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Category: Christian Music Tales

Tales From Christian Music III: The Christian Weird Al & Good Charlotte

There are Christian versions of every band. I previously discussed this, but in order to understand the subculture of Evangelicalism that was Christian music you must understand this point. Some are obvious– of course kids who grew up listening to Linkin Park are gonna make their own versions of the band from a Christian perspective and of course Christian labels (some of which are owned by large mainstream companies) are going to try to profit off of any trend (including boy bands). One of the strangest Christian versions out there… Read more Tales From Christian Music III: The Christian Weird Al & Good Charlotte

Christian Music Tales II: Transcendant Nothing

We used to hang out at this place called The Underground Cafe all the time. It was a music venue located at a church in the suburbs of Sacramento, a ministry for the church to attract youth and attract them it did. My teenage years saw me slowly listening to faster and heavier music, my parents would only let me listen to Christian bands, luckily there was a plethora of record labels to choose from–Tooth and Nail, Solid State, Facedown, Mono vs. Stereo, Flicker, Floodgate–all Christian based alternative music producers.… Read more Christian Music Tales II: Transcendant Nothing

Christian Music Tales I: The Failure of Fun

My youth group (for the unchurched among you: a group at church consisting of either Jr. Highers or High School kids) loved the song “Sadie Hawkins Dance” by Relient K. Relient K was a band that made its living creating tongue-in-cheek (they literally had an album called The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek) pop-punk tinged songs. They were signed to TobyMac‘s label and had songs about mood rings, waking up too late, and Jesus. They were a part of the Christian music scene and their clean, fun, and silly… Read more Christian Music Tales I: The Failure of Fun