sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2009

A few explanations.

People still haven't stopped asking me the same questions all the time.

"Why did you stop writing the blog?"
"Why did you let Jesvs Cristvs die?"
"How could you let Jesvs die when It was on the height of Its maturity and originality?"

Those are all difficult questions and it still hurts a lot for me to talk about this subject. There hasn't been a single day in which I could sleep without having my head tormented with those very questions.

It has been 20 days since I made the last post on this very blog. And since this day I didn't have a single night of sleep. I feel like I am dying inside. And I think it's time for you people to know the truth.

As everyone knows, this blog was originally conceived back in 1986 in Okene, Nigeria, by two missionary priests, Father Leylo and Father Alfred.

Father Leylo in Okene, 2005

20 days ago, 10/10/09, three masked man declaring to be islamic fundamentalists entered in our chapel, 20km north from Okene, and shot five persons, including Father Leylo.

Everyone died instantly except, as a miracle, our beloved Priest. But his condition keeps getting worse and worse. Unfortunately our funds are diminishing and we have no way to pay for the expensive treatment our priest Leylo needs.

If anyone wants to collaborate in anyway for Father Leylo, we accept every kind of donation. We are located at Okene Highway A1, number 332, Okene, Nigeria.

If your country doesn't have diplomatic relations with Nigeria (that would be the case for the USA, England and Germany, for example), send a postcard with best wishes for our father to the address:

Street: Rua Ceará
Number: 2476
District: Bairro Marquês
Zipcode: CEP: 64003-400
City: Teresina
State: Piauí
Country: Brazil

May God be with you.

sábado, 10 de outubro de 2009

[Cover and Tribvtes XI] Ian Dury Tribute - Brand New Boots and Panties

After Ian Dury's death in 2000, some artists and musicians gathered themselves up to record a tribute album to the fallen one. The album name mocks that of Ian Dury's classic 1977 record: "New Boots and Panties!!!".

Among the people who appeared to record this tribute are Sinead O'connor, the british guys from Madness, the beautiful Shane MacGowan and, to the surprise of everyone: Sir Paul McCartney!

How the hell did the ex-beatle happen to be here, I'm not sure, but his version of "Partial to your Abracadabra" is probably the best thing he has ever done since 1973.

1. Sinead O'Connor With The Blockheads - Wake Up And Make Love With Me (4:58)
2. Robbie Williams and The Blockheads - Sweet Gene Vincent (4:07)
3. Paul McCartney & The Blockheads - I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra (3:31)
4. Madness - My Old Man (3:13)
5. Billy Brag And The Blokes - Billericay Dickie (4:43)
6. Wreckless Eric and The Blockheads - Clevor Trever (6:15)
7. Cerys Matthews and The Blockheads - If I Was With A Woman (3:34)

8. Grant Nicholas and The Blockheads - Blockheads (4:07)
9. Shane MacGowan and The Blockheads - Plaistow Patricia (4:03)
10. Keith Allen and The Blockheads - Blackmail Man (2:14)

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On an unrelated note, this is the 100th post of the blog. And today is 10/10. And this album has 10 songs. And right now is, according to my watch: 10:00am. That means something, right? Any Inca prophecies?

sexta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2009

[Covers and Tribvtes X] Jesvs Cristvs - Respect

Respect was permanently written in the hall-of-fame of music in 1967 when Aretha Franklin recorded her wonderful version of the song. Originally it was written and recorded by Ottis Redding in 1965(you can check this version on the download file), and it's a pretty good version, but Aretha's one is just an untouchable classic gem.

Anyway, there are some other pretty interesting covers of "Respect" here. There's garagerock, disco(there's always some disco, isn't it?), an epic rendition by the eighties band Dexy's Midnight Runners and even a version sung in the BASQUE idiom (euskara) called Errespetua. It doesn't make much sense, I know, but it's goddarn interesting.

