Archive | May 19, 2018

Certain Songs #1214: Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers – “Superstar”

Album: Jesus Christ Superstar
Year:1969

“Don’t let me stop
Your great self destruction
Die if you want to
You misguided martyr
I wash my hands
Of your demolition
Die if you want to
You innocent puppet”

That is, of course, what Pilate says to Jesus just before “Superstar” fanfares itself in on the Jesus Christ Superstar album, and to me, it’s always seemed like an essential prologue to a song that has always been the most public face — if not the best song, which is of course “Everything’s Alright” — of a pop-culture juggernaut that’s been going on for nearly fifty years now.

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