Vancouver punk band Living with Lions has come under fire from U.S. media following the release of its new album Holy S--- and has drawn the ire of Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.Then the tubby oafish and evil minister was drowned in a stream of santorum and crucifixes.
The album's packaging, designed to look like a Bible with faded pages, lyrics written like Bible verses and subtitled The Poo Testament, features a play on the ascension of Christ, with Jesus portrayed as a piece of excrement.
Holy S--- first drew the attention of entertainment magazine L.A. Weekly on Tuesday. The publication pointedly referred to the Canadian government's role in providing funding support for the album through FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), the logo of which is prominently displayed on the back of the album.
The album's liner notes also acknowledge the support of the government of Canada.
"The content of this CD is offensive and the fact that it is clearly designed to offend a group of Canadians based on their faith is simply wrong," James Maunder, Moore's spokesman, said in a statement sent to the Vancouver Sun.
Dragging the following poop stream onto one of Smut Clyde's comments would be hostile.