1. The Vagrants - Respect (2:15)
2. Rotary Connection - Respect (3:02)
3. Adeva - respect (4:01)
4. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Respect (Radio1 30.05.81) (5:09)
5. Fermin Muguruza - Errespetua (3:00)
6. Otis Redding - Respect (2:09)
7. Rationals - respect (2:38)

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[Covers and Tribvtes IX] Jesvs Cristvs - Our Beatles's Favourite Covers

Some really interesting Beatles's covers here for you fellows.
-Echo & the Bunnymen's rendition of Ticked To Ride is sometimes even better than the original. More rocking and straightforward than you could ever imagine.
-Otis Redding's famous Day Tripper soul cover.
-Marianne Faithfull (ex Mick Jagger's girlfriend) singing I'm A Loser in a beautifully sophisticated tone.
-My favourite here is the last song. Booker T & The MG's instrumental version of I Want You (She's so Heavy). Powerful stuff, I tell ya.
-almost every cover here is interesting and worthy, I'll stop being a brat and just let it up to you guys to decide which ones are your favourites.


1. Echo & The Bunnymen - Ticket to Ride (3:43)
2. Lowell Fulson - Why Don't We Do It in the Road? (3:46)
3. 801 feat. Manzanera & Brian Eno - Tomorrow Never Knows (6:08)
4. Teenage Fanclub - Tell Me What You See (2:53)
5. Otis Redding - Day Tripper (3:15)
6. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Helter Skelter (3:48)
7. Nils Lofgren - Any Time At All (2:44)
8. Little Junior Parker - Taxman (3:46)
9. The Damned - Help (1:25)
10. Marianne Faithfull - I'm a Loser (2:15)
11. 10cc - Across the Universe (3:36)
12. V/A Beatles Covers - Why Don't We Do It In The Road? - I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Al Green (2:18)
13. Peter Sellers - She Loves You (2:03)
14. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Here Comes The Sun (2:58)
15. rainer ptacek - within you without you
16. Laibach -One After 909
17. Billy Bragg - Revolution (front + back covers required)
18. Joe Cocker - I`ll Cry Instead
19. Booker T. and the MGs - I Want You (She's So Heavy)

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quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2009

[Covers and Tribvtes VIII] Señor Coconut Y su Conjunto - Fiesta songs & Autobahn

Señor Coconut is the codename for Uwe Schmidt, a german DJ who, under this fake latino name, records classic songs in a LATIN style. This stuff is great and funny as hell. Their version of Kraftwerk's electronic classic Autobahn is almost as cool as the original one.

  1. "Smoke on the Water" [Cha-Cha-Cha] – 4:49
  2. "Riders on the Storm" [Merengue] – 5:05
  3. "Smooth Operator" [Mambo Cha-Cha-Cha] – 4:04
  4. "Oxygène, Pt. 2" [Mambo Cha-Cha-Cha] – 3:36
  5. "Blue Eyes" [Bolero] – 3:57
  6. "Beat It" [Merengue] – 3:55
  7. "Electrolatino" [Mambo Cha-Cha-Cha] – 4:06
  8. "Autobahn" [Cumbia]
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[Covers and Tribvtes VII] The String Quartet Tribute to Pixies (2004)

Pixies played by a quartet of violins and cello. Suits perfectly your romantic candlelight dinner with that girl.

1. The String Quartet - Here Comes Your Man (3:21)
2. The String Quartet - Gigantic (3:08)
3. The String Quartet - Caribou (3:19)
4. The String Quartet - Debaser (2:53)
5. The String Quartet - Cactus (2:29)
6. The String Quartet - Velouria (3:33)
7. The String Quartet - Gouge Away (2:50)
8. The String Quartet - Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons (2:40)
9. The String Quartet - Wave Of Mutilation (2:05)
10. The String Quartet - Monkey Gone to Heaven (2:55)
11. The String Quartet - Where Is My Mind? (3:47)
12. The String Quartet - Burned For Good (Original Track) (2:57)

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quarta-feira, 7 de outubro de 2009

[Covers and Tribvtes VI] - "96 tears"

Too many teardrops... for one heart... to be cryin'...
Too many teardrops... for one heart... to carry on...

96 tears is a classic garage-rock song from 1966. The original version is by "? & The Mysterians" (yes, the name of the leadsinger is ?). On the video above you can check they performing it in 1998.

They keyboard riff is one of the most catchy ever so it's no surprise the song was extensively covered by a whole lot of different bands. From the famous Strangles punky cover to Aretha Franklin's soul version.

My favourite version is the hardrock/bluesy version by a band called Gerardo Manuel & El Humo. I had never heard of this guy before but they knock it off pretty well in an anthemic way.

So, here they are, fifteen versions of ninety six tears.

