Monday, April 1, 2019

Singing For Satan---Part 21

This week I continue my once-per-month series of posts regarding an informal study I undertook in the early 1990s regarding rock and pop music. The purpose of my study (and the background to it) can be read in the first installment of August 7, 2017. If you have not read that post, I strongly encourage you to do so before reading this installment. I will only repeat here the seven (7) evil elements that pervade today's music:

1. Violence/Murder/Suicide
2. Nihilism/Despair
3. Drug and alcohol glorification
4. Adultery/ Fornication and sexual perversion
5. The occult
6. Rebellion against lawful superiors
7. Blasphemy against God, Jesus Christ in particular, and the Church

 The exposing of the bands/artists continues.

Pink Floyd
An English rock group formed in 1965, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential groups in contemporary music. Their "concept albums" with long songs, and psychedelic light shows in concert, made them superstars.  The band members consisted of Syd Barrett (d. 2006) on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason (b. 1944) on drums, Roger Waters (b. 1943) on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright (d. 2008) on keyboards and vocals. In 1967, guitarist and songwriter David Gilmour (b. 1946) joined. The group was founded when Mason and Waters met as architecture students at London Polytechnic. They shared a love of music and brought the others into the band, where they played in London's "underground music" venues. 

They were discovered and signed to EMI Records in 1967. The band derives its moniker from combining the names of two blues musicians,  Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, who were the favorite musicians of Barrett. Their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, was deemed psychedelic rock, a term used to represent music that centered around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs, especially LSD. Pink Floyd were pioneers of this depraved music, the purpose of which is to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences from being high on hallucinogenics. Their "concept albums"(i.e., an album in which its songs hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually) The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), and The Wall (1979), remain two of the best selling albums of all time. Pink Floyd has sold over 250 million albums to date. In 1996, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Pink Floyd: A Hatred of God
The two members who were the driving force behind Pink Floyd were Roger Waters and David Gilmour, both of whom are militant atheists. Gilmour, who has a successful solo career apart from Pink Floyd, put out an album featuring a song entitled This Heaven, which shows Gilmour's atheism. He told The Telegraph, "There is an element of contended resignation in that song. It extols the virtues of living in the moment and accepting your mortality. Perhaps the closest I will get to immortality will be through The Dark Side of the Moon. I think that record will go on being played for a while yet." (See https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/3652743/Still-on-the-dark-side.html)

The lyrics tell us:
I've felt the power in a holy place
And wished for comfort when in need
Now I'm here in a state of grace
This earthly heaven is enough for me (Emphasis mine)

Roger Waters (b. George Roger Waters) was raised in a practicing Anglican household. His father was a Anglican pacifist turned Communist. He renounced pacifism to join the British army in their fight against the Nazis. He died in World War II when Waters was an infant. Roger Waters was raised by his mother, and he soon turned against his Protestant upbringing, describing himself as a "radical atheist." Waters also enjoyed a successful solo career, and his blasphemous song What God Wants--Part 1" teems with his abhorrence of God, blaming the Creator for "wanting" various evils:

What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets
The kid in the corner looked at the priest
And fingered his pale blue Japanese guitar
The priest said
God wants goodness
God wants light
God wants mayhem
God wants a clean fight
What God wants God gets
Don't look so surprised
It's only dogma
The alien prophet cried
The beetle and the springbok
Took the Bible from its hook
The monkey in the corner
Wrote the lesson in his book
What God wants God gets God help us all
God wants peace
God wants war
God wants famine
God wants chain stores
What God wants God gets
God wants sedition
God wants sex
God wants freedom
God wants Semtex
What God wants God gets
Don't look so afraid
I'm only joking
The alien comic lied
The jackass and hyena
Took the feather from its hook
The monkey in the corner
Wrote the joke down in his book
What God wants God gets
God wants boarders
God wants crack
God wants rainfall
God wants wetbacks
What God wants God gets
God wants voodoo
God wants shrines
God wants law
God wants organised crime
God wants crusade
God wants jihad
God wants good
God wants bad
What God wants God gets

With Pink Floyd, Gilmour and Waters collaborated on the song Sheep, from the 1977 album Animals. The song is a sacrilegious twisting of the 23rd Psalm:

Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away;
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.
You better watch out,
There may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan, and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.

What do you get for pretending the danger's not real.
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel.
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes.
Now things are really what they seem.
No, this is no bad dream.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by.
With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
He converteth me to lamb cutlets,
For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.
When cometh the day we lowly ones,
Through quiet reflection, and great dedication
Master the art of karate,
Lo, we shall rise up,
And then we'll make the bugger's eyes water.

Bleating and babbling I fell on his neck with a scream.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers 
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead!
You better stay home
And do as you're told.
Get out of the road if you want to grow old.(Emphasis mine).

In this song God is portrayed as a ruthless killer who butchers his sheep (members of His Church) into "lamb cutlets." Pink Floyd dares to call God a "bugger"--street slang in the 1970s for a sodomite! They counsel people to "rise up" against God, just as Satan did. The song Stop contains backward masking. Played forward it says one thing, and played backwards it says something else. When the song is played backwards, you can clearly hear them sing; "Worship Him no more." There is actually a short audio on YouTube where you can hear it for itself, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-mLku7amWA. 

