Easter eggs may be hidden around houses and backyards, but they're also hidden all throughout classic rock too. These are some Easter eggs we've unearthed.
1. The Hidden Track on the First Pressing of 'London Calling' called 'Train In Vain'
By the time this track had been recorded by The Clash and added to the album, the cover art had already been sent to the printers so it was too late to add it.
The Clash Hidden Song "Train In Vain" Off London Calling Was Originally Supposed To Be A Give-Away Track
2. 'Over The Rainbow' in 'Tomorrow Never Knows'
Crank up Phil Collins singing 'Tomorrow Never Knows' at 4:14 and you'll hear a very soft and mellow version of 'Over The Rainbow.'
3. The Backwards Message on Pink Floyd's 'Empty Spaces'
If you play 'The Wall' backwards during 'Empty Spaces' then you might hear a secret message from Pink Floyd. According to Vice, the message spoken by Roger Waters says, "Congratulations, you have just discovered the secret message...send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont..."
4. An Etched Message on The Dead Wax of 'Hotel California'
On the run out groove of The Eagles best-selling album, there are two messages on each side of the vinyl. On side 1 of the album, the message says, "Is it 6 o'clock yet?"; On side 2 of the album, the message says "V.O.L. is a Five-Piece Live," indicating the track 'Victim of Love' was recorded live in the studio with the full five-piece band.
5. Another Dead Wax Message Was on Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song'
6. The Backwards Phrase on 'Free As A Bird'
John Lennon utters a phrase near the end of the track, 'Free As A Bird.' When played backwards, you can clearly hear John say, "Turned Out Nice Again."
7. The License Plate in 'Abbey Road' (and other 'Paul is Dead' rumors)
The license plate literally on the Beetle on the album cover of 'Abbey Road' reads, "28IF." Some think this signified that Paul McCartney would have been 28 if he were alive. You can read more about the 'Paul is dead' conspiracy here.
8. The Watercolors on 'In Through The Out Door'
At first it may have seemed like the album sleeves of Zeppelin's 'In Through The Out Door' may have been a bit bland with the simple black and white colors. However, they are actually watercolor paintings. With the magic of a little water, the covers change to color.
9. Tom Petty's Message to CD Listeners
If you owned the 'Full Moon Fever CD, you received a special interlude message from Petty saying the following, "Hello, CD listeners. We’ve come to the point in this album where those listening on cassette or record will have to stand up (or sit down) and turn over the record (or tape). In fairness to those listeners, we’ll now take a few seconds before we begin side two… thank you. Here is side two."
10. Unlisted Track on 'The Spaghetti Incident'
The Guns N' Roses album included an unlisted, bonus track entitled 'Look At Your Game, Girl.' The interesting thing about the unlisted track was that it was written by Charles Manson.