Everyone has heard the Blues myth... That all Blues has satanic origin, I personally believe this. The theory extends to present day music, meaning most of the music today has satanic influence. Lets start off from the beginning: Robert Johnson, the first man to play blues. He first picked up a guitar, and tried to play, but he was not very good. He wanted to be great, he wanted overnight success. So one night a figure appeared in front of him, and instructed him to go to a crossroad, to sell his soul. He went to the crossroad, and the devil appeared, tuned his guitar, played a few songs, then handed it back to him. The next day Johnson could play guitar better than anyone, and had an amazing blues voice, both of which take years of practice were attained overnight... Strange. Robert Johnson even has songs named "Crossroads" "Me and the Devil Blues" and "Hell hound on my trail." It seems like he was quite open about it, he even told friends that he had sold his soul. But the hellhound caught up to Robert, and ended his life. He died at 27, of mysterious circumstances. Perhaps the most mysterious prospect of the story, is that Robert Johnson could write such good music, with no knowledge of music. If you cant play guitar, and pick one up and try to write a song, youll soon discover its very difficult to create a good sounding tune. Writing music requires knowledge of Guitar scales, music theory, and more. Robert Johnson was a poor, uneducated black man, how he could create such musical masterpieces is a mystery. After Johnson's music released to the public, it influenced many musicians, and started the delta blues movement. His music was so amazing that it created a genre itself. So The Devils music spread more and more and more. Rock n Roll then emerged, heavily blues based. So in essence, many musical genres have satanic origin, but nothing gets as deep and raw as the original, Robert Johnson's music. If you still doubt this theory, read this: There is a musical phenomenon known as the "Satanic Scale." It is a guitar scale that is extremely complex and difficult to understand, I cant even start to explain it. It is known as the C Lydian, or Harmonic Minor scale. The scale produces a very eerie, almost evil sound. The scale was banned from all churches, if someone wrote a song using it, they were excommunicated from the church. Priests and high religious officials commented that the scale provoked sexual and evil feelings in people when played. BBC NEWS | Magazine | The Devil's Music The funny thing about the scale is that it started with BLUES. The Satanic scale is in fact a blues scale, used by Robert Johnson, and even Led Zeppelin (whom you might have heard is very satanic.) So this sums up the theory, I guess you have to be religious to believe/understand it. Please, discuss.