1. Question Mark And The Mysterians - 96 Tears (2:56)
2. Cramps - 96 Tears (2:18)
3. The Pretty Things'n Mates - 96 Tears (2:59)
4. Inspiral Carpets - 96 Tears (2:39)
5. Suicide - 96 Tears (Live At Cbgb's) (3:48)
6. PRIMAL SCREAM - 96 Tears (2:55)
7. Todd Rundgren - 96 Tears (Froggy Went A Pumpkin) (3:08)
8. Prisoners - 96 tears (2:57)
9. Eddie & The Hot Rods - 96 Tears (Live) (2:57)
10. Stranglers - 96 Tears (3:05)
11. Aretha Franklin - 96 Tears (2:21)

12. Big Maybelle - 96 Tears (2:24)
13. Music Machine - 96 Tears (2:20)
14. Hypstrz - 96 Tears (2:19)
15. Gerardo Manuel & El Humo - 96 Tears (6:20)

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terça-feira, 6 de outubro de 2009

[Covers and Tribvtes V] Ramones - Acid Eaters

The Ramones released one of their most unusual albums in 1993. They combined their fast, driving, punk sound to twelve classic rock songs from the 1960s. The band had always had an affection for the raw energy of early rock songs, even hiring the legendary Phil Spector to produce their 1980 album "End of the Century." Seventeen years after their first album, the band released an album containing nothing but covers of 1960s songs, giving it an appropriately wild title: "Acid Eaters."

1."Journey to the Center of the Mind" – 2:52
(Original by Amboy Dukes)
2."Substitute" – 3:15
(Original by The Who)
3."Out of Time" – 2:41
(Original by The Rolling Stones)
4."The Shape of Things to Come" – 1:46
(Original by Max Frost and the Troopers)
5."Somebody to Love" – 2:31
(Original by The Great Society)
6."When I Was Young" – 3:16
(Original by The Animals)
7."7 and 7 Is" – 1:50
(Original by Love)
8."My Back Pages" – 2:27
(Original by Bob Dylan)
9."Can't Seem to Make You Mine" – 2:42
(Original by The Seeds)
10."Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" – 2:22
(Original by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
11."I Can't Control Myself"– 2:55
(Original by The Troggs)
12."Surf City" – 2:26
(Original by Jan and Dean)


[Covers and Tribvtes IV] Jesvs Cristvs - Light My Fire

Obviously everyone has already heard that song more than a thousand times. But it's Covers and Tribvtes week on Jesvs Cristvs and we're not interested in original versions, we want the freaky covers people did of it.

Light My Fire with a disco beat? With a black-metal singer? Bossa-novaey? Reggaey?

Interesting stuff.

1. Amii Stewart - Light My Fire (8:19)
2. Amorphis - Light my fire (2:52)
3. Cibo Matto - Light my fire (2:01)
4. friedrich gulda-light my fire (7:23)
5. Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger - Light My Fire (4:22)
6. Massive Attack - Ligth My Fire (live) (3:15)
7. Thievery Corporation - Light My Fire - Astrud Gilberto (2:55)
8. TYPE O NEGATIVE - Light My Fire (3:15)
9. UB 40 - light my fire (3:47)

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segunda-feira, 5 de outubro de 2009

[Covers and Tribvtes III] Bryan Ferry - Dylanesque (2007)

Great news, everyone!
Noel Gallagher, from Oasis, was kind enough to send us a quick message. Noel has been a follower of the site since its beginning back in 1997. Noel and Liam always kept close contact with the website. In 2002, Jesvs Cristvs was the first website to broadcast their hit single "The Hindu Times", even before

Noel's message:

Thanks a lot, mate!

On an unrelated note, this is Bryan Ferry's (ex lead-singer from Roxy Music) album from 2007: Dylanesque. It comprises of eleven covers of Bob Dylan.

Ferry is a pretty talented folk, and these versions are all really interesting. The album sold quite well back then and even scored a Top 10 in the UK and in Sweden(like someone would care about Sweden's top charts).

