Sinéad O'Connor [00:28]
Ensign VAS 1062 1988
More Ants on this track than you would think, and a Stiff Little Finger.
"Jesus Built My Hotrod (Short, Pusillanimous * So-They-Can-Fit-More-Commercials-On-The-Radio Edit)"
Jesus Built My Hotrod
Sire 0-40211 1991
Mike D'Abo [08:22]
"King Herod's Song (Try It and See)"
Jesus Christ Superstar
Decca DXSA 7206 1970
Manfred Mann's front man handles King Herod on the original studio version.
Joshua Mostel [11:25]
"King Herod's Song"
Jesus Christ Superstar
MCA Records MCA2-11000 1973
Zero's son definitely plays it for laughs.
The Jesus Lizard [16:10]
The Jesus Lizard
Touch and Go T&G #43 1989
So, fun story. This is actually The Jesus Lizard's debut EP however I caught this record literrally at a CBGB's show where David Yow was flinging copies of this record off the stage.
Kris Kristofferson [18:08]
"Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)"
Jesus Was a Capricorn
Monument KZ 31909 1972
Honor your influences.
Joe Ely [20:37]
"Suckin' on a Big Bottle of Gin"
MCA Records MCA-837 1980
Definitely going to need some gin after all those religious tunes. A fine Butch Hancock number.
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman [23:53]
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Impulse! AS-40 1963
Recorded on March 7, 1963 in Englewood Cliffs NJ with vocals by Hartman, tenor sax by Coltrane, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and of course Elvin Jones on drums.
Johnny Mathis [29:43]
Johnny's Greatest Hits
Columbia CL 1133 1958
The one and only San Franciscan Johnny Mathis. One of my mother's favorite songs. Fun fact: Johhny Mathis and fellow Bay Area athlete Bill Russell vied against each other in the high jump during their high school years.
Richard Harris [32:46]
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull (excerpt)"
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
ABC/Dunhill Records DSD-50160 1973
Stoopit conformist seagulls all focused on food and fighting. Don't they know what it is to fly?!
Spandau Ballet [37:12]
"To Cut a Long Story Short"
Journeys to Glory
Chrysalis CHR 1331 1981
The debut albums from these London synth natives. This track made it to number 5 on the UK singles chart. Evidently this song was also Vince Clarke's inspiration for "Just Can't Get Enough".
Terry Allen [40:31]
"The Juarez Device/Dialogue: The Characters/A Simple Story"
Fate Records 1394 1981 (original release 1975)
Quite a tale, let me tell you. If this sounds like you kinda thing, definitely check this album out.
Dalis Car [46:00]
"The Judgement Is the Mirror"
The Judgement Is the Mirror
Paradox Records DOX 1-12 1984
What happens when you take one part of Bauhaus (Murphy) and one part of Japan (Karn) and stick them in a studio? You get a Captain Beefheart inspired name with a Brian Eno inspired sound.
Siouxsie and the Banshees [50:36]
PVC Records 8903 1981
The fourth studio album from Siouxsie and company. Their sound is wonderfully lifted by the guitarwork of John McGeoch.
Harry Belafonte [53:53]
"Jump in the Line"
Jump Up Calypso
RCA Victor LPM-2388 1961
Another one from my father's collection. Side two has a couple of other standout tracks including versions of "Monkey" and "Angelina".
June Havoc [57:32]
"Scene 1: Waterfront"
June Havoc - The Record Acting Game
Co-Star CS-105 1977 (original release 1958)
Well, did you get the part? You're a shoe-in for Johnny.
Music behind the DJ: "Come and Get It" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra