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Welcome to My Dream

MC 900 Ft. JesusAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (September 24, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000008I9M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Falling Elevators
2. Killer Inside Me
3. Adventures In Failure
4. The City Sleeps
5. O-zone
6. Hearing Voices In One's Head
7. Dali's Handgun
8. Dancing Barefoot

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Mc 900 Ft Jesus ~ Welcome To My Dream

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual...in a good way. May 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
MC 900 Foot Jesus was (is?) Mark Griffin, a Texas musician who created some fascinating jazz-electronic fusion before basically disappearing in the mid-90's (creatively, not in a bassist-from-Iron-Butterfly-way). He was classically trained (played trumpet for a while in the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra,masters in music from...UT-Austin? Texas A&M? Sorry, can't recall) and it showed in all of his singles and albums.
His moniker was from an incident involving Oral Roberts, (keep your smart remarks to yourself) a Pentecostal minister who once had a vision of a 900 foot tall Jesus giving him encouragement over fundraising efforts to build a medical center when donors were hard to find.
He (the rapper, not Oral Roberts) did like to sample but always laid a nice beat around it, <SOAPBOX>unlike Poof Dummy who calls copy&pasting a Led Zeppelin song into an incomprehensible rap "inventing the remix."</SOAPBOX> This is the second of from what I can tell are three albums (along with a lot of singles and remixes).
This album is really hard to describe. More techno than jazz, more jazz than modern Chemical Brothers flavor of techno. Maybe if the Prodigy had been a jazz combo with a sample box or if Moby liked jazz a little more.
The album ranges from nice atmospheric numbers like "Falling Elevators" to dark raps like "While the City Sleeps" and "The Killer Inside Me" to interesting, funny, but not really categorizable stuff like "Adventures in Failure".
I had a tape of this album but wore it out with repeated playing. I see there's a new mastered version coming out today (serendipity?), I will buy it, hopefully they have not Jackassified the dark lyrics. It's perfect music for those rainy summer days of indeterminate purpose or long drives, something to be listened to over headphones while staring out the window (for those who have that luxury).
Five stars. Check it out.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alternative Hip Hop: Must Have November 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit, my exposure to MC 900 FT Jesus was one of random chance. It was back in the day when most record stores didn't have a RAP section and the term HIP HOP had yet to become ubiquitous to the genre.

I was living in Boston and my friends and I would spend time browsing the RAP section at Tower records. Two of us picked up "Hell with the Lid Off". To this day, it still amazes me that the rap section is where this album ended up being classified.

This was also a time when true hip hop fans broke down and analyzed the beats, samples and lyrics. After the dissection was complete, my friends and I were all blown away at the complete uniqueness of the album. (I mean, really... who else was layering rough, killer hip hop beats under the incoherent ramblings of a mental patient?!)

I continued to follow the musical career of MC 900ft Jesus with the purchase of "Welcome to My Dream". The album begins with the Miles Davis influenced track "Falling Elevators". It's a song in which the lyrics are equally as haunting as the music. WARNING: Paranoid schizophrenics - avoid listening to this song for the first time while driving on the highway!

Next, the "Killer Inside Me" paints a vivid tail of a serial killer hunting his/her prey. The juxtaposition of this song right after, the spoken word, Elevators provides a great insight into the contrasting styles of this artist and made me wonder - was I listening to the music of a genius or a certifiable Lee Harvey Oswald-type?

My favorite track is the "City Sleeps". I recall living in NJ and listening to Howard Stern interview MC 900ft Jesus about this song, because it had generated a fair share of early 90's hysteria due to the story line of an arsonist on the prowl.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different, but very good February 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I first heard of this guy on alternative radio stations back in 1989. I remember really liking it because it was pretty off the wall, and it was the kind of angry music that walked the tightrope between sincerity and irony way before the days where irony permeated nearly every facet of our lives. This guy was a little too ahead of his time, I think audiences of today would appreciate him.
He's got the vague angry-at-the world feeling of a Linkin Park or Eminem, beats that range from funky wah-wah to sinister electronic thumping, and funny storytelling in the form of absurdist rap. There are quite a few brilliant moments on the album, particularly the monologue on "Dali's Handgun."
All in all, this is a pretty fun and bizarre album that doesn't take itself too seriously, yet is still of great quality.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adventures in success. March 27, 2005
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
I have all my cd's split into 12 different categories, and I still fail to find the right spot for "Welcome To My Dream". Is this rap, jazz, spoken word electronica, or just "alternative"? Maybe that's what is appealing about it. Without a doubt what got me into this in 1992 was the track "Adventures In Failure", and it remains my favorite on the album. But I also really like "Falling Elevators" and "Hearing Voices In One's Head". There's also a track or two I always skip, hence the 3 stars. But if you do pick this up, be sure to play it while the "City Sleeps".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always in the #6 slot in my changer. August 16, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This one won't dislodge itself from my brain. It's stuck there, and won't go away. My CD changer has 6 slots. 1-5 change daily, but the #6 slot is permanently occupied by Welcome to My Dream. Full of catchy hooks, killer samples (VERY heavy James Brown old school funk/soul influence), and a wry sense of humor that infects your subconcious when you don't THINK you are listening to the lyrics. People say, "oh this-and-that album by so-and-so is PERFECT driving music," or "this song is GREAT to have in the backround," or "damn, turn this track up bro... it rocks so damn hard", or "the lyrics are so good, I've listened to this album 10 times because every time I discover something new." But usually they don't say it about the SAME album. Except maybe this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School
Just as good as I remember. It's amazing how popular he has become now and how expensive these 20+ year old albums are now!
Published 7 months ago by James A Stone III
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to love?
What a talented guy. Have his other work too. I can't really pick a fave of his but the songs Killer Inside Me and While the City Sleeps rock my world.
Published on December 11, 2009 by Nikki Guerlain
4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect gun leaves an exquisite corpse
The music runs from acid jazz inflections to trip-hop to Last Poets type congas and poetry breakdowns a la Dali's Handgun from which I took my title. Read more
Published on November 12, 2009 by Chet Fakir
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stellar Performance!
Unlike the dissonant and grating Hell With the Lid Off, this collection of songs is quirky, funky, catchy and strikes a deep resonance with the essence of cool. Read more
Published on December 31, 2006 by Cap'n Stoob
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile album to have in any collection.
This album is a standout album showcasing Mark Griffith's ability to meld disparate styles of music into a distinct soundscape. Read more
Published on August 22, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Odd, but great
I was first introduced to MC 900 ft Jesus in my music class. We listened to "The City Sleeps", and as I listened to it wonderfully dark images came into my brain. Read more
Published on July 1, 2003 by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars awsome
I'm glad I didn't review this album immediately -- I was disappointed by my first listen through, but when I listened again, I was intrigued, and when I listened AGAIN, I was... Read more
Published on July 22, 2002 by Steven J. Rickard
5.0 out of 5 stars COME BACK TO US MARK
Whatever happened to him? This CD is truly a standout needed in any collection. It's lyrics are great fun (and only slightly disturbing) and the music is great background
Published on April 21, 2002 by Michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars strong first half
As with the other two MC900FT albums the first few tunes are amazing to say the least but falls short at the end. Read more
Published on March 26, 2002 by "aaronwd"
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