MC 900 Ft Jesus

MC 900 Ft Jesus

Real Name:
Mark Griffin
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Born: Dallas, Texas

MC 900 Ft Jesus resides in Dallas and is the son of an army officer, which allowed him to experience various parts of the States and Europe. His work in a Dallas music store educated him in the realm of hip hop, processed noise, scratching, industrial and rap music. This musical premise, along with his incessant need to explore the deepest, darkest layers of paranoia hidden in all human minds, inspired the musical and lyrical content on his first EP, "Too Bad / Shut Up" (which received rave reviews from the Heavens of Europe.)

"This fellow called Jesus wants to feel insanity, get inside the head of somebody crazed" — Melody Maker, August 1989

(Above text taken from the official Nettwerk "Hell With The Lid Off" press release)
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MC 900 Ft Jesus Discography

Albums

MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero - Hell With The Lid Off (Album) Nettwerk Canada 1989 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus Welcome To My Dream (Album) Nettwerk Canada 1991 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus One Step Ahead Of The Spider (Album) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
none MC 900 Ft Jesus Live In Vienna — A.D. MCMXCII (Szene Wien — 11 June 1992)(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (MC 900 Ft Jesus Self-released) none 2013

Singles & EPs

MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero - Too Bad / Shut Up (EP) Gonga Records US 1988 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero - Truth Is Out Of Style (Single) Nettwerk, I.R.S. Records, Nettwerk, I.R.S. Records US 1989 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero - I'm Going Straight To Heaven (Single, Maxi) Nettwerk, I.R.S. Records Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero - UFO's Are Real (Single, Maxi) Nettwerk Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus The City Sleeps (Single) Nettwerk Europe Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus Killer Inside Me (Maxi, Single) Nettwerk US 1991 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus But If You Go (Single, Maxi) American Recordings US 1994 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus If I Only Had A Brain (Maxi, Single) American Recordings Europe 1994 Sell This Version
0-41849-A/B MC 900 Ft. Jesus* But If You Go / If I Only Had A Brain(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided, Maxi) American Recordings, Warner Bros. Records 0-41849-A/B US 1995 Sell This Version
MC 900 Ft Jesus Falling Elevators (Maxi, Single, Comp) Nettwerk Europe Belgium 1996 Sell This Version

Videos

D13615 MC 900 Ft Jesus / Single Gun Theory MC 900 Ft Jesus / Single Gun Theory - Killer Inside Me / From A Million Miles(Umatic, Promo, NTSC) I.R.S. Records D13615 US 1991 Sell This Version

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thinktankgirl

thinktankgirl

January 6, 2004
Mark Griffin's just the bomb. No, really. When I first heard a track of his- 'Adventures In Failure'- I found it beautifully produced, but comical. Then I heard 'The City Sleeps' and couldn't believe it was by the same artist. He seems to be able to get inside the American psyche and write these wonderful, incredibly well-observed lyrics; and then marries them to old-skool beats and layers of synth. At first listen you might believe that you're listening to hip-pop; but then you rapidly realise that everything he does is a little bit tongue-in-cheek. With several layers and speeds of backing vocals combined with a pared-down, almost punk-pop bassline, 'If I Only Had A Brain' is my personal favourite track of his.

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