Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Stephen. "Don't Fear the People" is a parody of "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult, from the "Grace Period" CD. Part of the song goes, "Stephen didn't fear the people, not even when they stoned him to death. We can be like he was."
|"Bethlehemian Rhapsody" from "Keep the Change" was not the first time ApologetiX had recorded that song. What album was their earlier version released on?||Bible References in ApologetiX Songs
"Radical History Tour". The song (a parody of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen) was originally recorded on "Radical History Tour" with slightly different lyrics and only mediocre sound quality. But they re-did it on "Keep the Change" with a much better result.
|Who is the "Crazy Little King God Loves"? He's sung about twice on the "Biblical Graffiti" CD - once in the abovementioned song, and once in a song that was original sung by Led Zeppelin.||Bible References in ApologetiX Songs
David. David was called a "man after God's own heart." "Crazy Little King God Loves" is a parody of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen, and the Led Zeppelin song they parodied was "Dancing Days," which became "Dancing Dave."
Joshua. This retelling of Joshua and the walls of Jericho is a parody of "Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd, and it is on the band's "Biblical Graffiti" CD.
Jacob and Esau. Jacob and Esau were the only two in the list of choices that were twins. (David and Absalom weren't even brothers, they were father and son.) This song is a parody of "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles and can be found on their "Biblical Graffiti" CD.
John 1:1. "Genny 22" is an actual ApologetiX song, but it's from the "Spoofernatural" CD. "John 1:1" is a parody of "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys and talks about the verse that says that in the beginning the Word was with God and the Word was God. In the words of the song: "John 1:1 tells us God is really Jesus the Word."
Jesus. "American Pie" by Don McLean turns into "Parable Guy," a song that tries to cram all of Jesus' parables in the gospels into one eight-minute song.
Paul. The parody is titled "I Love Apostle Paul." The first verse is told from another prisoner's point of view, noting that Paul has done nothing wrong and doesn't deserve to be imprisoned.
"Enter Samson". It's a parody of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, and focuses on the story of Samson, whose parents vowed he would never cut his hair, which would give him amazing strength.
Abraham sacrificing Isaac. This song, a parody of "867-5309," also known as "Jenny's Song" by Tommy Tutone, is the story of God telling Abraham to sacrifice his only son.
Doubting Thomas. "Tom Saw Ya" (a parody of "Tom Sawyer" by Rush) is the story of doubting Thomas, one of Jesus' apostles who swore he wouldn't believe in the resurrection until he had touched the holes in Jesus's hands and side where they pierced him. Jesus proved himself to Thomas by letting him do exactly that.
Noah's ark. "Story of a Squirrel" really isn't about the squirrel at all, it just talks about Noah's ark. In fact, at the end, the lyrics realize this: "I realize that I've accidentally snubbed her...yet she's fine." It's a parody of "Story of a Girl" by Nine Days.
"Not Logs Lincoln". A parody of "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody, from the "Radical History Tour" album. This quote doesn't specify which book of the Bible it's in, but Noah's story begins in Genesis 6, and thus starts our look through Bible verses in ApologetiX songs.
Holy Monkey's Eyebrow!. "Downer of a Sister" is a parody of System of a Down's "Chop Suey!"
A FAQ on the Apologetix website asks why J. Jackson says "Holy Monkey's Eyebrow" at the beginning of "Downer of a Sister." Here's the answer:
Monkey's Eyebrow is the name of an actual town in Kentucky. When we were recording "Downer of a Sister," it was difficult to annunciate the lyrics at the beginning of the song -- getting them right and on time with the beat. I actually said that in the middle of the song, and Karl put it at the beginning because the System of a Down version has a (barely audible) exclamation at the beginning that says something like "rolling suicide."
Jimmy Buffett. "Psum 14" is a parody of Sum 41's "Fat Lip." Among other things, Apologetix also mentions Al Pacino, Mr. Clean, Olan Mills, Dorian Gray, and Waldorf the Muppet.
"Sure my movie part it won't be played by Al Pacino
Well, I hope you're not thinking I'm exactly Mr. Clean though
As a kid, was in sin, and no one knew it but me
And my Olan Mills portrait was Dorian Gray
Well, I know I'm not the one you thought you knew back in high school
You'd never know, I'd never show, I just was a shy dude
But let me set you straight, 'cause all of us need saved
My sin was always here but that's erased
I don't want to praise my crimes
Because I know that that would be impropriety
I'm just a ball of slime
So come and get forgiven just like He forgave me--act now
Read God's truth in
Romans and Psalms we learn that all people fall
But what would you expect knowing David and Paul
Have you met 'em? Them fellas knew how we need grace grace
They did bad deeds only God could erase
Cause David had an affair and murdered, he still repented
Turning Paul around it took divine intervention
Acts 9 it will confirm he messed up every church
He sinned till Jesus told him, "Hey, that hurts!"
