.
He produced a widely distributed tape.
It is the most unintentionally funny thing I've ever heard, akin to a 30 minute long Chris Morris radio sketch.
I have had it digitised by The Ronster.
It was also hugely ahead of its time, beginning with a mash-up featuring Kyle Minogue, Bros and Venom which would probably get him a residency in a hipster anti-club today.
Here it is:
I attended one of these seminars. My mate got convinced and decided to offload his Guns n' Roses tapes.
Being from Ballymoney however, he didn't like the idea of losing money so instead of burning them, he sold them second hand to other people in the school. Kinda defeated the purpose a tad...
"This is nat tap of the paps".
More like, the tap of the tip.
I like: "of course one of the baggest bands in 1970 was A Led Zeppelin"
Someone stole my copy of Pop Goes the Gospel...
I did find a site recently that was basically a modern version of this, detailing all the hidden satanic stuff in Lady Gaga, but also stretching into the illuminati and masonic messages, but I've lost it.
To make up for it, let me present:
http://www.capalert.com/capreports/ Movie reviews
Picking a review at random
One of the first scenes of Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is of a vulgar counterfeiting of one of the most beautiful events of human life - childbirth - of Lloyd Christmas
Let me speak to the subtitle for a moment. "When Harry Met Lloyd." That is obviously a hint to the love story of "When Harry Met Sally" and may be the only sense to the whole show. In "When Harry Met Sally" Harry and Sally fall in love after finding many things common with each other. The same idea is used in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd but using Harry and Lloyd instead of Harry and Sally. While there may be homosexual implications in that, I found none clear enough to declare.
Both the Impudence/Hate (I) and the Sex/Homosexuality (S) investigation areas earned a score of zero. Not because of any particularly bold examples of sexual immorality or vulgar language, but because of s-o-o-o many examples of each, all crammed into 83 minutes. There were 29 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary (once by a teen), plus 15 uses of God's name in vain but each without the four letter expletive Sexual immorality appeared mostly as behavior such as female anatomy ghosting through thin clothing then rude comments made about it, teens making out in class, boys peeping in the girls locker room, sex games and offers in the principal's office and tons of innuendo. The most bold of the issues of sexual immorality was the showing of full male nudity (Lloyd) with the genitals hidden by convenience objects
(I've removed the bibical references which aim to show why things like fart jokes are immoral etc.)
Have fun, I'm sure you'll find much to joke about in there...
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There you go. It's actually 60 mins of soul-saving greatness!
"Mike Jagger". Priceless, as is the 'scientific' explanation of how backmasking works at the start of it. It really is the most tremendous craic.
And where is this Pastor now? In jail for child abuse?
CAPAlert is hilarious. My favourite is their review of Pixar's "Up". Unable to find anything properly offensive, they decide that the mountains in the background look a bit too much like cocks.
Backwards records, the spawn of the devil.
Thats fab and it never ceases to amaze me how many god fearing folk will sit at a turntable playing records backwards in a vain attempt to prove a point... Wonderful.
Thank you T Ents and Ron, that has made a gloomy monday morning rather enjoyable.
Wait a minute.
I've just clicked through to CAP alert.
Someone has sat down and watched 1307 movies to be offended and score it...?
I remember that guy from back in the day. This is unintentionally the best thing ever.
Anyways, we didn't get this in Methody,
we instead had a creationist come and give us a lecture about how everything we were learning in science was wrong and nonsense and anyways how did we know dinosaurs didn't live with humans?? WERE WE THERE???
and this other "Christian Rock" guy who had his own lighting rig and MIDI backing and ROCKED out for JESUS for us. It was hell.
My "raptual activating system" has been malfunctioning for quite some time, hence my recent purchase of albums by Hawkwind and Danzig.
oh my god cap alert is amazing! thank you for showing me this!
I had wquite a few friends lose many precious vinyl items.
I'm loving this CAP thing
101 Dalmatians (1996) was an attempt of Disney to revive the original classic using real life actors rather than animation. Somewhat true to the original movie, 101 Dalmatians (1996) contained, as to be expected, more unacceptable material than the original version. I have not analyzed the original movie so I cannot give you a numeric comparison, but trust me, there was more unacceptable material in the 1996 version than the original version. The fantasy of the original movie was lost and inherently came strong counterproductive influence on the impressionable. Detachment from the warmth, excitement, and humor of the original movie resulted.
Loving the research work there.
How can that CAP thing be more in favour of Start Trek IV: The Voyage Home, than Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan?
On Babette's Feast:
With a final score of 90 out of 100 it would seem this film is as content-tame as a litter of six newborn cuddly kittens (figuratively one for each of the six CAP investigation areas W, I, S, D, O, M). Be careful of impressions based solely on the final score. If the final score is less than one hundred, something is in the content that should warrant your moral scrutiny before watching the film.
I tried to listen to this. I had to stop. His voice... The way he would stop. In the. Middle. Of sentences.
You mean 'Stap.'
I love the whole subject of the tape is the subliminal and he can't pronounce it right.
Also I didn't know Ozzy had an album called 'Buzzard of Oz'.
Even the Christian rock bands are in on it! Jerusalem, your own kind, say it ain't so!
What a fuckin prick. So a death metal band, in backwards singing, actually turn out to be saying "I'm gonna burn your soul", big fucking deal, there's no need to bring queen into it.
But actually the worst thing about that is your man's fucking stupid fucking accent. Why is it that only fundamentalist christians have that riddiculous fucking belfast/american accent with bad locution.
"Surely, it must be the kingdom of Gad"
"James Steinman, also known as "meat loaf""
The prince thing I thought was quite freaky though. It's fair enough to take backward tracks and reverse them to find out what they're saying, and prince is actually saying "dost thou know the lord is returning, hahaha". That's a bit mad. Prick though, it actually made me angry listening to that dickhead's stupid voice
At our school, the good Pastor participated in a debate on freedom of expression versus burning records and books. Of course the Scripture Union descended en masse and voted in his favour - they only turned up at debates when the integrity of their message was being boldly questioned.
The best bit was that, as chairman of the Debating Society, I'd made a poster advertising the event with a picture from the paper of Bill beside a huge mound of records set for the torch.
It was used as a backdrop for the debate. A bold boy (or feasibly girl) drew an enormous comedy penis on his face just before it began. Pastor Dunn began his presentation by walking over to the picture, turning to the crowd and observing: "Oh dear, I see someone has given me a big nose."
Cue a wave of spluttering from the great unwashed and a lot of tutting from the christians.
Haha, he also thinks that Led Zeppelin were crafty enough to do their back-tracking with a Belfast accent so that Methody boys could listen to it
"the Lord turns me aff it" and "there's no escapein it" (that was my attempt at phonetically spelling "escaping" in a Belfast accent - escaping, just imagine I'm saying it)
I was in a Christian rock band in the 80's and am proud to say our album was burnt beside ac/dc and ozzy lol... good times lol... Mr Dunn is now touring the country trying to get people to buy his cds... he recorded an album with Roy Rainey back in the day which was called 'He'll See Me Through' I kid u not but the apostraphe was missing and it read 'HELL see me through' much merriment was had lol
Hahahaha, people like that are only doing satan's work, I'm telling ye. the wee freak
I'd like to hear him doing "Yes! I am a Long Way from Home".
"I was in a Christian rock band in the 80's"
Oooh! Who was it? Noah's Ark? Crusader?
This is brilliant!
Someone foolishly lent me there Ipod there and I had the idea of writing some code to add my own backmasking to their awful music collection...
T Entertainment it was Noahs Ark the most ridiculous but fun band lol
I first met John Gallagher when he smashed my nose to a bloody pulp moshing at one of your gig's in the YMCA in, oh, 1990?
We have been firm friends ever since :;
White metal gigs were the only ones we could get into aged 16 (I looked 12).
T Entertainment wrote:
White metal gigs were the only ones we could get into aged 16 (I looked 12).