There was once a time when record players were the preferred medium of playing music, but the introduction of the compact disc sent many a turntable to the dusty corner of the attic. The switch to CD players put such fads as playing music backward out of style. As a result, the search for hidden messages was all but impossible without a record player....until now.
The art of backmasking is defined as "a supposed subliminal message hidden in an audio recording that is only fully apparent when played backwards." Many of these subliminal messages were rumored to be satanic, in nature. We know, of course, that the common CD player does not have the ability to play tracks backward. However, current computer software is now available to do such a task.
Jeff Milner, a Canadian college student, hosts a website that allows visitors to play the hidden messages of songs from popular artists like Queen, the Beatles, the Eagles, and Britney Spears. The site offers interpretations of the messages, but one should feel free to draw other conclusions.
My personal favorite is the backmasking of the Beatles' "I'm So Tired," from the White Album. The part of the song, if played normally, is incipherable nonsense. When played backward, the interpreted message sounds like: "Paul is a dead man. Miss him, miss him, miss him."
To check out the website, click here.