One Step Ahead of the Spider

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One Step Ahead of the Spider
Studio album by MC 900 Ft. Jesus
Released 28 June 1994
Recorded ???
Genre Alternative hip hop, Spoken Word, Jazz, Experimental
Length 56:31
Label American
Producer Rick Rooney
MC 900 Ft. Jesus chronology
Welcome to My Dream
One Step Ahead of the Spider
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One Step Ahead of the Spider is the third album from MC 900 Ft. Jesus, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). Various tracks are sometimes used as bumper music on National Public Radio. According to some advance CD copies, this album was originally entitled Loony Tunes.

The album includes the hit "If I Only Had a Brain", which a music video was made that featured MC 900 Ft. Jesus reading an advertisement on selling brains. He decides to order one by getting in a box to head to the address of the ad to receive a brain. However, he encounters a misadventure while not knowing what's happening on the outside (from falling out of a window of a factory to being stolen and put in a truck, etc.) while singing the song and doing random activities such as having a disco, eating nuts, or doing yoga; the interior of the box he is in appears to expand in different sizes while remaining the same on the exterior. In the end, a little boy puts the box on a wagon and as he spots a dime on the road, he releases the wagon. The wagon then rolls down a hill back to MC 900 Ft. Jesus' house, right where he started from as he gets out of the box, looking dumbfounded. The video was directed by Spike Jonze and was included in a Beavis and Butt-head episode, which featured Beavis mimicking the musical beat and Butt-head becoming annoyed as a result until he eventually goes along.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs written by Griffin, except where noted.)

  1. "New Moon" – 11:41
  2. "But If You Go" – 5:39
  3. "If I Only Had a Brain" – 3:46
  4. "Stare and Stare" – 6:58 (Mayfield)
  5. "Buried at Sea" – 4:46 (Griffin/Rollins)
  6. "Tiptoe Through the Inferno" – 4:50
  7. "Gracías Pepé" – 3:42 (Caldwell/Griffin)
  8. "New Year's Eve" – 3:43
  9. "Bill's Dream" – 8:15
  10. "Rhubarb" – 3:11


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