Originally Posted by Deb25
Who can forget, "Paul is dead. Paul is dead."? And all the supposed 'clues' on the Abbey Road album? The biggest joke is that McCartney has a good shot at being the LAST surviving Beatle.
Yes â€œAbby Roadâ€ had little "clues" but it was actually it was the "Sergeant Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band" that had most of the clues and blew the whole thing open wide (and made some people to this day a firm believer), there were many other albums that this "appeared' in. And on that, it was more then back masking, being pictures on the albums, lyrics that were in songs on many of the albums starting with The Butcher Album aka The Beatles Yesterday and Today. It was so bad that that Paul had to go on the cover of Life magazine and said he was still alive (think it was "I'm alive!") But with the pictures in the album with Paul turned around and there was some thing in front of the band that if you looked closely or had good imagination, it said 'Paul' with many other â€œcluesâ€ (the 3 sticks, Paulâ€™s pic looked like a cardboard cut out, the car on the dolls lap that looked exactly like Paulâ€™s car which he alleged to died in, etc etc etc) There are actually accusations that Paul is really dead and a look alike (William Campbell) really did take his place, even to this day. Iâ€™m not kidding either! Just take a look on yahoo and follow the links. Itâ€™s amazing what people come up with. For a excellent website on this subject go here:http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3674/pid.html
But if I remember correctly, back masking as a whole goes back to the 50â€™s. One of my favorites though, that I like hearing, is that if you play Pink Floyds â€œDark Side of the Moonâ€ with the Wizard of Oz, it supposed to start and end at the same time. Tried it once, never worked. Okay its not back masking, but its one of those legends or stories you hear about. And working in the music industry, you hear a lot about the old stuff. One other thing, I never heard about Metallica being blamed for back masking (I could be wrong though), but I do remember that Judas Priest was sued for a teenagers suicide. I don't remember the story behind it, but I know they were cleared and the suit should have never been brought to court.
Okay I just opened a can of worms on this subject...