quote: Is that the same as the VeggieTales Pirates who don't do anything?
They are a Christian band...but like most Christian groups, many of their songs are not related directly to religion...many of them are just plain funny songs about their take on stuff that goes on in life (the mood rings song is a good example). Though being a Christian band they keep even their non religious songs clean.
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I saw them live once, and managed to not run out of the place screaming, but i don't remember much of anythign else about the band. I do seem to connect the words Marilyn Manson with them, though. Interesting.
I have their albums, and I really appreciate the music. The lyrics are just plain funny sometimes, and are clever and often sarcastic. The "ballad" songs are quite good as well.
kwsni, the song is "My Girlfriend", and it's on the self-titled album. The idea is that the singer's girl has given up on Christ to follow Satan, and is enraptured by Marilyn Manson.
Lupus - yes, they don't often mention religion in their songs, that is true. But when they do, it's obvious that they aren't throwing references in to keep the religious fanbase happy. I will post some examples later, if I decide that I want to "de-lurk" permanently.
So, to sum it up, I enjoy RK (RelK, whatever). It's nice to have songs to listen to that are full of meaning, full of power, and full of fun on the same album - all without any "dirt" of any kind.
I'm a big fan. They have some really funny songs, but they also have some deep, profound songs.
I was at a live performance about a year ago, and I didn't like it as much as I hoped because of the simple fact that the noise overwhemed the music (and particularly the words). But yeah, good group.
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Too bad Ivygirl isn't on tonight. She's a big Relient K fan and has their CDs. I will have to point her to this thread tomorrow if she doesn't have too much homework...
Of course, right now we are all big on Jeremy Camp and on Mercy Me because we just saw them in concert and it was absolutely AWESOME! Wichita, Kansas was actually their first city on their UNDONE tour.
quote: Lupus - yes, they don't often mention religion in their songs, that is true. But when they do, it's obvious that they aren't throwing references in to keep the religious fanbase happy.
True, when they talk about religion it is always very profound and meaningful. The one from "I so hate consequences" really hits me. Not just the lyrics, but the way they sing them.
quote: When I got tired of running from you I stopped right there to catch my breath There your words they caught my ears You said, I miss you son. Come home And my sins, they watched me leave And in my heart I so believed The love you felt for me was mine The love I'd wished for all this time And when the doors were closed I heard no I told so's I said the words I knew you knew Oh God, Oh God I needed you God all this time I needed you, I needed you
Well, the benefit of hearing any artist in concert is that they talk about their songs -- what they were thinking and going through when they wrote them, what was going on with life. It makes each song have much more meaning...
I ran into them when I was first getting into rock. I got the song "Chapstick and Chemistry" or some such on recommendation of someone on another forum. I really liked that song, but when I discovered they were a religious band that was a huge turn off for me becuase I'm a rather strong atheist and really don't care to listen to music that goes on and on about one religion or another. But if a lot of their songs are non-religious maybe I ought to give them another chance. They sound like a good band.
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Farmgirl - thanks, but that's ok. I'm going to see Mercy Me sometime soon, I think. I've seen them before, and was very impressed about how Christ-centered they were. On top of that, I love the lead singer's voice.
I found out that Relient K will be at Six Flags over Georgia March 26th. I am there! The first time I saw them in concert was at Six Flags (AtlantaFest 2004) and it rained the entire time. They played for a very short amount of time, because it was too dangerous. My goodness, it was really coming down. The next time was at Toccoa Fest - but they canceled.
They are going to be an opening at for Stephen Curtis Chapman.
But I don't know that I can make that concert too -- the tickets are even higher than the Jeremy Camp concert -- and I blew a big wad of money for that one because I took both my kids and their friends.