Those too uptight to dig either horror films or hard rock tend to describe both genres as “satanic” or something to that effect. This was especially true in the 1980s and 1990s, when politicians sought to use pop culture as scapegoats for actual violence.
While radio isn’t the medium it once was, chances are most rock fans have at least one local station that they’ve always loved to tune into. Unfortunately, Chicago recently lost one of their rock stations, that being WLUP, a.k.a The Loop.
To make matters worse, the hard-rocking station was immediately replaced by a Christian music station. No disrespect intended to Christians in general, but that really sucks. Who wants to go from listening to Motley Crue to some sappy ballad about worshiping Jesus?
Thankfully, WLUP decided that if they were going to go out, it would be in style. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the last three songs ever played by WLUP were Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil,” Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” and AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.”
Just reading those titles should be enough to get any rock fan throwing up the horns, and Highway to Hell’s ending led directly into the Christian takeover of the station. Jesus may have won out in the end, but ol’ scratch still got to have his say.