Full album from Sonseed, the 1980s Christian band that did "Jesus is a Friend of Mine"

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  1. MrsBug says:

    @#21 – Umm, because it’s funny?

    I’m a practicing Christian and even I find this amusing. I’m surprised my FIL/MIL don’t have it. They’ve got all sorts of crazy stuff and serious bootleg tapes from all sorts of early 70′s Christian musicians/concerts.

  2. banjology says:

    Am I the only one here who’s beginning to think EH might just be Michael Scott?

  3. dbzeroone says:

    The sprout on the cover looks suspiciously like marijuana! BONG HITS FOR JESUS!!

  4. gretagretchen says:

    they’re no altar boys.

  5. Johnny Cat says:

    This was a great juxta for my marathon listening of Death Magnetic.

  6. drivenbyboredom says:

    slip knot has a friend in jesus too….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5HDH1FhEsY

  7. OM says:

    …Sorry, but this can’t hold a candle to the Doobie Brothers’ Jesus Is Just All Right With Me.

    “I can fix that for you.”

    …Wanna know what the immunization for that one is? Wake up in the middle of a colonoscopy with six feet of camera up the wazoo like I did, and guaranteed you’ll stay on the straight side of the fence :-? :-)

  8. mdh says:

    @24 EH – I mean you no ill will, clearly you’re no -phobe and more often than not you’re spot on, but you are saying much more than you think you are by bringing gayness into a conversation about a campy Christian rock band.

    Can you step back and try to see what I see that you did there? Maybe you’re 13, otherwise I still feel u did it wrong.

  9. JK47 says:

    Those are some sweet ass Vistalites that drummer is playing.

  10. mdh says:

    Banjology for the win!

    (That’s what SHE said!)

  11. pedmands says:

    The real story behind all this jazz:

    http://www.metafilter.com/74832/Jesus-came-and-touched-me-down-inside#2255266

    I don’t subscribe to the same moral outlook or worldview as these people, but I can appreciate hard work and dedication when I see it. Quit the cheap-laugh gay/incestuous comments and try to understand like a half-rational human being with an iota of compassion.

    I hate that cool and removed involves leveraging yourself up using the fulcrum point of intolerance.

    Hi. I’m an atheist and I got other chortles out of this video that don’t involve denouncing their beliefs.

  12. rozim says:

    The Jesus song reminded me of Jesus is jus allright:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy9uf9720mo

  13. EH says:

    “Campy” is the thing, though! Camp and gay culture are nearly inseparable, though you’d be right to point out the difference between being gay and having an awareness and appreciation for gay culture (not all gays will like camp and not all people who like camp are gay), so at times they can be used interchangeably. I might as well have said, “Too campy,” but the meaning would still be substantially the same. The gap in meaning in the interchangeability of the two terms is where I hoped the humor would fall, but y’know…comedy is hard.

  14. EH says:

    @#1 – What is it you imagine you are saying about gay people there? I’m pretty sure ur doing it wrong.

    I’m not saying anything about gay people, I’m saying something about the video and about me. To me, liking this requires a level of appreciation for camp that I don’t have (see Ployntabs’ #21 above). That’s all.

  15. Icky Bob says:

    that poor fella on the les paul looks like he was holding himself back.

    almost started rocking out at one point.

  16. harpdevil says:

    Oh my god that lead singer looks psychotic! He either looks like he has some seething built up anger inside him that is only one comment away from exploding out, or that he has severe socialising issues. Im suprised he can look up from staring at the floor and make eye contact :P

  17. harpdevil says:

    **The Jesus song reminded me of Jesus is jus allright:**

    Which was used in the trailer for Bill Maher’s ‘Religulous’. Link! http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/religulous/

  18. Anonymous says:

    For MUCH more information about sonseed, check out http://www.jesusismyfriend.info you can download FREE sonseed ringtones AND their whole freakin album for free, good stuff!

  19. shardcore says:

    i have just also remixed this song – or at least the visuals.

    here’s a marilyn manson version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J54s1FSwLU

    enjoy…

  20. EH says:

    I’m not gay enough to appreciate this.

  21. Axx says:

    Sonseed?

    That sounds pornographically, incestuously gross.

  22. iveexa says:

    Christianity is all about exploring sexuality in repressed, icky ways.

  23. eggman says:

    Got to appreciate that these Christians had broken the mould of the traditional church music and were the ground work for the contempary Christian music that is now accepted in todays Church.

    Tradition is a hard thing to buck, so this family really were cutting edge, ( and I dig the neat clean graphics on the album cover!)

  24. Little John says:

    No, EH, your usage in “I’m not gay enough to appreciate this” equates “gay” with words like “lame,” “defective,” “abnormal.” Conceivably, you didn’t mean it that way, but those are the connotations for that usage.

    If you mean “camp” then use “camp.” Reserve “gay” for “homosexual” or “bouyantly happy.” You’ll insult a lot fewer people that way.

  25. Shane says:

    If you really want to find some super cool Jesus rock from that era or a little before, try and dig up Ishmael United/Rev Counta and the Speedoze. If anyone manages to find that, holla!

  26. BxSxCx says:

    I keep thinking this is an awesome joke by The Selecter.

  27. ployntabs says:

    Now come on, this music bites in any religion/cult. I love ska and it’s related music. This aint it. This is a bunch of groove challenged, Osmond wannabes and that’s it. I wont deny them their right to make lame music but for chrissakes, why is it on Boingboing?

  28. assumetehposition says:

    How did the O.C. Supertones not cover this?

  29. mdh says:

    @#1 – What is it you imagine you are saying about gay people there? I’m pretty sure ur doing it wrong.

  30. Toma says:

    After listening to the album and watching the video, I’ve come to the conclusion the band is very likely lip-syncing – which makes it even more hilarious to me.

  31. x says:

    If your going to talk cool old Jesus music you need look no farther then The Spirit Of The 80′s That is all I am sayin’ Pa-chawww!

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