Scientology inspired music

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  1. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, late 1960s:


    From Frank Zappa, at a concert in 1969:

    "Scientology, how about that? You hold onto the tin cans and then this guys asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money, you get to join the master race."

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    Leonard Cohen on course in the Scientology Academy at the New York Martinique hotel, late 1960s:

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    From a 1971 album.


    "Jane came by with a lock of your hair.
    She said that you gave it to her that night that you planned to go clear.
    Did you ever go clear?"



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    The Incredible String Band, 1970:




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    Van Morrison,1983



    All but Frank Zappa were involved with Scientology for a time.
    All, eventually, became ex-Scientologists.


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    Many years after leaving Scientology, Mike Heron founding member of the Incredible String Band, performed a song he wrote before having become involved.



    Heron, speaking of his involvement with Scientology, called it silly, because "the control it exercised over me was stronger than anything I could have learned from it."
     
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  2. Cat's Squirrel

    Cat's Squirrel Gold Meritorious Patron

    Good thread. According to Pilot Leonard Cohen wrote "Bird on a Wire", one of his most famous songs, late one night at the New York academy.
     
  3. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT I was in the wrong place at the wrong time

    I love Van the Man! He said "Affinity and communication, that makes reality" in this song. I was in CW and a roommate said back in the day they were hoping that he would stick to it, but he didn't.


     
  4. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

    More Zappa.



    Welcome to the First Church of Appliantology!
    The White Zone is for loading and unloading only!
    Don't you be Tarot-fied
    It's just a token
    of my extreme
    Don't you be Tarot-fied
    It's just a token
    of my extreme
    Don't you never try to
    look behind my eyes
    You don't wanna know
    what they have seen
    Don't you never try to
    look behind my eyes
    You don't wanna know
    what they have seen
    Some people think
    That if they go too far
    They'll never get back
    To where the rest of
    them are
    I might be crazy
    But there's one thing
    I know
    You might be surprised
    At what you find
    when ya go!
    And thus, having rationalized his expedition to L. Ron's modernistic office cathedral, warehouse, condominium complex,
    JOE seeks The Answer to his problem...
    Oh oh oh
    Mystical Advisor
    What is my problem,
    tell me
    Can you see?
    Well, you have nothing
    to fear, my son!
    You are a Latent
    Appliance Fetishist,
    It appears to me!
    That all seems very,
    very strange
    I never craved
    a toaster
    Or a color T.V.
    A Latent Appliance
    Fetishist
    Is a person who
    refuses to admit
    to his or herself
    That sexual
    gratification can
    only be achieved
    Through the use of
    MACHINES...
    Get the picture?
    Are you telling me
    I should come out
    of the closet now
    Mr. Ron?
    No, my son!
    You must go into
    the closet
    What?
    And you will have
    Heh?
    Hey!
    A lot of fun!
    That's where
    they all live
    So if you want an
    Appliance to love you
    You'll have to
    go in there
    'N' get you one
    Well... that seems
    simple enough...
    Yes, but if you want a
    really good one,
    You'll have to learn a
    foreign language...
    German, for instance?
    That's right...
    A lot of really cute
    ones come from
    over there!
    (Fifty bucks, please)
    And a cheerful group of
    Appliantologists dance
    into the room wearing
    aluminum foil lab smocks,
    lock arms in a circle
    around JOE, making sure
    he pays in full, all the
    while singing with L. RON
    as he delivers his final
    instructions...:
    If you been
    Mod-O-fied,
    It's an illusion,
    an you're in between
    Don't you be
    Tarot-fied,
    It's just a lot of nothin',
    So what can it mean?
    If you been
    Mod-O-fied,
    It's an illusion,
    an yer in between
    Don't you be
    Tarot-fied,
    It's just a lot of nothin',
    So what can it mean?
    If you been
    Mod-O-fied,
    It's an illusion,
    an yer in between...
    JOE leaves the First Church of Appliantology and sets out to try L. RON's expensive advice
    This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER... Joe has just learned to speak
    German Now, get this, heres why he did it! He's gonna go to this club on
    the other side of town, it's called THE CLOSET...
    And they got these Appliances in there that really go for a guy dressed up
    like a housewife who can speak German (you know what I mean)... so
    Joe's learned how to speak German, he goes in this place and he sees
    these little Kitchen Machineries dancing around with each other, and he
    sees this one... that looks like it's a cross between an industrial vacuum
    cleaner and a chrome piggy bank with marital aids stuck all over its body...
    it's really exciting... and when he sees it, he BURSTS INTO SONG...
     