All tracks composed by Bob Dylan:
  1. "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – 3:50
  2. "Simple Twist of Fate" – 5:18
  3. "Make You Feel My Love" – 3:22
  4. "The Times They Are a-Changin'" – 3:40
  5. "All I Really Want to Do" – 2:29
  6. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" – 6:13
  7. "Positively Fourth Street" – 3:45
  8. "If Not for You" – 2:40
  9. "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" – 2:13
  10. "Gates of Eden" – 5:12
  11. "All Along the Watchtower" – 3:46
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[Covers and Tribvtes II] - "Get Ready"

"Get Ready" is one of my favourite motown songs ever. Originally by Smokey Robinson, it was made famous by The Temptations(1966) and Rare Earth(1970). Both of these versions are in the download file below, together with other curious covers of the song: a britpop versio by the band ASH (1995), a corny disco remake by Carol Hitchcock (1987) and a crappy rnb version by Black Eyed Peas's Fergie(2006). And more.

1. Ash - Get Ready (2:51)
3. Fergie - Here I Come (3:21)
4. Rare Earth - Get Ready (2:46)
5. Smokey robinson - 05 - Get Ready (5:52)
6. Diana Ross and The Supremes - Get Ready (2:44)
7. The Temptations - Get ready (4:28)

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[Covers and Tribvtes - I] Rush - Feedback (2004)

"Feedback is a studio EP by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 2004. The album features eight covers of songs that were influential for the band members during the 1960's."

Great versions by a band I've never been a big fan of. "For What It's Worth" is still one of the best songs ever written.
  1. "Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran, arr. by Blue Cheer/The Who) – 3:43
  2. "Heart Full of Soul" (Graham Gouldman, arr. by The Yardbirds) – 2:52
  3. "For What It's Worth" (Stephen Stills, arr. by Buffalo Springfield) – 3:30
  4. "The Seeker" (Pete Townshend, arr. by The Who) – 3:27
  5. "Mr. Soul" (Neil Young, arr. by Buffalo Springfield) – 3:51
  6. "Seven and Seven Is" (Arthur Lee, arr. by Love) – 2:53
  7. "Shapes of Things" (The Yardbirds) – 3:16
  8. "Crossroads" (Robert Johnson, arr. by Cream) – 3:27
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Covers and Tribvtes Week

From today (10/5) to saturday (10/10) we will be undergoing a special week.
All posts made in the blog are going to be related to COVER VERSIONS or TRIBUTE ALBUNS.

If you have any suggestions, leave a comment or an email to

Jesvs Cristvs administration staff.

domingo, 4 de outubro de 2009

Tom Zé - Estudando o Samba (1975)

The weirdest samba album I've ever heard.

Tom Zé is a brilliant brazilian multi-instrumentalist that was influential in the late sixties Tropicália movement but kept recording great albuns in the other decades too.

Even though he's a very talented artist, Tom Zé didn't enjoy much success and lived in relative obscurity throughout the 80's and 90's, until David Byrne, Talking Heads's lead singer, in a visit to Rio de Janeiro, found this album(Estudando o Samba, Studying Samba) in a record shop and instantaneously fell in love.

Byrne then went on to find Tom Zé and offered to produce him and sign him to his american label Luaka Bop from this point on. This is a true story, I swear. I read it in the internet.

Tom Zé in 1978, on a sexy photoshoot for Playboy magazine.

  1. "" (Tom Zé)
  2. "A Felicidade" (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)
  3. "Toc" (Tom Zé)
  4. "Tô" (Élton Medeiros - Tom Zé)
  5. "Vai (Menina Amanhã de Manhã)" (Perna - Tom Zé)
  6. "Ui! (Você Inventa)" (Odair - Tom Zé)
  7. "Doi" (Tom Zé)
  8. "Mãe (Mãe Solteira)" (Élton Medeiros - Tom Zé)
  9. "Hein?" (Tom Zé - Vicente Barreto)
  10. "Só (Solidão)" (Tom Zé)
  11. "Se" (Tom Zé)
  12. "Índice" (José Briamonte - Heraldo do Monte - Tom Zé)
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Big Daddy - Sgt. Pepper's (1992)

Another Sgt. Pepper tribute album in less than a week, this is how previsible this blog is. Anyway, this won't be a problem since we all love hearing what people do to the Beatles's songs.

Big Daddy used to be a parody band from Los Angelos in the eighties. They were famous for playing well-known classics in 50's style. "When I'm Sixty Four" is now a doo-wop ballad. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" is turned into rockabilly. "A Day in The Life" sounds like as if it were made by Buddy Holly. And I love it all.

Big Daddy performing their version of the title-track on a german tv show. (skip to 1 minute):

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Ps: thanks to Jaypee Murphy who showed me this album by sending an email to Send your emails to us with suggestions too!