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MC 900 FT Jesus — Buried At Sea
Album: One Step Ahead Of The Spider
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:41
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is this a sound
or just a dream?
in my world nothing is quite what it seems

white shroud
clear blue sky
te sea swells a bit
when sailors die

was that a word?
is this a clue?
youre so very far away
but im sure its you

feathers fall
birds in flight
they bury me slowly
is it really still night?

was that a word?
is this a clue?
youre so very far away
but im sure its you

feathers fall
seabirds in flight
in my world
nothing is
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Nice to hear this. .
 aspicer wrote:
Groovy track. 👍
 
Agreed,in fact I'm going 6 to 8 on this "RP hip-hop" track, mostly due to the grooviness © you mentioned, and also cuz this is about as rap as BillG gets. RaP 4Eva!!
 MinMan wrote:
Per Oral Robert's Obit - "Jesus, I'll even preach for you if you'll save my soul."Jesus took him up on it. Mr Roberts next saw Him, in 1980, as he stood praying by a giant unfinished skyscraper in Tulsa. This was his City of Faith Medical Centre, built on the Lord's instructions but running into financial delays. He was now a rich man, in an Italian silk suit and with solid gold bracelets on his wrists. His annual income from donations was $120m; he bought a new Mercedes every six months, and had a luxury home in Palm Springs. His inspirational shows were broadcast on hundreds of radio and TV stations. Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley had sought his spiritual counselling, as had millions of other hurting people. But Jesus towered over all this. He was 900 feet tall, with eyes that burned to the very pit of Mr Roberts's soul. He assured him the Centre would be finished and, just to show him how easy it would be, He picked it up." Economist 1/1/2010.

 
Wonder if that obit mentioned that in 1987 he told viewers of his TV show that if he didn't raise $8 million in four months, God was going to call him home. 'Cause that 900-foot Jesus is all about the Benjamins. 
Groovy track. 👍
{#Clap}
I bought this album after hearing the track with Vernon Reid from Living Color and that amazing Wah-Wah performance.
LMOA at the narrative on some tracks and respected the word/music interplay on others
At the time I thought this is ahead of the curve.
Turns out I wasn't too far wrong. Eminem and Beck should thank them for laying down some tall grass and making a path forward .
Just Sayin'{#Biggrin} 
This song would be very nice without that squeaky door.   I think some WD-40 might fix it.

 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Whats with the squeaky door in the background?
 


so... far... ahead... of... his... time..... 


We be dancing...  dig it...

 

coolest thing about this tune is its video
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Whats with the squeaky door in the background?
 
A hip-hop cliche, that's what. Still a cool tune regardless.
Whats with the squeaky door in the background?
So many good times, and excellent music from these guys. Great choice.
vandal wrote:
My upload from several years ago - still sounds as cool today as it did then. . .

{#Meditate}

Thanks, vandal! A glimpse of what could have become of popular music if the thug cartel had not prevailed. Guess that's why there's an entire newspaper section for sports, and just an occasional science feature.


nice  {#Cool}
My upload from several years ago - still sounds as cool today as it did then. . .

{#Meditate}

Oh yearh! I had to go get all 3 mc 900ft jesus albums after RP reminded me of the glories...

 rp1125 wrote:
cool song...cool band name
 
Cool album.

cool song...cool band name
A far departure from While the City Sleeps, but a great bit of music still.

Bloody hell - this is brilliant! Yet another artist I had no idea existed and I have just had to buy off the RP Amazon link. . . 
{#Bounce}





I dig it...


Per Oral Robert's Obit - "Jesus, I'll even preach for you if you'll save my soul."Jesus took him up on it. Mr Roberts next saw Him, in 1980, as he stood praying by a giant unfinished skyscraper in Tulsa. This was his City of Faith Medical Centre, built on the Lord's instructions but running into financial delays. He was now a rich man, in an Italian silk suit and with solid gold bracelets on his wrists. His annual income from donations was $120m; he bought a new Mercedes every six months, and had a luxury home in Palm Springs. His inspirational shows were broadcast on hundreds of radio and TV stations. Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley had sought his spiritual counselling, as had millions of other hurting people. But Jesus towered over all this. He was 900 feet tall, with eyes that burned to the very pit of Mr Roberts's soul. He assured him the Centre would be finished and, just to show him how easy it would be, He picked it up." Economist 1/1/2010.


Very cool groove...


1994 (wikipedia)

Fantastic!  I'd forgotten all about MC 900ft Jesus...
Thanks RP for reminding me!