Crazy Concepts and Demonic Doorways through Drugs

Pink Floyd's 1973 concept album The Dark Side of the Moon is about insanity. You'd need to be insane to listen to this garbage. However, it packs a dark message as well. Despite the heavy drug references, Gilmour claims he only had a "brief" cocaine addiction, while Waters told the despicable Howard Stern in an interview that he smoked marijuana every day for five years, but only used LSD twice. If anyone actually believes that I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn real cheap. Many atheists, in their vain attempt to fill the spiritual void, turn to drugs, which can open doorways to the demonic. That's why pagan witch-doctors get high on hallucinogens when praying to their false gods (demons). 

Could there have been evil at work in producing that album in addition to it being anti-God and pro-drug use? Yes. The Dark Side of the Rainbow is a term used to show how the album can be paired with the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. According to several sources (and my personal experience of seeing it in part), the prism of the album's cover reflects the movie's transition from black-and-white Kansas to Technicolor Oz; further examples of pairing include music changes at dramatic moments, such as the tornado near the start of the movie aligning with the screaming section of  the song The Great Gig in the Sky, and thematic alignments, such as the scarecrow dance during  the tune Brain Damage. (See https://web.archive.org/web/20060709203835/http://www.pinkfloydfan.net/t1489-the-dark-side-of-rainbow.html).

The members of Pink Floyd have constantly denied the idea the album was made to sync with The Wizard of Oz. Then again, they deny having "a real drug problem," so how much credence do you really want to give them? Of interest, is that The Wizard of Oz was the first time witches were portrayed as both evil and "good." It is now commonplace to see witches (Wiccans) as "good" even as the Bible and the teaching of the Church clearly and unambiguously condemn it. TV shows and movies such as Bewitched, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Craft, Practical Magic, and Charmed all seek to show witchcraft ("Wicca") as benevolent, or at least having a benevolent side. Disney' film The Little Mermaid also portrays a witch. Although that witch is not good, it shows someone making a pact with a witch and getting out of it on her own wits. You cannot bargain with the devil.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) was based on a book of the same name written by Frank Baum, an occultist who claimed he had "channeled" the idea from an other-worldly source. (See Michael Patrick Hearn edition; The Annotated Wizard of Oz, New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1973) In the movie, the protagonist (Dorothy) and her friends are following the "yellow brick road." In Heaven, it is said there are "streets of gold" (See Apocalypse 21). They go to see the "all knowing, all powerful" Wizard of Oz. Only God is omniscient and omnipotent. It turns out the Wizard is just a fake. (Wiccans denigrate or even deny the Christian God). Lastly, they are told that the power to obtain all they want (courage, brains, a heart, and going home) "lies within"--a common theme in witchcraft, Satanism, and atheism; independence from God.

Here are the lyrics to Lucifer Sam, an interesting appellation for atheist musicians to use:

Lucifer Sam, siam cat
Always sitting by your side
Always by your side
That cat's something I can't explain
Ginger, ginger, Jennifer Gentle you're a witch
You're the left side
He's the right side
Oh, no
That cat's something I can't explain
Lucifer go to sea
Be a hip cat, be a ship's cat
Somewhere, anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain
At night prowling sifting sand
Hiding around on the ground
He'll be found when you're around
That cat's something I can't explain (Emphasis mine)

The song Comfortably Numb tells the tale of a man going insane, and the drugs that are pumped into him to keep him feeling good:

Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
Come on, now
I hear you're feeling down
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again
Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?
There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon
You are the only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb
I have become comfortably numb
Okay
Just a little pinprick
There'll be no more
But you may feel a little sick (Emphasis mine)

Conclusion
Pink Floyd is decidedly atheistic, and the music is made especially for drug use. Their concept albums extol the dark themes of insanity and surreal escape from reality. There is evidence of an occult connection, even as they claim disbelief in the supernatural, and "not really" being drug users themselves. Roger Waters and David Gilmour have done all they can to spread their anti-Gospel of hatred for God and disdain of morality.
Throw out the nihilistic albums of Pink Floyd. Break down The Wall of their drugged out music, and escape from The Dark Side of the Moon, into the Light of Christ, Who alone can bring you everlasting peace. 


17 comments:

  1. Which singer do you consider the worst on your list so far?

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    1. Give me some time to think that one over!

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    2. I’d have to say John Lennon and The Beatles. They directly or indirectly influenced most of the others, and made drugs, the occult and perversion the norm in modern music.

      —-Introibo

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    3. See John Lennon's quote in the below link:
      https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/john_lennon_137163

      JoAnn

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    4. Thank you for the information Joann!

      —-Introibo

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    5. introibo - I neglected to include the John Lennon quote with the above link.

      "We're more popular than Jesus now; I dont know which will go first rock n roll or Christianity".

      JoAnn

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    6. Joann,
      It will be them who go in the final battle—as we all know!

      —Introibo

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  2. This is a poignant satire page.
    I don't have Facebook and can access it publicly.
    https://www.facebook.com/SusanFromTheParishCouncil/
    -Andrew

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  3. "Freezing Moon" by Mayhem just went through mind while reading about
    "Dark Side of the Moon."
    Mayhem are a literal Luciferian
    "Black Metal" group.
    Black Metal meaning the black spirit of Satan not the race of black people.
    What a coincidence both Mayhem and
    Pink Floyd have songs with similar themes of a dark and frozen moon.
    -Andrew

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    1. Thank you for the information Andrew! It shows the wickedness inherent in these rock groups.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  5. Is it wrong to listen classical music from non-catholic composers?

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    1. I don’t see how it could be wrong, unless it is somehow against the Church. Bach wasn’t Catholic, but listening to his music isn’t wrong. Mozart became a Freemason yet the Church didn’t stop using his music nor did they condemn people who listened—even after his Masonic membership.

      —-Introibo

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  6. despite, David Gimour can sure make the guitar sing.

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