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by blayze5150
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Looking for Wise Council...
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Looking for Wise Council...

I really appreciate this thread, because this is really at the front of my mind right now (btw: I love Dream Theater, too, Brent. Images and Words is one of my all time favorite albums). I really wish Christian music was like it was about 20-30 years ago. There was so much, and it was so easy to find.
by blayze5150
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Looking for Wise Council...
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Looking for Wise Council...

I choose to listen to mostly Christian music (almost exclusively) because of the effect most secular music has on me. For example, if I listen to some Jimi Hendrix or Van Halen for some guitar inspiration, I eventually find myself listening to worse and worse stuff until it starts hurting me spiritu...
by blayze5150
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: CPR
Replies: 363
Views: 49743

Re: CPR

BriGuyPEI wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:03 pm
p-freak wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:20 am
Greg Bailey replaces Ronny Cates: https://www.cprband.rocks/the-band
So they just skipped Lonnie Chapin altogether. They're moving out of sequence!
Lonnie Chapin got Lichensed.
by blayze5150
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Re: Pushing too many boundaries

Soldiers Under Command and To Hell with the Devil were awesome. It got really soft after that. They never had much meat to the lyrics (comparing Stryper lyrics to Petra lyrics is like comparing Joel Osteen to Billy Graham), but they were still cool. I think the new title is all about the shock, but ...
by blayze5150
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: CPR
Replies: 363
Views: 49743

Re: CPR

At this stage in Bob’s life, why does he need BTTR 2, J&H 2, or anything else Petra related. He’s done everything you can do up in Christian music, and has a well deserved retirement in front of him. Look at the lyrics to Godpleaser. Based on the lives his music has changed, his Father will say “wel...
by blayze5150
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Re: Pushing too many boundaries

It sounds okay... but they really phoned it in on that one. “Sorry doesn’t always make it starry?” I know Michael doesn’t write insightful lyrics like Bob Hartman or Wayne Kirkpatrick... but he can do better than that (Sorry, love ya, Mike!).
by blayze5150
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: CPR
Replies: 363
Views: 49743

Re: CPR

If Bob Hartman is serving God in a church, and is happy and content doing so, then that is wonderful. I always thought Petra would be a ministry that would continue well after Bob, John Schlitt, and Louie Weaver retired. When No Doubt was released, it seemed that might be the case. Unfortunately, th...
by blayze5150
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Re: Pushing too many boundaries

Big hair and spandex was the style at the time. Almost every band looked like that.... KISS, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Aerosmith, Motley Crue... countless others. Stryper seems to get the most crap over it (well, with Poison, anyway). That was just the time. The music was solid. Soldiers Under Command was ...
by blayze5150
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Re: Pushing too many boundaries

As my worship leader (an avid fisherman) says about God's motto, "You catch 'em, I'll clean 'em."
by blayze5150
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Re: Pushing too many boundaries

Your average listener is not going to look into the theology behind the title, they're going to see the title and think Stryper is slapping God in the face. Maybe. Maybe not. People having been making similar arguments against Christian rock in general for decades, but a lot of people have been led...
by blayze5150
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Re: Pushing too many boundaries

In all seriousness, though, I've taken it all in, and I get the point of view of the band and their supporters. I just don't agree. When you represent Christ, you have a bigger responsibility than just selling music with a controversial tag line. I agree Stryper needs to get people talking, but they...
by blayze5150
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Ever wonder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Ever wonder?

Mountain Man wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Visions is incredible and might even be better than anything Vangelis recorded (and I say that as someone who is a huge fan of Vangelis). Kinda makes you wish John Slick had done a solo album, doesn't it?
Actually... yeah. I loved Lawry’s (in all its synthesized glory!).
by blayze5150
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Acoustic Classical Hartman - new CD
Replies: 25
Views: 5191

Re: Acoustic Classical Hartman - new CD

Mountain Man wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 am
idwala wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:50 pm
I want Bob to just rock out on us.
He was in a rock band called Petra. Perhaps you've heard of them?

:mrgreen:
Who are those guys? Didn’t they play that gospel rock-n-roll stuff?

Seriously, though... digging this disc. It will be mine.
by blayze5150
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Pushing too many boundaries
Replies: 66
Views: 16702

Pushing too many boundaries

I have to say something, because for once, I’m more than a little disturbed. I realize Christian Music is a business. I realize, as coined by former WCW president Eric Bischoff, that “Controversy Creates Cash.” I also get that Stryper has long contended that they are “Christians in a band, not a Chr...
by blayze5150
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Ever Wonder V2
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Ever Wonder V2

What If C-A-T really spelled “dog?”