Saturday, April 07, 2007

4/6/07 Show - Religion

The show that finally answered the age-old question: Which is the one true faith? Or at least what several punk and post-punk bands feel about the subject. The answer lay somewhere between atheism and snake-handling. It seemed an appropriate theme being that Sunday is what some people call Easter. As a holiday though, Easter has some problems. For one, when is it? I mean, I know I just said it's this Sunday but what day will it be on next year? No one knows! All we know is that it will be on a Sunday but there's no consistent rule as to which particular Sunday it is. Or there is a rule but it's so hopelessly complex, you could never figure it out. You'd need an abacus and moon charts. And you'd need to find an abacus, which is even harder. I think people would get much more excited if was on the same day every year. Another issue with Easter is that you don't get any time off from work or school unless you work on Sundays and your boss is nice. Still though, that's just one day. Most of us get two days off for Thanksgiving and it's not even clear what Thanksgiving really celebrates. Easter should be a much bigger deal than Thanksgiving. Jesus Christ rising from the dead and giving us all eternal salvation. That's kind of important. Plus you don't do anything cool on Easter. Painting and hunting for eggs? Supposedly left by some bunny? So what? You don't get presents or to dress up or to eat all day or watch things explode or get special sex or anything. The final problem with Easter is that the holiday's colors are kind of gay.

But hopefully you'll celebrate Easter this year by listening to this religion-based episode of Post-Punk For Post-Punks. That's a hint to download this link below:

And if it will sweeten the deal, here was my playlist:

This Wreckage - Gary Numan
Imitation of Christ - Psychedelic Furs
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Salt Lake City Sunday - Fad Gadget
Dear God - XTC
Filler - Minor Threat
No God - The Germs
Anti-Pope - the Damned
The Lord's Prayer - Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Lord's Prayer - Lords of the New Church
Praying Hands (Live) - Devo
Save A Prayer - Duran Duran
Like A Prayer - Bigod 20
Nice 'N Neat - The Boomtown Rats
Touched By The Hand Of God - New Order
God Forbid - The Wild Swans
In God's Country - U2
It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys
Wailing Wall - The Cure
Planned Obsolescence - 10,000 Maniacs
Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode
White Palms - BRMC
Jesus Was Way Cool - King Missile


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice set...The only omission was "Jesus Built My Hotrod"(ministry).
Great show as usual Al.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Thanks! Since I played that one on the Western Show, I decided to leave it off the Religion Show but it may easily make a comeback during the Misses 2007 Show. But I might have to go with Christian Death instead. How could I miss them with a Religion theme? My lack of blasphemy is truly blasphemous.

11:32 AM  

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