If you still think we aren’t at the beginning of a wave of anti-Christian persecution in America…
In the US in the late ’60s, there was a tremendous tide of psychedelic music that initiated a further assault on Judeo-Christian values. Empowered by drugs and under the dual guise of freedom and exploration, bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones began to write songs and feature album art which contained both overt and covert references to illegal substances and occult texts and practices. (You can see such an example of the latter for yourself by picking up a Zeppelin III record and looking at the core matrix on the vinyl. Find out what’s written there.)
It was also around that time, fostered by an atmosphere wherein all manner of experimentation was the norm, that concept albums also appeared. One such album — a double album no less — was “Trout Mask Replica” by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, hailed even today as an avant-garde musical masterpiece unlike anything before or after it. (So much so that it was inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2010.) With its legendary and enigmatic frontman, Don Van Vliet (known as “Captain Beefheart” in the music world), and young, oddly named and oddly dressed band members, famed producer, composer, musical genius Frank Zappa set out to provide the environment where the Captain’s creativity could flow unhindered (though not without invaluable assistance).
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