New band and new tune to me.  I like it.
Good driving tune. Too bad you can't buy it on iTunes...  {#Propeller}
{#Music}
Still massive coolness.
SOOOO good to hear this again!
 amb599 wrote:
Perhaps at 1500 or 1600ft, this artist would have had more staying power.

Alas, I have tried to post other tracks, but it's still too new (?) for the RP crowd, even with 1995 style white urban trip-hop.

Meanwhile, this track will hide under a rock at sea, to peer out from time to time on select TV soundtracks....
 
Three and a half years later,
post more, it is time.

marzipanic wrote:
Our neighbors have a Plastic 900 FT Jesus on their lawn right now...

Then you should get a 1000 FT Santa Claus.

FWIW, there is a song on this CD called "Bill's Dream." I wonder what that's about?

 Kittee wrote:
Whoo.yah...I can dig this. {#Whipit}
 
Me, too.

Our neighbors have a Plastic 900 FT Jesus on their lawn right now...
Whoo.yah...I can dig this. {#Whipit}
I can't help liking this groove.  But he's gotta put some WD40 in that door hinge.

Love this.
nagsheadlocal wrote:
If a cow-orker asks if I'm busy, I usually answer "just one step ahead of the spider." Keeps the silly questions to a minimum.
Is this an insult to the women in your office or a typo? Just curious. :)
The Wikipedia entry above is not correct, here is the corrected link: (click here) And here is a cool article from early 2008 about what he is doing now: (click here)
Wow, haven't heard this in many years. Still a cool track.
Funky! I like it! :motor:
bkrontz wrote:
Play this more often!
:dancingbanana_2:
bkrontz wrote:
Play this more often!
...and other tracks from MC900! :high-five:
If a cow-orker asks if I'm busy, I usually answer "just one step ahead of the spider." Keeps the silly questions to a minimum.
The_Enemy wrote:
It's Dadaism! :bounce: :moon:
Anyone can play: As a tri-sexual man, I don't support the Herbert Hoover feather boa thing. Sorry. It's too bad because I like spanking.
Play this more often!
I have a bit of a cold and when I breathed in, I made almost the exact same noise as is running throughout this song. Maybe I should call myself MC 900 FT Sinus Infection? BTW, Love the song, a solid solid 8.
themotion wrote:
As a straight man, I don't support the butthole surfing thing. Sorry. It's too bad because I like the music a lot.
Can I use that line? It works in so many situations... As a straight man, I don't support the Republican leather chaps thing. Sorry. It's too bad because I like blowing shit up a lot. superfido wrote:
what in the fuck are you talking about?
It's Dadaism! :bounce: :moon:
plaid wrote:
Clearly, folks, this is sarcasm. Or at the very least unsubtle irony. I, for one, welcome our new 900-foot MC Jesus overlords.
Someone frequents fark.com. :cool: Like the song by the way. :cheesygrin:
awesome song I think (8). We could use a 900 foot Jesus here in The Buckle of The Bible Belt. "We" have a cross out on I-35 that's about 200 feet tall. I think the message is "if you ain't a Baptist, like us, then you can git along" (whoa...the thread for this song is hysterical. LMAO)
If I only had a brain?
Hey ... this feels ... really nice. More please.
Sublime.
Great! I haven't heard this in years! (except when used as npr segues)
DrLex wrote:
So you're dissing this song because the band name has 'Jesus' in it? :rolleyes:
You just PO'd a fifth of the dudes in Mexico!
OMG! :eek: Bill surprises me day by day... I never expected MC900 to be played on RP. Love the voice, the lyrics(!) and the groove. Most of his songs are dark but worth listen to. :clap:
But fix that squeaky door, will you?
I have this CD, the only one of his I'm familiar with but it's too cool. Check out "But if you go" and "If I only had a brain"... Great lyrics and music. Great to hear this--it's been ages.
themotion wrote:
As a straight man, I don't support the butthole surfing thing. Sorry. It's too bad because I like the music a lot.
what in the fuck are you talking about?
As a straight man, I don't support the butthole surfing thing. Sorry. It's too bad because I like the music a lot.
Nice. Time to pull this album out again for the first time in about 10 years. I'll give it an 8. 7 for the song, plus a bonus point for the funniest set of comments I've read in a while. Thanks mperetz!
This song plain rulez. I don't know how I missed it till I heard it here.
mperetz wrote:
As an atheist, I can't support the jesus thing. Sorry. It's too bad since I like the sound overall.
From the looks of this thread you really stepped in here, didn't you?
I love the man AND the song. peace ~
mperetz wrote:
As an atheist, I can't support the jesus thing. Sorry. It's too bad since I like the sound overall.
