Go Tell It On The Mountain!

A warm xmas interlude brought to you by Stanley J. Zappa.

28 Responses to “Go Tell It On The Mountain!”

  1. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    Now THAT’S energy!
    (And I am right now thanking Gawd for Public Access Television)

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Me I’m loving the bass part. Clearly there’s a Christian studio bass player out there that thought: “I may well be recording a karaoke track, this however should not stop me from injecting some bad ass FUNK into this here ditty.”

  3. Roscoe Bledsoe says:

    Don’t know if it’s Myrna or Henrietta, but the one on the right is one sexy bitch!

  4. SJZ says:

    It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

    To give credit where credit is due, this came from Boing Boing. Long live Boing Boing!

    Hopefully they’ll have a follow-up track to help ring in the new year.

  5. Kevin Hoover says:

    I wasn’t aware that Vixen had re-formed again.

    What is this, their ninth comeback?

  6. Hugh says:

    My God that was fantastic! It had everything. Bad direction. Horrible singing and cheesy holiday sweaters.
    If you notice at the two min. mark, the cute one (cough!) on the left finally feels the spirit Jee-sus and cracks a smile. While the the sober hottie on the right maintains a straight face and seems to be wondering if this is really a stepping stone to meeting Simon Cowell of American Idol.

    Thanks SJZ & Boing. Excellent find!

  7. jane23 says:

    JESUS IS THE BEST!!!

  8. robin says:

    Well, is this Scott Thunes’ final attempt to get mercy from the lord for causing the break-up of The ’88 Best Band (you never heard in your life)

  9. bernard says:

    The political economy of music.

    An economic downturn = re- appearance of the old truly bad guys. No Jesus needed. The elementary cre- appears.
    Have a look at the figures of the economic cycle ( eco developments) of the last 30 years.
    Whenever there’s an eco downturn, for instance AC/ DC re – appears.
    Next step ( condition = continuing eco downturn): Blue Oyster Cult.

    There’s one thing I do not understand. It might happen to be related to US supremacy ( for the time being). Why does that sort of Bruce Springsteen ( horresco referens) survive?
    And why – as simple as Springsteen- however much more true to themselves: Status Quo doesn’ t? It just happened to be the same: always 2/4 with a few exeptions?

  10. jane23 says:

    she has gotta be thinking: if anybody from the dungeon sees this tape my career as a dominatrix is over!!!

  11. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from bernard:

    The political economy of music.

    An economic downturn = re- appearance of the old truly bad guys. No Jesus needed. The elementary cre- appears.
    Have a look at the figures of the economic cycle ( eco developments) of the last 30 years.
    Whenever there’s an eco downturn, for instance AC/ DC re – appears.
    Next step ( condition = continuing eco downturn): Blue Oyster Cult.

    There’s one thing I do not understand. It might happen to be related to US supremacy ( for the time being). Why does that sort of Bruce Springsteen ( horresco referens) survive?
    And why – as simple as Springsteen- however much more true to themselves: Status Quo doesn’ t? It just happened to be the same: always 2/4 with a few exeptions?

    This comment was kindly donated by the European Institute For The Betterment Of Utterly Bewildering Off Topic Comments (EIFTBOUBOTC).

  12. bernard says:

    You’re just too kind, Barry et al.

    We’ll laugh ourselfs to pieces.

  13. jane23 says:

    umm, back on topic. In the next scene, a bucket of blood falls on Henrietta’s head and she uses her telekinetic powers to wreak havoc on her highschool classmates.

  14. Roland says:

    Nice thought jane23. I was imagining into the same direction: the right head explodes all over sudden.

  15. Propellerkuh says:

    Yes, it is more than easy to ridicule these Jesus victims. To work against their influence, or convince one of them of a life without lies or cheating is a task not many of us take upon them. Sorry for disappointing some of you …

  16. jane23 says:

    i don’t view them as victims of jesus, but their singing kinda sucks.

  17. urbangraffito says:

    “I’ll Make A Dirty Little Religion Out Of Lovin’ / I’ll Make A Dirty Little Convert Out Of You…”

    Can I get an Amen from the Choir?

  18. terje says:

    i didn’t know ac/dc ever went away. those guys have packed arenas since the 70′s.

  19. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    “Things of round are boring…”

  20. jane23 says:

    That was the best cover of the GTO’s Circular Circulation I ever heard in my life.

  21. Propellerkuh says:

    A quote from Propellerkuh:

    i don’t view them as victims of jesus, but their singing kinda sucks.

    After “whoever Jesus was” is long dead, of course these deplorable people are victims, and by their own will on top, but nevertheless victims. And their singing sucks beyond words, yes!
    The body language of the poor young girl tells a sad, sad story. But our first thought should be how to get those people out of the web their society has spun them in.

  22. SOFA says:

    I don’t see anyone as a “victim” of Jesus – some type of belief, or “faith”, in-or-of the unknown is a very human way of making a mental “order” of a chaotic existence…
    Henrietta & Myrna are victims of Karaoke – if anything.

  23. Propellerkuh says:

    ever ran into the term “fashion victims”? fashion doesn’t live, fashion doesn’t speak. how come that some people are fashion vitims? that was the meaning I gave to the words””Jesus victims”. can you agree with that?

  24. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    Hmmmm…. I think “fashion” in this example is much closer to “karaoke” than to “Jesus”, so obviously I can agree with that.
    ‘Theos’ vs ‘Atheos’ is a much more problematic debate…
    My favorite karaoke story: I was in Japan in 1978, when this “new” form of self-entertainment was just beginning to get popular. I frequented a nightclub call San-mon (3-penny) Opera, where the “House Band” (a duo on Piano & Bass) always played – with 2 very thick Lyric ‘songbooks’ of popular Japanese songs, to keep up with the karaoke demand.
    The Pianist (don’t know his real name, but everyone called him George) responded to my question regarding the popularity of this ‘new’ “Art Form” with, “Kara means empty (karate = empty hand) and Oke means vessel designed to hold or contain something. So, Oonk-san, Karaoke is there for people who can’t carry a tune in a bucket.”
    I think Henrietta & Myrna personify George’s definition quite nicely…

  25. Robert says:

    I utterly *love* that young girl’s vokuhila hairdo. (For non-germans: “vokuhila” means “vorne kurz, hinten lang”, which roughly translates to “short on the front and long in the back”).

  26. tombo says:

    And while we’re on the topic, can anyone tell me why Moses left the stone plates with all the asterisks to the 10 Commandments behind?

    As in: “Thou shalt not kill.*”

    “* Just kidding, carry on.”

    That’s just me, wondering. Back to the vid, the one on the right looks evil, dudes! Oh no, hang on … as the camera moves back, it looks like shes … no, that can’t be! … It looks like she’s Master-bate-nin! … lol …

  27. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    “I’ll Make A Dirty Little Religion Out Of Lovin’ / I’ll Make A Dirty Little Convert Out Of You…”

    Can I get an Amen from the Choir?

    Amen.

  28. Alex says:

    Did Art Barrow overdub the bass on this ditty?

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