Now that you're all sufficiently schooled in the many artistic nuances of 60+ Versions of "Stairway to Heaven", we ask that you spend some time deconstructing them all with the aid of these two WUWU-FM radio personalities discussing the allegedly Satanic messages contained in Led Zep's original version. [Download MP3].
Marvel at the relatively recent past (summer '82), in which the world was so footloose and fancy free that its inhabitants had to make up imaginary demons on record albums, instead of worrying about the real demons that are in charge of the world. Also, marvel at the fact that in order to effectively communicate the desired Satanic message, Robert Plant had to reveal his fierce Trenton accent, strangely only evident when he sang, ummm, backwards. ("Because ahhw live wit' Sayt'n"?)
Fortunately, modern digital technology makes it a lot easier to listen to your records backwards, and doesn't put your treasured hi-fi equipment at risk the same way that errantly spinning LPs does. There's even a great website that features many of the classics of the genre. For those not up to speed on the available digital marvels that enable this, we have a special tool for it here at WFMU, so as to not leave anyone out of our eventual joyride on the Lake of Fire. Last one in's a rotten egg!
By the way, WUWU-FM (aside from being fun to say if pronounced "woo-woo-eff-emm") is now alleged to have been "a failed experiment in Buffalo, NY". (It lasted for just north of a year as the "new wave" station before switching formats.) Apparently, the working class tastes of Buffalo did not smile upon edgy new artists like Flock of Seagulls and Men at Work. Listener Henry, who supplied me with this MP3, claims that today's Buffalo FM rock stations still sound the same way they did 20+ years ago, with artists like Supertramp and Molly Hatchet in heavy rotation as though they were hot up and comers.