I am the resurrection

Then the devil is 6, then god is 7. This monkey hasn’t gone to heaven. Previously we had an item about God, now it’s time for the son. So father, so son.

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Band names

At least two bands have Jesus in the band’s name, Texas Jesús and Quicksand Jesus. Texas Jesús was a teenager band from Keflavik formed in 1992. The group was named after the self-proclaimed prophet David Koresh and his Branch Davidian religious sect from Waco, Texas.

The band quickly gained reputation for energetic live shows and bright and silly tunes somewhat inspired by Czechoslovakian cartoon music.

Lead singer, Sigurður Óli, now fronts the Copenhagen-based klezmer-punk band Croisztans. Bassplayer Sverrir and frequent guest-vocalist Ragnheiður (Heiða) Eiríksdóttir became members of the band Hellvar.

The band Quicksand Jesus was formed in 1993 at Þjórsárdalur. They made the album “The more things change, the more they stay the same” in 1994.
Quicksand Jesus (named after a Skid Row song) had 1 song on the soundtrack of Ein Stór Fjölskylda (One big family) (Smekkleysa, 1995): “Low Down”.
Band members were singer Guðfinnur “Finni” Karlsson, bass player Arnar Orri Bjarnasson, guitarist Franz Gunnarsson, drummer Davíð Torfi Ólafsson and backing vocalist Iris on “Low Down”. The band is a prequel to the band Dr. Spock.

Some songs/albums with Jesus in the title

Prog rock trio Icecross had the song “Jesus freaks” on their album “Icecross” (1973), recorded in 1972 at Copenhagen.

GusGus had the track “Is Jesus your pal?” on the “Polydistortion” Album (4AD, 1997). Vocals are by singer Emilíana Torrini.

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Hardcore band Mínus made the album “Jesus Christ Bobby” back in 2000.

The song “Pulse” is feature don this record.

Mugison has put the song “Jesus is a good name to moan” on his infamous “Mugiboogie” Album (2008).
Live at Botanique venue, Brussels (February 2010)

Lyrics:
You said Jesus is good name to moan
I love your moaning over the telephone

You were in my private parts but nowhere
near My love I love -
I want to hear you moan

Jesus is such a good name to moan
Such a good name

Maybe he’s a friend someone dear
Maybe he saved your life when I wasn’t here

Have you made your bed with myrh and
aloes? Baby do that quote form the bible
Cause Jesus is such a good name to moan
A good name to moan

Feldberg’s song “Dreamin'” got a remix entitled Jesus & Judas Remix (2009)

Song was written by Slowblow, track is featured on “Quicksilver Tuna” Album (1994).

Lyrics:
Is Jesus your pal?
Do you call out his name,
when your concience is shivering?

Do you need someone too,
just like those people who
find peace in someone’s promises?
You sure don’t need my promises…
So come and sit on my box,
enjoy the view of this water,
where my lifeboat is sinking.

If you open your eyes,
take a look at this mess,
could you fake your reflection, child?

If you reach out for more,
you’ll find nothing but sorrow.
‘Cause knowledge is hollow.
And pride is hard to swallow.

So come and sit on my box,
take a view of this water,
where my lifeboat is sinking

The longplayer was produced an recorded by Curver Thoroddsen at Studio Rusl and in bandmember Frosti’s bedroom. Mixing was by Ken Thomas at the Thule Studios. Guest vocals on track “Modern Haircuts” by Sugarcubes frontman Einar Örn Benediktsson.

Jakobínarína made a song called “Jesus“, feat. on their one and only album “The First Crusade” (12 Tónar & Regal & EMI, 2007).

Lyrics:
Another night down town
Listening to the, soul compositions
And I’m thinking
“What did I do?
What did I do to deserve this shit?”

Jump around around around around around
To the sound
Of mediocrity
Of mediocrity
Jump around
To the sound
Of mediocrity

Mock the crowd
With the low IQs
Keeps on dancing
To the so-called Blues!

Nothing but kitsch
Nothing but kitsch
Nothing but kitsch
Nothing but kitsch ass motherfuckers
Nothing but kitsch
Nothing but kitsch ass motherfuckers

And I’m telling you
Some people are just destined for desk jobs
And desk jobs only
But no matter what I say
They keep on playing

And they keep on playing
Anyway

And it goes on
And on
And on
And on
And on
And on
And on
And on

Jump around around around around around
To the sound
Of mediocrity
Of mediocrity
Jump around
To the sound
Of mediocrity

I.N.R.I.

Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum

– Wim Van Hooste