Which songs/Albums were considered "Demonic" in your Congregation...did you toss some?

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  • NomadSoul

    Rap was also bad. I remember making a pretty snotty comment about it at a WT lesson one day, trying to be all spiritual. Ugh.... I was about 14 or so.

    I was counseled on listening to it when I was a teen. My brother turn me in! So they made me throw them away.

  • MrMonroe

    Hotel California and Stairway to Heaven for sure. I had a JW in the back of my car once who asked me take out a cassette that was playing a Smiths song, "This Charming Man," it may have been, which included the line "the devil finds work for idle hands." I told him even Kingdom Songs mention the devil.

    I chose to stop playing "Blasphemous Rumours" by Depeche Mode; a wonderful song, but it contained what I thought was pretty horrible statements about God. I suppose I still feel a bit uneasy about it, though I play it now.

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    Fleetwood Mac because Stevie Nicks was supposed to be a witch (probably rubbish), Guns n Roses because of Axl Rose's name being an anagram of oral sex. Annie Lennox because she was supposed to have summoned demons at a concert (almost certainly rubbish). I remember the ACDC/KISS stuff too.

  • fade_away

    I can name a few albums I had to throw away, but they're a bit more modern (excuse my youth please). There was an album by Breaking Benjamin and my dad saw the song titles. Songs like "Dance with the Devil" and "Evil Angel" made him freak out a bit.

    Godsmack, Staind, Seether, Three Days Grace, Avenged Sevenfold....all in the trash.

    Any album that had a weird looking cover or demonic sounding titles or just the Parental Advisory label, had to go in the trash. I lost a lot back then but now I regained it in double. All my albums are back plus new ones that keep coming out. All that plus concerts I keep attending!

  • Quarterback

    Stairway to heaven, because of that subliminal backward masking on the song.

    But, it was the most requested song to play on my guitar when I attended functions with the friends. Then there was Purple Haze. That song was missunderstood.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Dark Side of the Moon. I remember being at a party and someone was playing it and a parent wanted me to talk to her son about the influnece of such demonic music. I said something generic realizing that I had loved that album for years. That was a real tough one for me to reconcile. I don't care much any longer. Us and Them you know?

  • Quarterback

    WA: I saw Pink Floyd in Montreal when they played that song ...frickin awesome.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds what another missunderstood song. They thought that because the letters LSD was capitialized in the title of the song on the Sargent Peppers lonely Hearts band album, it was about drugs. But, later on we found out that John Lennon's son, Julian had written it when he was at grade school ...they wanted to take the focus off him at the time. I knew that it was ok.

    Hey Jude was another missunderstood song. They thought it was about drug abuse. It really was about trying to help John Lennon's son, Julian cope with the divorce and missing his dad.

  • WTWizard

    I can remember "Lead in the head" (Led Zeppelin). They were big against Michael Jackson, supposedly because of his disassociated standing. Congregation-wide, they bashed the album Bad because Michael Jackson had just disassociated when he wrote it. We Are the World was also trashed because it was "promoting worldly efforts at peace and prosperity". Rubbish.

    The scumbag that dragged me into the cancer had numerous other picks. He hated AC/DC, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, and Ozzy Osbourne because they were supposedly Satanic. However, he intruded with Simon & Garfunkel, Van Halen, and Journey (which I never saw a problem with--mainstream rock). He also wanted things gone by Culture Club because Boy George took horse when he wrote the albums. And, any song that even hinted at immorality (as they define it) was "bad"--even if the logic was pure rubbish.

    Now that I am no longer abiding by the witlesses, I found out that heavy metal isn't all that bad. Even before I became a witless, I had more mainstream music tastes. But, I found out that many of those hard rock and heavy metal songs of the 1970s and 1980s, and rap of the 1990s and 2000s, are better than the lame excuses of "music" they let you listen to. And better than the rubbish that passes as "music" on lamestream radio these days.

  • aquagirl

    "Whole lotta love" Led Zepp because of the demonic sounds at the end of the song...lol.Anything w/Stevie Nicks{witch} or John Denver{hated jws}and Donna Summers,because she made those great sigh sounds on "love to love ya baby".

  • finallysomepride

    Elton John's Goodye Yellow Brick Road - was pornographic according to a speaker at a convention

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