I’m sure some of you have heard about the supposed backmasked Satanic messages in Stairway to Heaven’s lyrics. Backmasking is a recording technique in which a message or sound is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward. It can be traced all the way back to Thomas Edison who invented the phonograph in 1877. Edison thought that music in reverse sounded very interesting and made note of it.
Stairway to Heaven allegedly has an ominous message hidden in the following passage:
‘If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now, it’s just a spring clean for the May Queen.
Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.’
When played in reverse this is what can supposedly be heard by some…
‘Oh here’s to my sweet Satan. The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan. He will give those with him 666. There was a tool shed where he made us suffer, sad Satan.’