I quote: "Although the group considers itself a Christian band, not all of the songs pertain to religion." So, if you want that, here it is. I ain't wastin' ink. It's expensive. But I will say this: Religion is just the very best way of not questioning authority + not thinking. Good luck to yez, you're gonna need it since you don't do either of the two (very important) things. Oh I forgot, you don't need luck since you have GOD. Or Buddha. Or whatever it is. Again, good luck. (Damn, that's a lot of ink wasted. Oh well.) The last track is about, apparently, sex, which is another area where not making Q's and not thinking are de rigueur.
Should be the soundtrack to the Kenneth Copeland Hour. Even though it is Bible thumper music it is good. This band is a lot better than Cripple Kid.
Track #6 "Bumble Bug"
Sounds like something my therapist told me once when I got mad at my parents.
Track #9 "Angel's Wings"
Very Bible Thumper.
Track #11 "Rising Sin"
Why do all these songs sound the same?
Track #15 "Twinkle Fingermuffin"
The most fucked up thing I've ever heard.
These guys are high school Christian punks. Christian punk is like straight edge taken to the extreme, right? I wonder what Osama Bin Laden would think of these guys? Would he think this is better, worse or the same as satanic heavy metal?
One problem with most Christian rock IMHO is there's no anger. These guys seem too satisfied with themselves. Like they have the answer to everyone else's problems. They never question authority. The lyrics are as boring and pointless as too much - well... as too much stuff that passes for punk nowadays. But there's a smugness about them. They're looking down on us from above. This sure isn't punk rock to me.
I have nothing against the Christian philosophy/religion - well, actually I do. In the current political climate I am burned out with religious fanatics of all types. But this record would suck whether it was by Christian punk or Satanic metalheads. The song lyrics are God-awful. They remind me of Joni Mitchell or CSN&Y. This is not punk rock. It's a travesty, and imitation, or a satire of punk. These guys wouldn't know punk if it kicked them in the ass.
Their last song, "Twinkle Fingermuffins," is a disco song. And it's a good one! So do us all a favor, Makeshift 3, drop the punk rock pose and switch to disco. It's what you're best at. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!)
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