Jesus Has Risen (Let's Mow The Lawn!)

Stan Batcow's response to our festive offering for Easter 2020


Running Time: 2:14

Later Released On: "Curiositas"

Label: Music & Elsewhere (M&E MB-001)

Release Date: 26th April 2020

Format: Download

Buy Links: "Curiositas" - Bandcamp - GBP £4.00

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Okay, maybe I shouldn't have said that. However, before you put on your black hat and bang your gavel, let us just say;

"It wasn't us, guv'nor, we been fitted up, we 'as!"

You see, when we put Jesus Is Dead (Let's Eat Chocolate!) online on the Good Friday, I joked that we'd be doing a sequel on Monday called Jesus Has Risen (Let's Mow The Lawn!), and it was just a joke, honest. Well, if we're totally honest, maybe it was something we had in mind for Easter 2021, but for the time being, joke, promise. But on Easter Day (the Sunday, the one you spend munching chocolate and sorrowfully imagining Jesus nailed to your hot cross bun), we received an e-mail from Stan Batcow, he of Pumf Records and Howl In The Typewriter infamy (and he used to be in The Membranes, but he doesn't like to talk about it);
"Well, you total lazy bastard!" He began, "Throw half a project out at us lowly masses and expect us to be satisfied, to just put up with it? It's a disgrace. An outrage! It's a good job you know somebody conscientious enough to do the other half of the work for you, isn't it? Find attached the song you couldn't be bothered recording, plus the artwork to accompany it, so you can send it out to all and sundry tomorrow and your myriad fans (Call us Legion!) won't be disappointed."

And sure enough, attached was this... er... adaptation of our satirical opus, complete with modified track graphic. How could we not? Of course we were filled with self-righteous indignation, we should report him to the Spanish Inquisition, he wouldn't expect that, but he was our friend,  what were  we to do?  I mean, one

Worship: Stan is very popular in Blackpool...

Meself and Stan Batcow with the junior versions, our Twizzle and his Mya, Fleetwood - Summer of 2019, when we were allowed to be close to people

minute we're all crabbing together in Fleetwood, next minute we're giving him up to Tomás de Torquemada's rack? No, couldn't have slept nights, so we did what any decent friend would do, we released it and didn't pay him royalties. And that, m'lud, concludes the case for the defence.



UWU Stan Batcow Article (December 2018)

EASTER (TAKE 1)