Song of the Day: “Heaven On Their Minds” by Foxy Shazam

Today’s song is “Heaven on Their Minds” by Foxy Shazam. This song was recorded for the Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In compilation.  The song is not exactly your typical holiday song- in their signature unpredictable over-the-top style they chose to cover “Heaven On Their Minds” from the rock opera/musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Here is an explanation from frontman Eric Nally about why they chose this song:

“Before you hear this I would like to explain. On first listen you might think to yourself… ‘this is not a Christmas song, what were they thinking? Where’s Frosty the Snowman or Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer?’ Well, let me tell you. This is the reason I chose this song; This is Judas’ effort to express in musical monologue his concern over Jesus’ rising popularity as a ‘king’ and the negative repercussions that will have. While Judas still loves Jesus, he believes that Jesus is just a man, not God. I believe Judas’ message can translate to the way people think of Christmas these days, but where Judas is concerned with God being replaced by Jesus, I am concerned with Jesus being replaced by Christmas Presents.”

Listen below and for more information on Foxy Shazam check out their official website, MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Get Gift Wrapped II now on iTunes.

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