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by Richard on April 27, 2011

worship band

True too often

I couldn’t resist sharing this latest offering from ASBO Jesus.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

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malc 04.28.11 at 11:28 pm

personally, and I only speak for myself, I can’t stand worship bands…

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Mendip Nomad 04.30.11 at 9:20 pm

Haha - love it!! If, when stationed, I find myself with a church or churches featuring worship bands the first things I will ask to hear them play are “When the levee breaks” or “Moby Dick” by Led Zep (will prove the drummer can do more than keep a beat), “Under Pressure” by Queen (to show the bassist can lead not just sit in the background), “November Rain” by Guns ‘n’ Roses (to show the guitarist can actually play solo), and “Creep” by Radiohead (to show the singer has a decent range). Oh, and “Girls and Boys” by Blur because I’d want to know they can play fun stuff properly! If they don’t even know who those bands are then I will know they are not serious about what they do and shouldn’t be up front doing it!

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Tony Buglass 04.30.11 at 11:20 pm

Horses for courses. Some music is best done with guitars and stuff, some with an organ, some with a choir and orchestra. I can praise God just as much with Palestrina and Bach as I can with Charles Wesley or Stuart Townend.

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Mendip Nomad 05.01.11 at 12:06 pm

Tony, with you completely - but I want whoever’s leading the music to be enthusiastic about it and be as good at it as they can be. Sadly, my experience of some worship bands is that they seem to think worship songs and New Christian Music is the be-all-and-end-all of music. My point is that I can praise God as much with U2, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons or Florence & the Machine (all of whom are outstanding musicians, far better than anything I’ve ever heard in the NCM section of any Christian Book/Musicshop) as I can with any of those you mentioned.

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