MASTAS Episode 6: Jesus Christ Superstar's Noxious Balladry
Join us as we consider the anti-feminism of '70s ballads, the political power of musical theater divas, and Mark's dramaturgical dorkiness for Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tweet us at TalkSongs with your song requests, favorite musicals, and tip for Sarah's performance in Oklahoma!.
And here's the Sinéad verzh:
Learn more about David Gregory Byrne, who wrote our theme songs.
Legally download Yvonne Elliman's original version (if you dare).
Find your glory when Broadway divas sing that Andrew Lloyd Webber medley.
For a welcome feminist revision, legally download "The Ballad of Mary Magdalene" by Cry, Cry, Cry, which Amazon hilariously lists as "The Ballad of Mark Magdalen."
Tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber Audra McDonald Charlie Daniels feminism friends Helen Reddy Jesus Christ Superstar Joseph Campbell Judy Kuhn Marin Mazzie Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Mark Blankenship music shut up musicals Sinead O'Connor the fam Yvonne Elliman