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Tuesday 10 April 2012

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Season 3, Episode 14: Fifteen Flavours of Jesus

Yesterday was Easter Monday, and I spent the holiday thinking about Jesus. The devil got his crack at it a couple weeks ago, and this week I gave Jesus a whirl. Although this episode probably won't appeal to the hardcore Jesus freak, tossing off lame Jesus jokes is like shooting fish in a barrel. Ergo, I concocted this strange mix of misguided piety, healthy cynicism, cornball rock and haunting gospel:

Ernie Marrs and Family - Plastic Jesus
Wayne Raney - We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus (and a Lot Less Rock and Roll)
Lowell Blanchard and the Valley Trio - Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
Richard Cheese - Personal Jesus
King Missile - Jesus Was Way Cool
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs - Gettin' High for Jesus
Violent Femmes - Jesus Walking on the Water
The Minutemen - Jesus and Tequila
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Jesus on the Mainline
Seasick Steve and the Level Devils - Sorry Mr. Jesus
Viola James - I'm Going Home to Live with Jesus
Jesse Mae Hemphill - Jesus Will Fix It For You
Johnny Cash and Billy Joe Shaver - You Can't Beat Jesus

That's enough Jesus to see me through to next year. I hope you appreciate the hard work and research that went into this episode - now all the targeted ads when I web search are for miracle cures, spiritual retreats, and large-print bibles...

The Bang & Jangle Radio Hour airs Mondays 9:00-10:00 p.m. on Trent Radio, 92.7 in Peterborough, or online at

Season 3, Episode 14

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