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What is backmasking?

Backward masking, also known as backmasking, was a moral panic promoted by a number of Christian evangelists during the early 1980s. Its most notable promoters included Jacob Aranza, the author of books such as Backward Masking Unmasked; Gary Greenwald; the Peters Brothers, who held antirock "crusades"; and Paul Crouch's Trinity Broadcasting Network. Allegedly, several rock songs had messages that could be heard if the record was played backwards, glorifying Satan, drug abuse, or the occult. The scare was part of the Satanic Panic. Read more...

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