*Originally released August 19th 2014*
This week's episode is on the Australian Christian rock turned pop band Newsboys. Doug and Steve also discuss trying the break the Christian music mould, remix and compilation albums, and going from an underground fresh sound to processed pop beats.
Music featured this week:
Shine - Going Public
Entertaining Angels - Step Up To The Microphone
God's Not Dead - God's Not Dead
5:21 - The episode of South Park is "Christian Rock Hard" from season 7.
8:56 - Here's the video for "Simple Man" so that you too can behold John James in all his glory.
20:16 - It was a little more complicated than that. Evanescence were comprised of Christian members, but strictly kept faith-based lyrical content out of their music. Their reaction was actually more surprise than offence, as this article illustrates really well.
53:03 - Actually, that album "Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits" was released in November of 2001, and there were no band members who left at that time. Doug was correct that Steven Page would leave, but much later (2009).
1:21:53 - Yeeeeeeeeeah the video for "God's Not Dead" is STILL pretty heavy-handed.
1:24:21 - Thankfully, Wikipedia's article on Restart is toned down a notch now.
Lost The Plot - Take Me To Your Leader
I Would Give Everything - Love Liberty Disco
John Woo - Thrive
Stay Strong - The Greatest Hits
Hallelujah - Step Up To The Microphone
Dear Shame - Not Ashamed
Elle G. - Going Public
It's All Who You Know - Take Me To Your Leader
Thrive - Thrive
Fall On You - Love Liberty Disco
Newsboys' Official Website
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