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  5. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket Gold Meritorious Patron

    How about this one: You Needed Me, by Anne Murray:



    (Lyrics include "you cleared my mind". Maybe that should be, "you cleared my wallet.")

    Helena
     
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  6. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

    This one is not exactly Scientology inspired, but it mentions Hubbard. This is a great Aussie band of the 80s. The lead singer went on to become a member of parliament for a while.

    Midnight Oil - US Forces:



    US forces give the nod
    It's a setback for your country
    Bombs and trenches all in rows
    Bombs and threats still ask for more
    Divided world the CIA
    Who controls the issue
    You leave us with no time to talk
    You can write your own assessment
    Sing me songs of no denying
    Seems to me too many trying
    Waiting for the next big thing
    Will you know it when you see it
    High risk children dogs of war
    Now market movements call the shots
    Business deals in parking lots
    Waiting for the meat of tomorrow
    Everyone is too stoned to start emission
    People too scared to go to prison
    We're unable to make decisions
    Political party line don't cross that floor
    L. Ron Hubbard can't save your life
    Superboy takes a plutonium wife
    In the shadows of Ban the Bomb we live
    Sing me songs of no denying
    Seems to me too many trying
    Waiting for the next big thing
     
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  7. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT I was in the wrong place at the wrong time

    Maynard James Keenan didn't care for Hubbard and the cult much.








    Lyrics
    Some say the end is near
    Some say we'll see Armageddon soon
    I certainly hope we will
    I sure could use a vacation from this
    Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
    Freaks
    Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
    The only way to fix it is to flush it all away
    Any fucking time, any fucking day
    Learn to swim, see you down in Arizona Bay
    Fret for your figure and
    Fret for your latte and
    Fret for your lawsuit and
    Fret for your hairpiece and
    Fret for your Prozac and
    Fret for your pilot and
    Fret for your contract and
    Fret for your car
    It's a
    Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
    Freaks
    Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call L.A.
    The only way to fix it is to flush it all away
    Any fucking time, any fucking day
    Learn to swim, see you down in Arizona Bay
    Some say a comet will fall from the sky
    Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves
    Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still
    Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits
    And some say the end is near
    Some say we'll see Armageddon soon
    I certainly hope we will
    I sure could use a vacation from this
    Stupid shit, silly shit, stupid shit
    One great big festering neon distraction,
    I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied
    Learn to swim, learn to swim, learn to swim
    Mom's gonna fix it all soon
    Mom's comin' 'round to put it back the way it ought to be
    Learn to swim
    Fuck L Ron Hubbard and
    Fuck all his clones
    Fuck all those gun-toting
    Hip gangster wannabes
    Learn to swim
    Fuck retro anything
    Fuck your tattoos
    Fuck all you junkies and
    Fuck your short memory
    Learn to swim
    Fuck smiley glad-hands
    With hidden agendas
    Fuck these dysfunctional
    Insecure actresses
    Learn to swim
    'Cause I'm praying for rain
    And I'm praying for tidal waves
    I wanna see the ground give way
    I wanna watch it all go down
    Mom please flush it all away
    I wanna see it go right in and down
    I wanna watch it go right in
    Watch you flush it all away
    Time to bring it down again
    Don't just call me pessimist
    Try and read between the lines
    I can't imagine why you wouldn't
    Welcome any change, my friend
    I wanna see it come down
    Burn it down
    Suck it down
    Flush it down
    Source: LyricFind
     
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  8. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    What about she's buying a bridge to total freedom, I mean a stairway to heaven.

    Gotta love the tempo from slow and gradual increase to explosion.

     
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  9. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket Gold Meritorious Patron

    Oh, and how about Church Of The Poison Mind by Culture Club? There is no explicit reference to Scientology in that song, but I think the connection is pretty obvious.



    Helena
     
  10. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT I was in the wrong place at the wrong time

    Hello All!! I took a weekend barnstorming trip to Baltimore. Visited relatives, had some delicious crab, and drove back with a grandfather clock that's been passed down for over 100 years!!

    This is one of my fav's from that INCREDIBLE live album of Van's. I think Mark Isham may be even blowing a horn in this one. But in truth, probably not inspired by the choich!