They Sold Their Souls for Rock N Roll is a mildly notorious 2004 Christian indoctrination video series meant to scare kids away from Satanic rock music, and even apparently some easy listening and country and western as well. (Young people have eclectic iTunes playlists and the devils minions know this.)
With an awful lot of screen time to fill, the producers of They Sold Their Souls for Rock N Roll didnt just go for the more obvious targetsKISS (aka Kids in Satans Service). Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Judas Priest, etcthey dug deeper into the Satanic morass, managing to pull Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and even Liberace into their rambling and logically spurious thesis which is spread out over either four or ten volumes (there are two versions):
Is it true that Satan is the master musician working behind the popular music scene and influencing our youth?
Fasten your seat belts as you go on an eye-popping ride upon the roller coaster of Rock, and find out how Rocks most popular artists have Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll. In this mind-blowing expose Pastor Joe Schimmel reveals just how Satan has been effectively using popular music to undermine Gods plan for the family and ultimately heralding the coming of the Antichrist and his kingdom on earth.
This full-length video series contains 10 hours of eye-popping, rare, and some never before seen footage that will leave you picking your jaw up off the ground, as you see hundreds of artists (most of whom are not covered in the abbreviated 3-hour version) being used by Satan to destroy many lives. Come behind the scenes with us as we expose the deceptive agendas of many of yesterday and todays secular artists, such as: Elvis, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, U2, Creed, Madonna, Britney Spears, DMX, Tupac, Tori Amos, and many more.
Its time to remove the blinders guard yourself and those you love from one of Satans most powerful tools!
Ooh, talk about earnest. Naturally Marilyn Manson gets blamed for a lot of this devilish devilry and figures prominently, but ascribing all that infernal power to a dude who spends two hours doing his make-up before he leaves the house never seems to strike the producers as even the teensiest bit silly…
Pastor Joseph Schimmel is not actually the host of the series, as stated on the box coverits actor Grant Goodeve who you might recall from The Love Boat, Eight is Enough or Northern Exposure. But if that is Schimmel breathlessly reciting the voice overyou can hear his saliva hitting the mic throughout the entire thing, as he repeatedly trips over his wordshe should have paid Goodeve the extra bucks to narrate as well as host. It sounds like hes amped up on crank and drooling the entire time. Say it, dont spray it, Reverend…
Heres one particularly good short sample of the, er… charms, I guess, of They Sold Their Souls for Rock N Roll that explains how Michael Jackson used an Aleister Crowley-style ritual to contact the spirit of Liberace! Crowley gets blamed for everything here, dont you know? Scroll in to about 2:20 to start.