Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Superstar

This is a little late, but what's Easter without a little Jesus Christ Superstar action?

Now I'm personally partial to the 1970 original cast recording over the 1973 movie version, mainly since I'm not a big fan of Ted Neely as Jesus. However, Carl Anderson certainly did a fine performance of Judas in the latter iteration, and since the musical is really about Judas anyway, I'd like to post this move clip. Enjoy!

7 comments:

greyannemusic said...

This is trippy business. I think you have converted me to Christianity now.

Jess Gulbranson said...

Thanks, Dr. Carl Anderson was a pretty amazing Judas- and you're right, it is his show. Hard to dispute Murray Head's claim (along with Ian Gillan's as Jesus).

But... I saw Corey Glover as Judas, and WOOOOOOW!!! Check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed6TsOCIvUA

I think I was actually at this show. :)

Ms. Goldie D. said...

MY choice for best recording is the movie is for these reasons:

"Hey cool it man."
Carl Anderson
Simon and The Zealots
Jesus sounds like a burn out.

GREYANNE - Have you seen JCSS?

Jess Gulbranson said...

I was killing some time at lunch just now with Kayla at Blockbuster, looking at cheapo DVDs, and found the JCS DVD for 4 bucks. Can't believe I didn't already own it.

Dr. Something said...

Wow, Jess, that show with Corey Glover must've been amazing!

Goldie, do you think Ted Neeley Jesus sounds like more or less of a burn-out than Jeepers Creepers?

Ms. Goldie D. said...

"Check this shit ou-ou--out..."*

Ted Neeley sounded like a burn out before he was even eligible for burn out status. His vocal styling in the role of Christ is the blueprint for future generations of burn outs.

Does any of this make any sense because I am pretty high right now.

*I only saw Jeepers Creepers a few years back. I always thought JCSS was a comic gold mine. Clearly exemplified by some of the finest comedic talents of our generation.

Dr. Something said...

Haha. Hilarious and makes perfect sense, Goldie. I also only first saw Jeepers Creepers a few years ago. As I watched it, I realized how surprising it was that I had never seen anyone do a parody of JCSS before. If there ever were a pop culture text screaming for it! Like you said, it's a comic gold mine.

It's also interesting viewing Jeepers Creepers these days and experiencing that weird sense of meta-retro, watching a 90s-themed parody of a hyper-stylized 1970s movie musical. Head asplode.