The Industry

"Rock 'n' Roll is an aggressive art form, pure hostility and aggression, I believe in that like a religion." (Blacky Lawless of 'Wasp', in an interview with, Washington Post)

"The effect of rock and roll on young people, is to turn them into devil worshippers; to stimulate self expression through sex; to provoke lawlessness; impair nervous stability and destroy the sanctity of marriage. It is an evil influence on the youth of our country." (Rock 'n Roll Babylon, Gary Herman, page 153)

"I know the right way, I was raised a good Christian. But I couldn't make it." (Rock 'n Roll Babylon, Gary Herman, pg. 153).

"My true belief about Rock 'n Roll - and there have been a lot of phrases attributed to me over the years - is this: I believe this kind of music is demonic... A lot of the beats in music today are taken from voodoo, from the voodoo drums. If you study music in rhythms, like I have, you'll see that is true. I believe that kind of music is driving people from Christ. It is contagious..." (Charles White, op. cit., Pg. 189)

"We've got Satan, Beelzebub, Satanial, the Serpent . . . and lord of misrule .... But what about the musical connection with all of this? Well even before heavy metal the Devil took an interest in rock 'n roll. The very term rock 'n roll started life as a Black American expression for sex. And sinful procreation has been the Devil's province for a long, long time." (vol 3, back page)

"Rock IS sex. You have to hit teenagers in the face with it!" (Time, April 28, 1967, pg. 53)

"I believe rock 'n roll is dangerous, it could very well bring about a very evil feeling in the west ... it's got to go the other way now, and that's where I see it heading, bringing about the dark era ..."

"I feel that we are only heralding something even darker than ourselves."

"Rock 'n' roll lets in lower elements and shadows that I don't think are necessary. Rock has always been the Devil's music, you can't convince me that it isn't." (Rolling Stone Magazine, 1972)

"Madonna whose suggestive videos have earned the wrath of religious groups, said she was not concerned her reputation as a sex queen would make it hard to raise her daughter. 'I consider myself to be a very moral person.'" (Sunday Argus, December 14/15, 1996)

"Perhaps rave truly is the music at the end of the world . . ." (pg. 76)

"The sound is influenced by space" explains Gudjon. "Information about what's happening externally is streamed into the computer creating the music which responds accordingly. If a lot of people are up dancing or the club is very busy, the tempo and type of music will reflect that. In future all music will respond to its environment. We won't need DJ's at clubs either."

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