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King_Ghidra
14-10-2005, 13:53:25
http://www.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,16373,1591183,00.html


This week's top ten:

1 Jesus Built My Hotrod Ministry

2 Personal Jesus Johnny Cash

3 (Jesus Hits Like An) Atom Bomb Blind Boys of Alabama

4 God Is in the House Nick Cave

5 Dear God XTC

6 Jesus Walks Kanye West

7 (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go Curtis Mayfield

8 Chase the Devil Max Romeo

9 Me And the Devil Blues Robert Johnson

10 Sympathy For the Devil Rolling Stones


you lucky mofo's got to hear god is in the house thanks to me on one of the LWP's

Greg W
14-10-2005, 14:12:28
The devil's in the house of the rising sun...

Funko
14-10-2005, 14:13:34
Where's the devil came to georgia...

King_Ghidra
14-10-2005, 14:25:33
in the big discard pile

Funko
14-10-2005, 14:37:16
It's a Retreat classic.

Gramercy Riffs
14-10-2005, 17:14:03
Jesus Loves America by The Shamen (long before Mr C turned up with songs about E's and God knows what, they had a few quite good "indie" songs)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
15-10-2005, 10:33:52
There's an excellent song covered by Iris DeMent the lyrics of which neatly skewer some of the more vocal Baby Bush constituency in the U.S.A. :

God May Forgive You
by Harlan Howard and Bobby Braddock

You say that you're born again,
Cleansed of your former sins
You want me to say "I forgive and forget"
But you've done too much to me
Don't you be touching me,
Go back and touch all those women you've made

Ccause God may forgive you, but I won't
Yes, Jesus loves you, but I don't
They don't have to live with you and neither do I
You say that you're born again, well so am I
God may forgive you, but I won't
And I won't even try

Well, the kids had to cry for you
I had to try to do
Things that the Dad should do
Since you've been gone
Well, you really let us down
You may be Heaven 'bound
But you've left one hell of a mess here at home

'Cause God may forgive you, but I won't
Yes, Jesus loves you, but I don't
They don't have to live with you and neither do I
You say that you're born again, well so am I
God may forgive you, but I won't
And I won't even try

I won't even try


So my list of rousing testifyin' anthems, to bring home vittory in a sweet chariot, kumbaya, Lord, my sweet lord :

Iris DeMent: God May Forgive You

Mahalia Jackson: Walk All Over God's Heaven

Patti Smith: Easter

Paul Robeson: Mary Had A Baby, Yes Lord

Marianne Faithfull: Sign Of Judgment

Jane Siberry: Wildwood Carol

Jeff Buckley: The Coventry Carol/Corpus Christi Carol

David Byrne & Brian Eno: The Jezebel Spirit

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Allah Hu

Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin, Directed By Father Guido Haazen: Kyrie Eleison

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2005, 10:36:29
"Lucifer over London" and "The descent of Long Satan and Babylon" by Current 93. In fact, Current 93 have done literally hundreds of songs about God and Satan.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
15-10-2005, 10:39:54
I'd have to have The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and 'Fire' on my satanic majesties' list.


After all, he confessed to being the god of hellfire....

http://www.godofhellfire.co.uk/

Foetus
16-10-2005, 20:42:00
One for each side:

"Are you drinking with me, Jesus?" - Jello Biafra + Mojo Nixon and the Toad Liquors

"Descent into the Inferno" - Scraping Foetus off the wheel

Scabrous Birdseed
18-10-2005, 11:58:32
I really don't understand the appeal of the Blind Boys of Alabama. They're more or less a second-rate rip-off of Gospel Highway greats The Original Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, with their only virtues apparently that they survived the drink-and-women lifestyle of the fifties and a lucrative ability to connect with the indie-and-roots crowd.

If you want that particular song, what's wrong with the Pilgrim Travellers' version? They at least had something original on offer.