Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Anton LaVey ‎– "The Satanic Mass" (Murgenstrumm ‎– MM6660) 1968


Anton LaVey was the founder and first High Priest of the Church of Satan until his death,just missing Halloween (what a shame?) on October 29, 1997.
Recorded Live,which is an anagram of Evil is it not(?),at the Church Of Satan in San Francisco on Friday the 13th of september, probably on Hate Street.
Anton treats us to more droning, seemingly deadly serious, monologues from his Satanic Bible, backed up with Howard's(Anton's) funeral parlor organ work.
Rather disconcertingly, Mr LaVey bore more than a passing resemblence to your humble Blog author.But I can assure you I have nothing at all to do with this bullshit nonsense....ask my friend B.L.Zebub.
One suspects that this has more to do with showmanship rather than,an actual religion;but unavoidably, some people take it far too seriously.Something I suggest didn't apply to Anton LaVey himself.
He did,however, manage to 'get off' with Jayne Mansfield before she was decapitated in a car smash.So it was to his advantage to nuture his minor celebrity status.
Of course, the membership of The Church Of Satan is booming(Yawn!).You can join online for a few hundred Dollars, and shock your mum and dad and your straighter friends.(Giggle Giggle Titter)...oh what jolly japes?
As laughable as Satanism is, it has just as much basis in fact as other major religions......i.e. None.

Tracklist:

The Satanic Mass Conducted By Anton Szandor LaVay
1 The Satanic Mass


The Satanic Bible:
2 Prologue
3 Book Of Satan, Verse I
4 Verse II
5 Verse III
6 Verse IV
7 Verse V
8 Hymn Of The Satanic Empire, Or The Battle Hymn Of The Apocalypse


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with the purposes about the highest secret that you learn in the highest degree in every religion, is that there is no secret, no magic, only words.

But the satanic church in the usa seems like being a dangerous organization for anyone who step a foot inside, even by curiosity. They use to introduce new members with a kind of brainwashing that freaks anyone out or in.

I knew an asian guy in the '90s that had to runaway the states because he wanted to see wtf was they doing in that spooky group. He was student in an university (?) and there was such a group in the place. He asked to join them and during his initiatory ceremony, he found one moment to leave discretely the place. Than things turned bad and the days after, he found a dead chicken in his bed, than writings with blood on his room's door.

His parents, far away, had been phoned with threat of his dead. So he quickly left everything and went to Europe... Even there, he had to be careful in the case he wanted to pursuit his studies, maybe a little paranoia too (?) But he was a cool guy that wasn't joking at all about that.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Indeed, the secret is thats its all made up.
However,since i've been slagging off Satanism I too have found a dead chicken on the premises, in my fridge.
I cooked it and ate it.....me being a vegetarian too!!!

Farquhar Throckmorton III said...

The really spooky thing about this album is that if you play it backwards, it's Dana's "I Can Sing A Rainbow".

(More humor of this quality over at FalseMemoryFoam©)

Walter said...

Fun fact:
Anton Szandor LaVey *hated* rock music ...
I wonder if all the Black Metal characters know ...

Anonymous said...

Yes but the guy was rather talking about a dead bird than nuggets...
Maybe those students turned into satanism take it more seriously than goth-hard-death-rockers?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Surely Student Satanists would prefer to leave Chicken McNuggets rather than spend money on a real chicken?