Software Hidden in Records | Nostalgia Nerd

24 aug. 2020
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Head to 鈥媤 to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... You may have heard of Backmasking, or Backwards Masking. This is where messages are hidden within songs (usually on vinyl), which when reversed, will reveal themselves. Well, could the same occur for computer code? Computer games? Let's try loading some code backwards and see if anything reveals itself. Then maybe, try some more realistic ways of finding some hidden computer code, in a fashion similar to backmasking.
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  • I find this stuff fascinating; Chris Sievey was actually working on a Spectrum release for his next single, Red Indian, which never saw light of day. This was an upgraded version of the Camouflage experience, where you could actually experiment with the "light show" yourself. Check out this video where he's interviewed by Tony Fletcher about it:

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia Nerd7 maanden geleden
    • @Nicholas Colby damn! Took roughly 10 mins but it actually worked!!

      Dominick HassanDominick HassanMaand geleden
    • @Bmx540 Bike ride Keep talking like that and you will !!!!!

      Richard AndersonRichard Anderson6 maanden geleden
    • @YOBA MUST DIE! What the fuck are you on ????? And don't say nothing,that's bullshit !!!!!!!!!

      Richard AndersonRichard Anderson6 maanden geleden
    • Imagine people hearing that recorded message informing people theres more on the disk/cassette. But you don't have that computer... Oh the curiosity...

      Arnan de GansArnan de Gans6 maanden geleden
    • Heeloo

      DaveTheBabyDaveTheBaby6 maanden geleden
  • I'm a bit late but I think something is being messed up in the digital transfer. These programs should be played from the record or taped copy into the computer. Keep it analog.

    thescreamingfishthescreamingfish5 uur geleden
  • 3:28 AHAHAHAHA!!! You TOTALLY got me with that!!!! That might be the first time I was ever *seriously* caught by a rickroll! I figured some disturbing and distorted program might run that didn't make any sense. Nope. I guess not

    CorkBulbCorkBulbDag geleden
  • Wait till you discover 50/50 chance lockgrooves... i got the record "Insomniac "which spins backwards to say "i must sleep"

    gian francogian franco2 dagen geleden
  • love the rick rolling

    Blake PieroniBlake Pieroni4 dagen geleden
  • This was so interesting!..

    Queer Geek #TeamVaccineWRQueer Geek #TeamVaccineWR6 dagen geleden
  • 4:10 > And it would be exceptionally hard to make it make sense in both directions. You simply wouldn't be able to create a coherent program that loads both forwards, and backwards. I see you haven't spent enough time on

    Someone SomewhereSomeone Somewhere7 dagen geleden
  • Soundhog09 is a very talented, and under-recognized music artist in his own right!

    Jeremy BiggsJeremy Biggs7 dagen geleden
  • 0:30 do i see Polish UNITRA logo on needle ?

    Tom tajemnicaTom tajemnica7 dagen geleden
  • Thanks for sharing. 馃槑馃憣馃徏

    John ThimakisJohn Thimakis9 dagen geleden
  • i remember hearing that Finnish public broadcast radio YLE used to have dedicated slots in their radio program where people could send their own games or demos. they then send it over the radio and you could use your casette recorder to record that game and play it at home. so it was kinda the first widely available game sharing service, I'm not saying that YLE was first to do this or anything. I'm just saying that as back then internet was not accessible to many people, so this method was the first widely accessible method for many to get games wireless to your home. it happened between 1985-1988, so it was before my time, but there are few articles floating around about this service. however they are in Finnish so. there is google translate version of this article that i found, but as it is going from Finnish to English it is bit messy and few parts are wrong due the finnish original word having double meanings. but it is still somewhat understandable.

    Hinuk MattilaHinuk Mattila14 dagen geleden
  • ive been rick rolled twice in the past week, this sucks...

    Raid55Raid5515 dagen geleden
  • How do we get the guy trapped in youtube out at 10:53

    EverettEverett19 dagen geleden

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  • 3:20 Is that Rick rolling?

    Khai Nghe QuocKhai Nghe Quoc29 dagen geleden
  • "Lick his cloven hoof" people have odd fantasies...

    Plasma OctopusPlasma OctopusMaand geleden
  • Not Paul McCartney's death. John Lennon's death.

    Jim BJim BMaand geleden
  • thanks

    Media PoolMedia PoolMaand geleden
  • One of my favorite Bill Hicks quotes: "Did you know that if you play records backwards........... you're an asshole?"

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • Back-masking was a technique handed down by Aleister Crowley. This is a widely known and admitted fact, and not a "Christian conspiracy theory".

    Prodigal SonProdigal SonMaand geleden
  • Never watch this vid while falling asleep.

    Untamed CorgiUntamed Corgi2 maanden geleden
  • content match

    AN _123AN _1232 maanden geleden
  • 10:55 SOMEONE HELP THE POOR MAN TRAPPED IN THE CLOSED CAPTIONS!!!!!!! . the dude obviously needs help!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

    kain hallkain hall2 maanden geleden
  • Oi. At 17:00, Shakin Stevens calling it a Spectrum 48. Do you realise that we first of all didnt have the internet back then, and secondly we spoke in groups with our peers? If the first one of my group said SEYGAH like those yanks say, that would have been how I would have said it most of my life. Instead I heard SEE-GAA which is correct as those yanks cant crank. I dare anyone to challenge me on what Sonic 1 on MD says before the title screen. I dare you. Oh yeh, so you get my point about him saying Speccy 48? For whatever reason.

    Simon TSimon T2 maanden geleden
  • I can't believe I just wasted half an evening for Lobstalgia!!! 馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀 Very well done, mate! Loved it!

    Jon OliveiraJon Oliveira2 maanden geleden
  • Kissing the Pink also had a program for the BBC Micro on their 12" single "The Other Side of Heaven", which played as a video for the title track. Someone's been able to load this into a BBC emulator and sync it up with the song, and you can see the results here:

    Michael JamesMichael James3 maanden geleden
  • Re: Carter USM 101 Damnations. I have been reliably informed that this is not speccy data (I thought the same initially) but it is data for the drum machine that was used, and contains the drum data for the entire album

    UncleAbsUncleAbs3 maanden geleden
  • I love it how the thumbnail for the video shows a vintage polish turntable, the Unitra G-620 "Fryderyk", a decent machine, but far from perfect. I rebuilt one about half a year ago.

    Jacek Cia艂owiczJacek Cia艂owicz3 maanden geleden
  • Didn't they do something like this on the golden records on the two Voyager spacecraft in the 70s?

    Christian O. HolzChristian O. Holz3 maanden geleden
  • reverse speech is hilarious. or weird. or amazing. or just observed poorly by people with overactive imaginations. we're all programming and being programmed all day. we should argue about how that occurs more often. reverse speech is more interesting that binary audio IMHO. -=- also there are records with software. Commodore 64 with a tape loading machine does load sound. or binary noise is converted to and from audio. same thing. it's insane. some records have a tiny program hidden in the center or at some point in the recording.

    macrogramsmacrograms4 maanden geleden
  • Now we are just told we are unconsciously conditioned to become racists/sexists by videogames and NLworldrs. Lame.

    GammalGammal4 maanden geleden
  • Don鈥檛 forget to scan the covers and booklets in your ZX spectrum along with digitizing the cassette audio. Use at least 1000 DPI for historical resolution.

    SethMethCSSethMethCS4 maanden geleden
  • Please tell me you鈥檝e included examples from THE one and only RDJ.....

    Morally AmbiguousMorally Ambiguous4 maanden geleden
  • R Tape loading error, 0:1 馃様 Tried loading it into an emulator at the end of the video, but fails... 馃様

    Terry TaylorTerry Taylor4 maanden geleden
  • 10:54 help I'm trapped inside NLworld

    Dhruv HaldarDhruv Haldar4 maanden geleden
  • The appropriately named Information Society hid a similar message such as this at the end of the album 'Peace & Love Inc.' using 300 baud modem tone.

    n1llan1lla4 maanden geleden
  • 鈥渨hat is sadder? a. finding this. b. writing it鈥 LMAO

    toranine09toranine095 maanden geleden
  • Closed caption message nice touch.

    Robert McGarryRobert McGarry5 maanden geleden
  • Brilliant

    Anthony MirabileAnthony Mirabile5 maanden geleden
  • Don't forget a more recent example, just within this last year! The special episode of _Black Mirror_ entitled _Bandersnatch_ had playable ZX-Spectrum code. I don't recall if there was more than one, but for sure it had the "nozedive" game featured in the movie.

    John D艂ugoszJohn D艂ugosz5 maanden geleden
  • Unfortunately the message hidden on the red screen where some unknown program code was included was partially obscured by those popup things that are on what I believe is referred to as the 'end slate' section of the video. I really wish people would take care not to have their end slate obscure some message.

    DarkVoidIIIDarkVoidIII5 maanden geleden
  • Oh wow! That's a polish Unitra Turntable!

    Jake WerecatJake Werecat6 maanden geleden
  • But ... it's morning

    Astro's Electronics LabAstro's Electronics Lab6 maanden geleden
  • This is why we didn't trust music records

    Miroslav Daniel RoshalMiroslav Daniel Roshal6 maanden geleden
  • CD XA really made this stuff far less impressive and much easier to do, but in the late 90s/early 2000s there were quite a lot of those that included all kinds of stuff, though all the ones I've come across only had videos, biographies, photos, lyrics, and stuff like that. There probably were some with games as well, but none that I've seen.

    SteelRodentSteelRodent6 maanden geleden
  • Nodnol? That's in Bulgaria isn't it?

    MusicFanatical1MusicFanatical16 maanden geleden
  • Not a computer program, but something some artists did on vinyl was to put a pair of parallel grooves on one side of the record. Monty Python did this and didn't tell anyone, just to mess with listeners. Their joke being that you'd listen to Side 2, enjoy it, and at some point listen to it later and perhaps end up listening to a completely different version of Side 2 and be like, "Huh? That's not what I was listening to before!" Obviously this gag could only work on a record and not a cassette or CD. Rush did this with a promo 7" single titled "Rush 'N' Roulette," where you drop the needle and randomly get one of several tracks. Bands also liked to put stuff in the run-out groove of the record so that if you didn't have an auto-return feature on the arm, the needle would stay in the groove as it went in a loop over and over until you manually stopped it.

    MadTheDJMadTheDJ6 maanden geleden
  • Weird Al from "I Remember Larry": "Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands." There was also a message in Nature Trail To Hell but I was too lazy to reverse it and have since lost the album. :(

    SutorippuDotComSutorippuDotCom6 maanden geleden
    • @MadTheDJ The mystery has been solved.

      SutorippuDotComSutorippuDotCom6 maanden geleden
    • The "Nature Trail To Hell" message says "Satan eats Cheez Whiz."

      MadTheDJMadTheDJ6 maanden geleden
  • holyshit. never considered the idea ur speaking about. mazing

    sef zxmsef zxm6 maanden geleden
  • its a pity that 'camouflage' record software wasnt for the spectrum instead of the zx81 as the spectrum loading system is far less picky than a zx81 !

    andygozzo72andygozzo726 maanden geleden
  • SSTV: OK.

    6DAMMK96DAMMK96 maanden geleden
  • yeah, definiely not gonna download the audio at the end of this video, reverse it , and try it in an an emulator...

    igor giuseppeigor giuseppe6 maanden geleden
  • Oral quest.... Hmmmm I think I've rented that video in the past. I bet they did have fun making it

    Dr. Mike WoodDr. Mike Wood6 maanden geleden
  • Mate the Stranglers is a fantastic album, game not needed to chart!

    David RobertsonDavid Robertson6 maanden geleden
  • OMGooooooood Nostalgia !!!!!!!!

    Simon HenrySimon Henry6 maanden geleden
  • You just put a twist in the drive belt to run a turntable backwards.

    brocktechnologybrocktechnology6 maanden geleden
  • Interesting i never considered loading in reversed audio. Technically i think a Amstrad 464 could load in audio data in reverse. Loading in the bits in reverse & either store them backwards in memory or read em normally & them reverse position isnt the issue, but the physical reverse audio/tone would require a fairly technical custom loader. Since the 464 can be re-programmed to read data audio save by other 8bits computers then i see no reason why it couldnt do reverse audio too. Would be a huge technical job of cause.

    CholoCPCCholoCPC6 maanden geleden
  • Honey, Oral Quest is not what it sounds like, promise.

    Jack KrakenJack Kraken6 maanden geleden
  • 11:55 ... ElementById("suck") *lol* I found an Easter egg. What do I win? 馃槈

    KeyStrokeKeyStroke6 maanden geleden
  • The voice recordings of the artists encouraging people to play the games are all a bit cringe worthy

    Bitter LiquidBitter Liquid6 maanden geleden
  • Well, yvan eht nioj.

    Jeong-hun SinJeong-hun Sin6 maanden geleden
  • I wonder what is the purpose of back masking? If it started way back in World War II, then I had an idea what they were going for.

    Isaac 1990Isaac 19906 maanden geleden
  • Mike Oldfield on his 1994 album, Songs Of Distant Earth had a program (for Mac only) embedded into CD. He also incorporated embedded computer programs in later albums.

    TreadingTheBoardsTreadingTheBoards6 maanden geleden
  • So you can actually get vinyl to play better than CDs. You just have to encode digital audio into them.

    Fede DeviFede Devi6 maanden geleden
  • Please don鈥檛 call records 鈥渧inyls.鈥 馃槪

    H. FisherH. Fisher6 maanden geleden
  • The captions...

    Geg ZakaryanGeg Zakaryan6 maanden geleden
  • You ever see a spectogram? I have a cassette tape full of chill lo fi with a random clip of crazy sound in it. If you plug it into the computer and make a spectogram out of the music, its an MS paint picture of my computer password. If I ever die unexpectedly, somebody's at least going to have a nice set of puzzles to solve.

    High King TrasherHigh King Trasher6 maanden geleden
  • The first track on the Nocturnal Emissions' 'Tissue of Lies' LP (1981) features a Commodore PET program taken from tape. I have no idea what it is, my PET is long gone. Would love to know, if anyone has a PET and a lot of time to waste.

    Danny AyersDanny Ayers6 maanden geleden
  • Oh dear, the religious really are... well I'm not sure what they are but well rounded humans is definitely something they are not.

    Roger Wilco - justice and really clean floorsRoger Wilco - justice and really clean floors6 maanden geleden
  • What a coincidence. Secret Messages has... well, secret messages

    Booker102 Is CoolBooker102 Is Cool6 maanden geleden
  • Is it me or does he sound like thoughty2

    Mad bro showMad bro show6 maanden geleden
  • Reminds me of a DVD release of Star Wars III where putting the disc into an xbox allowed you to play a Battlefront II demo. Ahhh, the good old days!

    ElaxterElaxter6 maanden geleden
  • @2:24 馃ぃ

    Peter SwinkelsPeter Swinkels6 maanden geleden
  • would this be the same with cd's when music cds could be loaded on a pc with a cd rom and there would be mini videos and other extra stuff

    Adam ZawadzkiAdam Zawadzki6 maanden geleden
  • 3:05 I was like thats just a copy then lol

    Oxygen 銈Oxygen 銈6 maanden geleden
  • Backmasking is most well known in vinyl, but the only time I've heard it for real, was on cassette. Back in the 90s I knew this guy had an old Fisher Price "baby's first cassette player" thing that had a reverse play button. The only tape we could find backmasking on was from the Christian rock band Petra. It was a warbling, high-pitched, male voice, clearly saying "Oh Satan, you are the holiest, we worship you." This wasn't like one of those Beatles records - if you played the tape forward you couldn't tell there was anything going on.

    Fozzy BearFozzy Bear6 maanden geleden
  • "yvan eth nioj"

    thefrecklepunythefrecklepuny6 maanden geleden
  • You might get better luck with the vinyl if you play it with distilled water on it. It greatly reduces the crackling.

    Victor CortesVictor Cortes6 maanden geleden
  • With a bit of planning, you might actually be able to shove a valid program in reverse at the end of a normal program.

    Jared MaddoxJared Maddox6 maanden geleden
  • "Ooooh, I wonder what this tape is for? Sounds like data when I play it! Lets try" *Loads tape in to convert to data* *Runs program* "V HAS COME TO"

    XenonGXenonG6 maanden geleden
  • The plural of "vinyl" is "vinyl". Recording from records is what you mean. ;-)

    crankjazzcrankjazz6 maanden geleden
  • The band is named after the 80's anime and manga "Urusei Yatsura" whose author, Rumiko Takahashi, also wrote "Ranma 1/2" and "Inuyasha".

    MechaDragonXMechaDragonX6 maanden geleden
  • Instead of them getting rickrolled, they get stickbugged

    DaveTheBabyDaveTheBaby6 maanden geleden
  • im amazed radiohead would do that. how relevant could the spectrum be by 97??

    tmatt1996tmatt19967 maanden geleden
  • did not mention the Information Society :(

    脕lvaro Filho脕lvaro Filho7 maanden geleden
  • I really enjoyed all the hidden messages in the subtitles. Thank you.

    Chris BenardChris Benard7 maanden geleden
  • Ok, that Shakey guy is not Welsh. I could understand his words.

    Gordon FreemanGordon Freeman7 maanden geleden
  • OMG!!! Been Rick'rolled

    PurpleBrainPurpleBrain7 maanden geleden
  • Good day to you too!

    East_Coast_VagrantEast_Coast_Vagrant7 maanden geleden
  • Record it, reverse it and re-record it? Dude if you wanna run a cassette backwards just open it up and flip the spools over so the backside of the magnetic tape is exposed, and close it up. Run side 1 material backwards by playing from the beginning of side 2 and vice versa.

    zmbdogzmbdog7 maanden geleden
  • Its not possible, all these are bullshit, you are a member of this band e ci stai rompendo le palle con queste cazzate , e basta parlare inglese , io sono ITALIANO e quindi tu impari la mia lingua

    Il Mondo di FaxeIl Mondo di Faxe7 maanden geleden
  • And so? I spend my time for this shit

    Il Mondo di FaxeIl Mondo di Faxe7 maanden geleden
  • You should have played the record wet. It eliminates virtually all crackles and pops.

    Lurking Crass ZeroLurking Crass Zero7 maanden geleden
  • Help, Im trapped inside youtube (Video Easter-egg)

    j sketchyhamsterj sketchyhamster7 maanden geleden
  • Please stop with the sponsorship in the middle of the fucking video

    rager trolling korea鞚岅步rager trolling korea鞚岅步7 maanden geleden
  • Did they have the rick roll on there or was it just yout "wits", idk maybe im dumb or something here is fishy

    Jerry CrowJerry Crow7 maanden geleden
  • "SQUARESPACE a whole swathe of..." subliminal message appears

    The Retro EngineThe Retro Engine7 maanden geleden
  • 13:52 looks ridiculously similar to Etienne De Cracy's video for "No Brain" - no way that's a coincidence.

    McFinnaPantsMcFinnaPants7 maanden geleden
  • In another reality CatGhost videos had 8 minutes of jarring noise at the end of them.

    McFinnaPantsMcFinnaPants7 maanden geleden
  • Loading The Game Backwards = 蓸屁煽A 蓸蕼T nI muM 煽uoY 谦ni蕿蓴u釚 蓸蕿i鈪

    Zane Da Magic Puffer DragonZane Da Magic Puffer Dragon7 maanden geleden