Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Death cults and batcasts

So many religious nuts, so few comets.
Hale-Bopp's approach is the "marker" we've been waiting for
the time for the arrival of the spacecraft from the Level Above Human
to take us home to "Their World" --
in the literal Heavens.

Jello Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles has a quite entertaining podcast--er batcast--now. Three shows are up so far featuring various music from the label with commentary and music news. The 1/18 show includes Turn me on Dead Man with The Hale Bopp (mp3). [CNN archive video of Heaven's Gate here.] I just love songs about crazy religious death cults. A really great one is Guyana Punch by the Judys, which is alas pretty hard to find now. There is a cover of the song by Tullycraft, not a very good version unfortunately, but a lot more accessible.

Jello has a relatively recent album out with the Melvins Sieg Howdy! which includes an updated version of Kalifornia Ueber Alles as sung by the Gropenfuehrer himself [lyrics]. There are some free vintage Jello mp3s here.

And, speaking of songs, here is an appropriate Bad Religion video to watch California burn by (via Pime Forest Collective).


At 2/09/2006 3:12 AM, Blogger John said...

Excellent links. Thanks very much.


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