Scientology inspired music

Veda

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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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Cat's Squirrel

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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.
 

Dotey OT

Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE
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.


 

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...
 

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
 

Emma

Con te partirò
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
 

Dotey OT

Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE
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
 

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
 

Dotey OT

Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE
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!

 
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