We Wince At Every Hit
Why, is it some kind of miracle the Christian rock band didn't suck?
It's more that it's Bohemian Rhapsody than just that they're Christian. Bohemian Rhapsody is a tough song to sing and I've heard a lot of bad attempts. This is a good attempt.I'm not sure that, by itself, it's proof of G-d's existence, but it is a little surprising.
Who knew David's Secret Blog was gonna become a rock commentary site? :-)Yeah, pretty good. I've never heard a live Queen version, so overall this might compare favorably. The lead singer isn't quite up to Freddy though.
David -- I was more surprised by what appears to be your own bigotry of low expectations.
David is hardly bigoted, but he does support affirmative action for Christian rock groups.
It's not that I'm bigoted, it's exactly the opposite. Christians can write and perform rock at the highest standards. But when they use the adjective and identify their music as "Christian rock" rather than simply rock, they're basically admitting that it needs special consideration. In other words, there's nothing inherent in rock music that's at odds with Christianity. Black Sabbath gets counted (it is a bit of a stretch) as a band whose songs actually promote Christian themes, but it never tried to sell itself as a Christian metal band.So, yes, my initial reaction to a song or band that is sold as "Christian Rock" is that I'm being asked to accept wretched rock because it (or the band) is Christian.
Isn't "wretched rock" redundant?
No, there's quite a lot of good stuff out there. IMHO the best rock is classically influenced varieties (such as Yes). Try this one for something more recent - it's a heavy metal band with a full lyric soprano front woman with classical voice training who has a full 3 octave range.Interesting, there was an American band "Evanescence" in the same genre (female voice symphonic metal) which was original marketed as "Christian" but forced the record label to change it because they thought it would have a negative impact on sales.
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