My Glorious Guitar Riff loving family, I hope y'all frickin LOVED last weeks blogon brand-freakin-new Guitar driven rock that most certainly does NOT suck. Let's tease that out a little further. If you are a long time reader of this blog you'll know that I often suggest to folks who either don't want to go on the road, or who CAN'T go on the road that they should consider your town's last great refuge for guitar players: church. And yeah, it DOES seem to be the ONLY alternative to bars in most towns. Hey, if the bar thing is workin' for you, keep right at it , if not... well, let's take a peek at exactly WHERE "Christian" Rock is these days. Ready? Let's Jump!
Okay, I'm gonna be honest, some of the early Christian rock bands REALLY were laughable. I mean ... who can forget STRYPER, (no matter HOW hard you try)? Now, in their defense, this WAS the era of Twisted Sister, spandex, and big, huge, fluffy hair ... so well ... ugg. Yeah, don't we ALL kinda wish we could forget some of what happened in that era? Shoot, if you're lucky ... maybe you DID. If your not old enough to remember ... forgive me for this image which will forever haunt your brain:
Yes, they are ALL DUDES! But again, ya gotta consider the era......
So.... let's quietly moove on, hoping we can unsee that ... Gang, let's travel into the CURRENT millennium!
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NiNE Lashes anybody?
Okay gang. Have I driven the point home? If you think "Christian" rock is just for the Petra old-geezers crowd or the 1980's hair-metal bunch ... well, you've been snoozing through the 2000's! So my marching orders: Wake Up, Get Up, and Tune Up! Then, rock.