Reminds me of all the hub-bub when I was a college freshman and the zealotry of incoming change-the-world youth, record burnings, the mass phenomenon of newly minted "adults" using our fingers spinning albums backwards on a turntable (if yours permitted) to hear the secret mind control messages, while 18 year old's with ALL of life's great answers harassed me all over campus promoting the great new Keith Green albums (I'm still looking for Keith Green's three Gary Usher-produced rocker 45s on Decca; Gary Usher of hot rods, surfing, and psychedelic late '60s rock fame). Jacob Aranza faded into the background of this, though his two books about it, this volume and MORE ROCK, COUNTRY & BACKWARD MASKING UNMASKED (much more difficult to locate than the former), got a lot of traction. The folks who exploited this silly fad most successfully were Dan & Steve Peters, who also organized mass record album cover (not the vinyl, though--can you say toxic fumes?) burnings at their tent revivals on campuses. You might wish to check out ROCK'S HIDDEN PERSUADER: THE TRUTH ABOUT BACKMASKING (tiny little book), WHY KNOCK ROCK, IS IT BAD? IS IT GOOD? DOES IT REALLY MATTER? (probably the most common in Christian mall chain corporate bookstores), WHAT ABOUT CHRISTIAN ROCK?, and PETERS BROTHERS HIT ROCK'S BOTTOM, EXPOSING TO THE LIGHT THE REAL WORLD BEHIND THE FALSE IMAGE OF ROCK (the most difficult to locate). Of course, you'll also check out Pastor Bob Larson's catalog, Steve Lawhead, John Ankerberg, Lex De Azevedo/Acevedo's Mormon-Christian (that oughta wake 'em up!) counterpart POP MUSIC & MORALITY, and the epitome, the campiest, most entertaining author of all, fire & brimstone Jeff Godwin! If your cup o'tea is communists-are-going-to-overthrow-our-democracy paranoid conspiracies, that middle-class campus folk singers in striped shirts strumming guitars singing "Kumbaya," Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and the Beatles were the front-line shock troops for the Soviets, look up David Noebel's research.
I give this book, as well as the sequel, four stars, for the smallish nature of both volumes (114 and 130 pages, respectively).