Saturday, 21 August 2010

Jesus Jones - Holy Hoax / Hail Mary And Up The Father 7" Lordy Records L001, 1979


As you're putting fan mail on the collection plate at your local church next Sunday, you should probably also say a few Hail Marys and ask the bloke upstairs (or downstairs, doesn't seem to matter to these guys) for some assistance in finding this holy grail of Australian DIY. Musically, Jesus Jones owes a considerable debt to the Krautrock heavies, so perhaps it's fitting to invoke Tangerine Dream in saying the origin of this here supernatural probability is uncertain. Or in the words of another famous Jerry, I know nothing. (Just don't say that within earshot of the backing vocalists).

Here are the fruits of our painstaking research:
  1. Melbourne. Almost certainly Melbourne. Probably.
  2. Don't be fooled by the different A and B labels - this puppy plays the same on both sides, Desperate Bicycles-style.
  3. We reckon the band members used pseudonyms. Pure speculation, though.
  4. That's it.
Busy week here at Wallaby Beat HQ - barely enough time to wipe my own arse, let alone yours, so that means no mp3s for now (though this post may be resurrected later). Instead, we take great pleasure in teasing you with scans of one of the most God-like home-made sleeves from this part of the world. If anyone's more enlightened than us about this divine mystery, click on the comments link to make your confession.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

your blog is annoying

Anonymous said...

Gah! After posting the sleeve you HAVE to post the records! Why leave your loyal fans hanging? Anyhoo... great site!

Anonymous said...

OK guys, leave it to me, this is how it's done;

Please post a link so we can hear this marvellous piece of vinyl, would be very grateful.

You see, nice and polite and non-confrontational - if he still doesn't post the audio after this.......then you may call him a tw*t

Born To Be Punched said...

Anon #3 - thanks for your judicious, if somewhat ambiguous use of the asterisk. Anon #1 - you need to sh*t your mouth or we'll sh*t it for you.

You'll be pleased to know that Jesus will be making a comeback due to popular demand, but true to form, we can't tell you exactly when that will be. Have faith - there will be sound files on the next post.

Anonymous said...

just want to point out to the unknowing, this is not the 'info freako' 'real real real' Jesus Jones,
ann*ying that this bl*g didn't mention it. Anyhoo...great s*ite

Born To Be Punched said...

We were working on the assumption that anyone likely to confuse a 1970s Australian band with a 1990s UK band probably couldn't work out how to turn a computer on in the first place. We stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

This is a fake right??? C'mon spill the mp3s if it ain't...

Anonymous said...

holy hoax

jarrodzlatic said...

C'mon, post this already. Leon said you played it for him and it sounds like Chrome or something. Do it, man.