Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Credibility Gap: Something for Mary

Teeny-tiny Jesus rock opera from The Credibility Gap, made as a Warner Bros. convention promo 7" in 1973. Be sure to look for the full album, which does not exist. Sez Harry Shearer: "The idea was, [Warners] were going to release four new albums and the fifth was going to be a ringer, and this was to be excerpts from it. So we wrote a take-off on rock operas... It dealt with the birth of Jesus from the point of view of Joseph, the odd man out. We recorded it in an hour. It was a joke." And (warning!) a serious earworm.

Wha Hoppen, Girl?
Freedom Is a Four-Letter Word
Good Mornin, Joseph
Outermezzo: Wise Up, People
Nazareth Nocturne

7-inch audio & art

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

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