Overview 1. Corinthians 2. Cornelius 3. I'm a Receiver 4. YHWH 5. Smooth Grandmama 6. Devil Went Down to Jordan 7. Drop of Lucifer 8. Born Above 9. Follow Me 10. Don't Fear the People 11. Lemonade 12. How You Rewind Me 13. Regeneration 14. Love the Jews 15. Good Guys Bad Guys 16. Flurry 17. Tom Saw Ya 18. Sufferin' Just Finished 19. Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit 20. Baa! We're Lambs
ApologetiX specializes in Biblical parodies of rock songs from the 50's through today.
Record Label Parodudes, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher WESSCOTT MARKETING
ISBN 0012164143 EAN 0651968000726 UPC 651968000726
Re-writing lyrics to existing songs is a time-honored practice: the MAD Magazine parodies of Broadway and movie musicals and the "filk" tradition within science-fiction fandom and among Creative Anachronists are among the best-known examples. Well, there's another place where it's becoming increasingly popular, and that's in contemporary Christian music, where ApologetiX is probably the most air-played group doing it.
It takes a lot of technical proficiency to perform in such a variety of musical styles as is required for an album such as GRACE PERIOD, and there's no doubt that these guys have it, as they cover songs by The Monkees, Bruce Springsteen, the Village People, Blue Oyster Cult, the Beach Boys, Nirvana, the early Beatles, and several others, always rewriting the lyrics to make their Christian theological point (although how they could possibly think it was necessary to rewrite Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" to make it *more* Christian is beyond me).
In the copying, however, they lose a full review point with me. While the courts have long held that rewriting lyrics for printed parodies, as MAD does, is fair use, so far as I know (I'm not a lawyer) the selling of a recording of those lyrics played with the *original_music* still requires a payment of royalty to the authors of the *music*, and ApologetiX specifically states on the album cover that they don't do that.
If you're a fundamentalist or Pentecostal Christian, and you can live with the ethical compromise that this purchase apparently rewards a violation of the Commandment against (intellectual property) Theft, then this is a good listen.
TRACKS ARE... Aug 14, 2006
1. Corinthians ("In The End" by Linkin Park 2. Cornelius ("Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel) 3. I'm A Receiver ("I'm A Believer" by The Monkees) 4. YHWH ("YMCA" by The Village People) 5. Smooth Grandmamma ("Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson) 6. Devil Went Down To Jordon ("Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band) 7. Drop of Lucifer ("Drops Of Jupiter" by Train) 8. Born Above ("Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen) 9. Follow Me ("Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker) 10. Don't Fear The People ("Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult) 11. Lemonade ("Renegade" by Styx) 12. How You Rewind Me ("How You Remind Me" by Nickelback) 13. Regeneration ("My Generation" by The Who) 14. Love The Jews ("Love Me Do" by The Beatles) 15. Good Guys Bad Guys ("Good Times Bad Times" by Led Zeppelin) 16. Flurry ("Blurry" by Puddle Of Mudd) 17. Tom Saw Ya ("Tom Sawyer" by Rush) 18. Sufferin' Just Finished ("Suffragette City" by David Bowie) 19. Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit ("Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana) 20. Baa! We're Lambs! ("Barbar Ann" by The Beach Boys