Jesus is My Friend – Sonseed & David Crowder

Fabulous clip from a TV appearance by 80s band Sonseed. Its done the rounds so if you’ve seen it already check out the David Crowder version at the bottom of this post.

We’ve done a bit of research on Sonseed. Here is their Wikipedia listing which is all a bit Spinal Tap:

Sonseed was a Christian pop band formed at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, New York in the late 1970s. The line-up included Sal Polichetti (bass, vocals); his then wife Patricia Costagliola (keyboards, vocals); Frank Franco (guitar, vocals); Kevin McGillen (backup vocals); and Nicky Sciarra (drums). Their sole album, First Fruit, was released in 1983. A proposed follow-up, Just Can’t Get Enough (Of Jesus!!!), with more new wave and New Romantic elements, never saw official release, but some bootleg tracks have surfaced. Nicky Sciarra became district manager of Community Board 7 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He passed away in 1993 after apparently choking on a sandwich.

The band came back into the spotlight in 2008 when a recording of them performing their ska-based song ‘Jesus Is A Friend Of Mine’, from a religious TV show, appeared on the Dougsploitation blog, and subsequently became a YouTube hit.

David Crowder does Jesus Is My Friend: