Monday, July 02, 2007

le superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is one of my favorite shows, and pretty much my major source of knowledge on the Gospels. So I finally got around to renting it from Netflix, and let me tell you: it is the awesome. The 70's costumes. The dance routine Herod does when he taunts Jesus. The outSTANDing disco number - tight white costumes, gyrating backup dancers, and all - that Judas sings to Jesus at the end. (Tell me what you think about your friends at the top/ Who do you think besides yourself's the pick of the crop/ Buddha was he where it's at, is he where you are/ Could Mohammed move a mountain or was that just PR?)

But I just discovered the absolute best thing about the DVD, better even than the hats worn by the bad guys: the French soundtrack. The French voices are way cooler than the American voices. Particularly the woman who sings Mary Magdalene - she sounds like a French cabaret singer. (Moi, je sais que toute va bien, oui, toute va tres bien, oui....) I have to watch the whole thing again now.


J-Vo said...

You have set them all on fire...they think they've found the new Messiah....CLASSIC.

towwas said...

Ooh, I'll have to listen for that line en francais.

J.Po said...

Next, you should get Godspell from Netflix. 70's OVERLOAD! (Not the same as Cute Overload.)