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“Do you expect me to talk?”
“No, Mr. Jesus. I expect you to die!”
Those opening James Bond-aping quotes (Who can name which movie? No cheating!) indicate the level of reverence brought to this Jesus Christ Superstar song. This shouldn’t be surprising. That’s the album it appears on above. The savior of all mankind is looking fiiine.
Yes, Jesus Christ Surferstar one of the stranger tributes out there. All 26 songs from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, turned into Ventures-esq surf rock jams. As you might expect, it’s hit and miss, but the hits hit surprisingly hard. For instance, Atomic Mosquitos go all “Walk Don’t Run” on high priest Caiaphas’ showstopper “This Jesus Must Die.” Never has bloodlust been so danceable!