Easter pales in comparison to Christmas – it’s Jesus’s comeback album, which, while enjoyable, just can’t compare to his debut. But one thing that Easter does have over the Yuletide is a lack of musical accompaniment. Without a “Rockin’ Around the Butter Lamb” to dominate our stereos, we can play whatever we damn well please. Here’s what I plan on spinning this Sunday:
Mark Morrison – “Return of the Mack”
“And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, upon which it became clear. The mack hath returned.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “The Hop”
Just drums, a standup bass loop, some light electric piano and the effortless flow of Q-Tip and Phife Dawg. One of the most addictive cuts from one of history’s most addictive groups.
Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
Dude, that fucker on the PAAS box is looking at me. He knows something, man. It’s like I’m naked. He can see everything. HE CAN SEE EVERYTHING!!!!!!
Beastie Boys – “Egg Man”
A way better theme for an egg hunt than the stupid-ass bunny hop, this is the only song I know of that’s cool enough to sample Curtis Mayfield and reference Pink Flamingos.
AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”
Lent is over. Satan in the hiz-ouse!
Bjork – “Hidden Place”
A song about the beauty and fragility of sexual intimacy, or a metaphor for kids searching for baskets filled with shit from the drugstore?
Peter Tosh – “Legalize It”
It’s time to decriminalize Easter grass, people. Shredded plastic is processed from oil, which is all natural, man.
Chumbawamba – “Mary Mary (Stigmatic Mix)”
As you know, this was on the Stigmata soundtrack, a movie that was ironically full of plot holes. It appears that the song isn’t available on mp3, but I imagine it’s about how Jesus got knocked down, but then got up again.