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Japanese Christ Superstar

So Bill Corbett (he of the Rifftrax, yes) posted this on Twitter: a Kabuki version of Jesus Christ Superstar. This clip is from an older production, apparently, but check it out anyway:

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I don’t know about you, but I would watch the hell out of that. It looks fantastic. It reminded me of the recent touring version (with the movie‘s Ted Neeley still playing Christ) that I saw with Corey Glover, he of Living Colour fame. I wondered if I could find any video of that, and…


Sure enough, somebody bootlegged a video of him performing “Heaven on Their Minds.” The video quality is nonexistent. But the audio when Corey starts up–the important bit–is pretty darn clear. Listen to the man wail.

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