Backmasking by DixonD

Champion(s):

Tortoise
Slow and Steady


Runner(s)-Up:

SorensonG


Quiz Description

A gimmick used by many recording artists is "backmasking", in which part of the recording is played backwards for aesthetic or humorous reasons. Each audio clip plays the musical excerpt twice, first forwards (ie. "backwards"), then backwards (ie. "forwards").

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Questions:

The first time The Beatles used backwards tapes was on this song (with an obvious title). It does not appear on any of their studio albums, but rather was released as the B-side to what 1966 single?

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Paperback Writer ("Rain" is the song in the clip)

This special message from His Purpleness appears at the end of side A on Purple Rain, at the end of what song (which partly inspired the formation of the Parents Music Resource Center)?

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Darling Nikki

This section of the short track "Hot Poop" incorporates a part of another track, "Mother People," that appears later on the same album. Name the group (or its leader).

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The Mothers of Invention or Frank Zappa (We're Only In It For The Money)

Name the producer who liked backmasking so much, he worked it into this 2002 Missy Elliott hit.

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Tim "Timbaland" Mosley ("Work It")

This brief excerpt, which pokes fun at the "Satanic panic" of the early 1980s, comes from what song, the final track on "Weird Al" Yankovic's album In 3D?

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Nature Trail to Hell

Name this band, a 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, that used backmasking many times, such as this track ("Fire on High" from Face the Music) and especially the album Secret Messages.

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Electric Light Orchestra or ELO

This track, "Cha Ching," has the backwards lyric "There is no anagram"-- a reference to what band's story about the origin of the band's name being an anagram of a secret phrase (which might be "God Is In A Manger," "Adorning Images," or a million other possibilities).

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Imagine Dragons

This excerpt comes from what 1979 album which has sold an estimated 32 million copies, and presumably has ruined nearly as many phonograph needles due to fans trying to make out the "secret message"?

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The Wall (by Pink Floyd, "Empty Spaces")

Speaking of secret messages, this one comes at the end of "Everybody Rise" on what rap duo's album The Amazing Jeckel Brothers?

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Insane Clown Posse

"She's worried about you, call your mother" is the backwards message in what band's song, "Michael," from their self-titled debut album?

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Franz Ferdinand

Name this one-hit-wonder band, whose name is probably the most profane thing Casey Kasem ever uttered (on air, anyway).

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Butthole Surfers ("Pepper")

Finally, what lead singer admonished the listener in this clip from the 1986 song, "Detour Through Your Mind"?

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Fred Schneider (of the B-52s)