Clearly, folks, this is sarcasm. Or at the very least unsubtle irony. I, for one, welcome our new 900-foot MC Jesus overlords.
mperetz wrote:
As an atheist, I can't support the jesus thing. Sorry. It's too bad since I like the sound overall.
Oddly intolerant religion is this atheism.
Sounds like Nine Inch Nails to me.
mperetz wrote:
As an atheist, I can't support the jesus thing. Sorry. It's too bad since I like the sound overall.
So you're dissing this song because the band name has 'Jesus' in it? :rolleyes:
Personally, I believe it would be difficult for any one human being to support 900 feet of anything, much less a Jesus that large. That would be quite large, nearly twice the height of the Washington Monument. Now, perhaps, if it were a 900 ft. Helium Balloon Jesus, then it would take a bunch of people to hold Him down, not support him. Just depends on your point of view. I guess the band's name is metaphorical.
As an athiest...uh..uh...I forgot what I was going to say.
mperetz wrote:
As an atheist, I can't support the jesus thing. Sorry. It's too bad since I like the sound overall.
I, too, can't support 900 foot tall MC Jesuses. :eh:
As an atheist, I can't support the jesus thing. Sorry. It's too bad since I like the sound overall.
this is the reason i love RP this is so new for me...these beats are sweet like jesus
rtrudeau wrote:
:beat: that pterodactyl sound makes every hair on my head hurt
I love the pterodactyl
rtrudeau wrote:
:beat: that pterodactyl sound makes every hair on my head hurt
Wuss.
rtrudeau wrote:
:beat: that pterodactyl sound makes every hair on my head hurt
I always thought it was a tiny elephant.
:beat: that pterodactyl sound makes every hair on my head hurt
Someone upload Truth is Out of Style, please.
Okay, now I'm really impressed. This is my all-time fav MC900FJ song. What a great station!
nataliak wrote:
Did anyone else think this was Cake?
no
nataliak wrote:
Did anyone else think this was Cake?
Right here. But sumthin seemed off, their wasnt enough singing and weird lyrics to be cake.
peyotecoyote wrote:
Okay, you can sing, but I need to see your Musician's Union Card first !
Now that was funny :)
I liked "Welcome to My Dream" better than "One Step Ahead of the Spider" trforfun wrote:
What a great and fun CD. I love "If I Only Had a Brain"--always good for a few laughs. Does he have any other CD's as good?
Okay, you can sing, but I need to see your Musician's Union Card first !
nataliak wrote:
Did anyone else think this was Cake?
I was hearing Beck for a minute, then I got over it.
What a great and fun CD. I love "If I Only Had a Brain"--always good for a few laughs. Does he have any other CD's as good?
killahfunkadelic wrote:
I kinda dig the pteradactyl as a backup singer.
They have him in the MTV Video:
The_Waker wrote:
Remeber when he actually had an MTV video back in the day (If I Only Had a Brain)? I always liked this guy.
wait, you mean MTV used to have VIDEOS!? incredible.. :wink: I always liked him too...The City Sleeps is a fave of mine..
Sweet, now I'm going to have to dig this cd out. I like the mellow groove.
The_Waker wrote:
Remeber when he actually had an MTV video back in the day (If I Only Had a Brain)? I always liked this guy.
lucky him it was actually featured in a beavis and butthead episode...i still like that song, this one is ok (editted) i take that back i really kinda liked this song 5 to 7
zair99 wrote:
Ahh, I haven't heard anything by him in quite a while! Nice to hear again.
Remeber when he actually had an MTV video back in the day (If I Only Had a Brain)? I always liked this guy.
nataliak wrote:
Did anyone else think this was Cake?
I didn't, but that's probably because I know Cake too well...
Did anyone else think this was Cake?
I liked the sample loop. Did you notice it was guitar instead of the more usual bass/drum loop.
killahfunkadelic wrote:
I kinda dig the pteradactyl as a backup singer.
:cheesygrin:
Hah! Thought I had tuned in This American Life. Excellent 8)
Ahh, I haven't heard anything by him in quite a while! Nice to hear again.
killahfunkadelic wrote:
I kinda dig the pteradactyl as a backup singer.
Had to think about that one for a moment, then nearly spit coffee all over my computer keyboard. LOL!
:puke:
:drummer:
Perhaps at 1500 or 1600ft, this artist would have had more staying power. Alas, I have tried to post other tracks, but it's still too new (?) for the RP crowd, even with 1995 style white urban trip-hop. Meanwhile, this track will hide under a rock at sea, to peer out from time to time on select TV soundtracks....
killahfunkadelic wrote:
I kinda dig the pteradactyl as a backup singer.