I don't want to list my crimes
Because I know the fragility of my piety
And I recall this line
In chapter 1 verse 15 of First Timothy--that's how
Don't count on me to live with no sin
Don't count on me--I'll do it again
Don't count on me--but the point you're missing
Don't count on me--is I'm forgiven
We're all just no good and we're nailed without Christ
Act fast and He won't get upset about nothing
You can stand around and scorn and scoff like Waldorf the Muppet
But you can't blame anybody; ask Jimmy Buffett
'Cause if you take no blame you'll be really on the hook
You're on the Ten Most Wanted in the devil's own book
That's why Psalm number 14:3 is important
Because it says we're all sinners adding up more sin"
|Apologetix has a girl group sing backup vocals for a few of its songs. What is the group's name?||Apologetix and "Adam Up"
Everlife. Everlife sings backup vocals on "Meshach," "The Word," "Get Found Tonight," and "Sweet Oholibamah."
|The song "Lose Yourself" was a biographical song for Eminem, and its parody "Look Yourself" is also a biographical song for Apologetix's lead singer. What's his name?||Apologetix and "Adam Up"
J. Jackson. In the FAQ section of the Apologetix website, one of the questions was: "What does the J in J. Jackson stand for?" Jackson jokingly replied Jenny, and that's why he's never told anyone the name behind the initial before. He never did say what it really meant, though.
Ozzy Osbourne. The song talks about rock star Ozzy and how we should pray for him to get saved.
"Ozzy puts bats down his throat
Real different people live in his home
"Cosby, he's not," You complain
"He's burned out from drugs and forgets his own name!"
Censors soon start bleeping, "What did he just say?!"
I know enough to tell it's not a statement of faith
I know enough to tell Ozzy may need saved
I've listened to Priest and I've listened to Crue
I've watched Alice Cooper get saved out of booze
One person's addictions can ruin his soul
But Jesus saved Alice, so you never know
Metal groups still screaming. Why are we so tame?
They're going off the trail, but they ain't insane
They're going off the trail, 'cause we're lazy brains
Why don't we think 'bout Romans 1 through 3
You gotta listen to God's Word
There was a cola war and Ozzy succumbed
He'll sell Mr. Bubble when MTV's done
Lately, I just am not scared
The devilish Ozzy--he just isn't there
Maybe he's not really who and what you claimed
I know what Ozzy says but he may still change
So don't underestimate God's amazing grace"
I'm Gonna Feed (500 Mouths). "I'm Gonna Feed (500 Mouths)" is a parody of the Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Walk (500 Miles)". "I'm Gonna Feed" tells the story of the five loaves and two fish.
Guide the Way. "Guide the Way" is a parody of "By the Way" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and it tells the story of Daniel in the lion's den.
"Get here quick I think I'm on the meat tray
Point and click to make your bid on eBay"
Eutychus. Paul is mentioned in the song, but Eutychus is the perspective that the song is from. "Listening After Midnight" is a parody of "Living After Midnight by Judas Priest."
"It's in Acts 20, I am Eutychus"
Toby Keith. The original Toby Keith song that the Apologetix version is based on is called "Who's Your Daddy?" As for the other artists, Apologetix parodied Trace Adkins's "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" with "Humpty Dumpty Country Club" in their album "Wordplay". They parodied Brooks and Dunn's "Boot Scootin' Boogie" with "Good News Bookie" in their album "New and Used Hits".
"Wait, wait, On the Lord, baby! Wait, wait, On the Lord
Wait, wait, On the Lord, baby! Batman
Girls, what?! Same tune...trust me"
"Meshach" is a parody of the B-52's "Love Shack".
The Paradise Club. The Paradise Club was in Irwin, PA. Sadly, it is no longer there. Those who purchased the "Rare Not Well Done" downloads may remember the song "Rockin' the Paradise". Cup O Joy is in Wisconsin and ApologetiX plays there most years. The Syria Mosque was a concert venue in Pittsburgh during the late 80s/early 90s.
APNAB. APNAB stood for Absolutely Positively Not A Band and was a take-off on the name of the Bible Study where Karl and J met. That Christian Parody Band is currently used by ApologetiX. The Christian "Weird Al" is similar to something I've heard J use in describing ApologetiX. JC's Band is a play on ApologetiX's song "JC's Mom" from their "New & Used Hits" CD.
|On "Want It, Dead or Alive", ApologetiX parodied a Christian TV show by saying "That's a Dash" during the zip+4 portion of their contact address. What TV Show were they parodying?||ApologetiX - The Early Years
His Place. "His Place" was filmed in Pittsburgh, PA and had a diner setting. When "His Place" gave the address for their show, they said "That's a dash" in the zip+4 portion.
Mitzi. According to the vocal introduction on the cassette, the dog's name was Mitzi. I made the other names up.
"God I Like About You" and "Mrs. Protestant". ApologetiX originally offered a Tenth Anniversary re-issue of "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" to fan club members only. It had a fancier label, but no case. They subsequently offered a Director's Cut CD of "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" which came with a case and photo booklet and two additional songs.
|Which two songs on the Tenth Anniversary reissue of "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" were originally released on the "Radical History Tour" cassette?||ApologetiX - The Early Years
"Love Ain't Nothin'" and "Verynice City". Because cassettes ran 90 minutes and CDs are 70-76 minutes, several songs from "Radical History Tour" had be be omitted when ApologetiX decided to re-release it on CD. "Isaac Man" and "The Sounds of Silas" were included on the "Radical History Tour" CD. "Lions" and "He Really Got Mad" are on both the re-issue and the Director's Cut of "Isn't Wasn't Ain't".
Andy Sparks, Jeff Pakula, and Jerry Hayostak. Andy Sparks played guitar on several ApologetiX albums. Steve Kayner played bass and Keith Harrold played drums on "Isn't Wasn't Ain't". Rick Servocky played drums on "Radical History Tour".
J Jackson and Karl Messner. J Jackson and Karl Messner founded Apologetix in 1992. J uses only the letter J for his first name and Karl's first name is with a K not a C.