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The Marxist Minstrels: A Handbook on Communist Subversion of Music Paperback – January 1, 1974


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  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: American Christian College Press; 1st edition (1974)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006CPX8Q
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Son of Flintstone on January 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
An indispensible artifact from the loopy '60s, a great oddball book, highly recommended. If you enjoy this, you're sure to enjoy similar tomes by Pastor Bob Larson, Dan & Steve Peters, Michael K. Haynes, Jacob Aranza, Frank Garlock (THE BIG BEAT pamphlet from Bob Jones University Press, 1971), Kimberly Smith, JEFF GODWIN (!!!), and identical Mormon themes by Lynn A. Bryson, Jack R. Christianson (caramel dipped onions as a metaphor for rock music, yum), E. Lynn Balmforth's BYU Religion Dept. thesis about (shades of Frank Garlock at Bob Jones U) "The Big Beat", the great King Family Lex De Azevedo's MUSIC & MORALITY, former Capitol Records producer from 1966-70, of legendary Mrs. Elva Miller fame.

Great fun, though a hard read. This is actually a reprint of his 1966 comic work, RHYTHM, RIOTS AND REVOLUTION.

Outline:

Folk, then rock, music is mind control. Chapter 1, "Communist Use of Mind Control." Brainwashing, mind-control, diabolical intrigues, page 2, "menticide" - a lethal psychological process that produces a literal suicide of the mind! - footnoted to Edward Hunter's book, BRAINWASHING, nerve-jamming, retardation, hypnotism....

Indoctrination begins for babies as early as ages one or two, via communist educational records with titles such as MUFFIN IN THE COUNTRY, SLEEPY FAMILY, THE LITTLE FIREMAN, THE LITTLE COWBOY, OUT OF DOORS, THE LITTLE PUPPET, and WHEN I GROW UP, via Young Peoples Records and Pram Records labels, Book of the Month Club, and the Children's Record Guild, "...subsidized no doubt by Moscow....
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Justin C. Williams on July 25, 2011
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I bought this at a Summit Ministries a few years ago and I finally got a chance to read it but I am really not sure how to rate it. The book is well written and extensively cited, markings of the high quality I am used to from Mr. Noebel. I almost completely disagree with what he is saying and while I don't argue with his facts I don't agree with his conlusions. He is coming from a Christian conservative view which he makes clear at the end of almost every chapter. He makes his points assuming that is your worldview. So if that is your worldview I would recommended reading this book for a conservative Chrsitian's take on pop music. You will not find anything better on the market. But even though it's not my worldview I still enjoyed reading it becuase I found it so humerous. From Noebel's hatred of the Beatles music to his descriptions of sexual bass and drum combinations, as a liberal and a music lover I found this to be one of the funniest books I've ever read. It felt similar to reading to Colbert's book. So I'm conflicted on how to rate it becuase I loved the book for the wrong reasons.....
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10 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Martha on May 7, 2010
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Its a good book to read from a historical standpoint and seeing the chaos we have today vindicates Dr. Noebels' analytical and political warnings. Music does influence emotions, can influence will, if applied with drugs and other cultural inhibitions. This book documents that, plus the addition of political subterfuge. It seems very 'apprapo' to our society of today, considering the "enemy with in" wants socialism or worse, and more to the reality of it, a Marxist/Communistic society, that they consider to be utopia. The political/religious views of those musicians of that time were exactly as their music expressed radical disapproval of: capitalism, freedom of religion because that system represented Christianity, and constitutional law with absolutes. Their desire to promote chaos to change America was a way to bring about their "change". No one understood this music at the time, believing it to be another form of "art", "expression", "fun", etc. They thought it could be heard without influencing the political arena; the idea of music as a vehicle to subterfuge was to shocking and deemed extreme. It was excused as a way for the young to have their "cause" and would pass. Dr. Noebel was warning them, and his book spells out the affiliations the musicians had and how the words and the rhythms were originally chosen to cause reaction, ally rebellion, create a state of euphoria and rage that would cause chaos. His warnings were dismissed as "alarmist" and "nutty" and more.

This parallels our society now; we are being warned today of the radical beliefs that the radical muslim religion has, that it is not just another 'religious form' as Americans think, like "art forms" were then.
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