8)
killahfunkadelic wrote:
I kinda dig the pteradactyl as a backup singer.
:lol:
I kinda dig the pteradactyl as a backup singer.
AMG doesn't show him having anything since the mid 90s. Too bad. Great grooves.
Patrick wrote:
What can you say about Oral Roberts that hasn't been said before? Not only does he describe a 900-ft tall person, not only can this person lift the City of Faith, but he's Jesus Christ, to boot. The Jesus Christ part Oral clearly could handle, since he had seen him before, that was old hat. But being 50% taller than the City of Faith, being able to lift the City of Faith, and being able to ensure funds for its completion would certainly seem to be the important facets of Jesus Christ for Oral. I know I sound like a godless heathen. But I don't have a problem with God or Jesus, I just have a problem with Oral and his ilk. It's not enough that God gives us life, a universe, and salvation. He must also send his Son as a 900 ft tall apparition who lifts large structures and ensures financing. For Oral, who has a direct line to Him, and who wants to build Big Things in His honor. With our money.
Actually I think it's Oral and his ilk that sound like godless heathens. I could see Zeus doing the 900 foot apparition thing. Or maybe Poseidon. But the Christ who threw the moneychangers out of the temple and preached that "man was not made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath for man?" Not bloody likely, that.
4999thnewuser wrote:
May 25, 1980, while overlooking his religious center which was in financial difficulty: "`I felt an overwhelming holy presence all around me. When I opened my eyes, there He stood ... some 900 feet tall, looking at me ... He stood a full 300 feet taller than the 600-foot-tall City of Faith. There I was face to face with Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. I have only seen Jesus once before, but here I was face to face with the King of kings. He reached down, put his Hands under the City of Faith, lifted it, and said to me, "See how easy it is for Me to lift it!"'" "Oral recalled that his eyes filled with tears, and Jesus assured him that He would speak to the ministry's partners and that the City of Faith would be finished." (My accountant is sadly only 5ft 9 and supports Tottenham Hotspur, which is a serious sin and which will preclude him from the Heavenly Kingdom)
What can you say about Oral Roberts that hasn't been said before? Not only does he describe a 900-ft tall person, not only can this person lift the City of Faith, but he's Jesus Christ, to boot. The Jesus Christ part Oral clearly could handle, since he had seen him before, that was old hat. But being 50% taller than the City of Faith, being able to lift the City of Faith, and being able to ensure funds for its completion would certainly seem to be the important facets of Jesus Christ for Oral. I know I sound like a godless heathen. But I don't have a problem with God or Jesus, I just have a problem with Oral and his ilk. It's not enough that God gives us life, a universe, and salvation. He must also send his Son as a 900 ft tall apparition who lifts large structures and ensures financing. For Oral, who has a direct line to Him, and who wants to build Big Things in His honor. With our money.
May 25, 1980, while overlooking his religious center which was in financial difficulty: "`I felt an overwhelming holy presence all around me. When I opened my eyes, there He stood ... some 900 feet tall, looking at me ... He stood a full 300 feet taller than the 600-foot-tall City of Faith. There I was face to face with Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. I have only seen Jesus once before, but here I was face to face with the King of kings. He reached down, put his Hands under the City of Faith, lifted it, and said to me, "See how easy it is for Me to lift it!"'" "Oral recalled that his eyes filled with tears, and Jesus assured him that He would speak to the ministry's partners and that the City of Faith would be finished." (My accountant is sadly only 5ft 9 and supports Tottenham Hotspur, which is a serious sin and which will preclude him from the Heavenly Kingdom)
really cool groove - I'm diggin' it. But what's with that artist's name? AMG sez it comes from an Oral Roberts sermon. What could he possibly have been preaching about? :stupid:
I've heard this used numerous times on TV and maybe in a movie or two. Have always wondered what this was. Now I know.
Aha, so that's what this is. THey use this song often on This American Life.
SO...weird! I JUST commented about MC9FJ for another song last week, COINCIDENCE??
:cool: