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Christian bands & their secular counterparts

Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:01 pm

Here is a list of Christian bands and the secular bands that they sound like:
Resurrection/Rez Band-Winger, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bob Seger
Nouveaux-Def Leppard
Angelica-Mr. Big, Dokken, Journey, Danger Danger, White Lion, Boston
Petra-Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe
Whitecross-Ratt, Mötley Crüe, White Lion, Megadeth
Guardian-Winger, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Autograph, Guns N Roses
Barren Cross-Iron Maiden, Armoured Saint
Shout-Boston, White Lion, Def Leppard, Queensrÿche
John Elefante-Kansas, Boston
Idle Cure-Def Leppard, Armoured Saint, a deep Ted Poley
X-Sinner-Ac/Dc, Cinderella, Krokus Judas Priest
Bride-Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Metallica, Scorpions
New Jerusalem-Led Zeppelin
Sacred Warrior & Bloodgood-Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Queensrÿche
Stryper-Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Queensrÿche
Holy Soldier-Great White
Allies-ZZ Top, Foreigner(kind of??)
DANIEL BAND-Great White, Iron Maiden(their guitar/drum sound), Mötley Crüe, Led Zeppelin
WhiteHeart-Winger, Europe, Loverboy, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Warrant, Toto(early WhiteHeart)
Michael W. Smith-Bryan Adams
Larry Norman-Bob Dylan, Kix(the voice)
Daniel Amos-Talking Heads, The Clash, The Eagles(early Daniel Amos)
DC Talk-The Police(later DC Talk)
Degarmo & Key-Eddie Money, Hall and Oates
Third Day-Pearl Jam
All-Star United, The Waiting, PFR, Jars Of Clay-Oasis, Green Day softerNirvana
Rick Cua-Rick Springfield
Liaison-Nickelback, John Norum
Mad At The World-Tears for Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran
Rachel Rachel-Vixen
Crystavox-White Lion, Ratt, Boston
Phil Keaggy-Vince Neil, Bret Michaels, Paul McCartney, The Clash
The Brave-Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin
Barnabas-Heart
Steve Taylor-Weird Al, Cheap Trick, Billy Idol
The Choir, Brighton, 411, Servant -Starship
Altar Boys-The Ramones
Disciple-Pantera
Mastedon-Cinderella
Ken Tamplin-Bruce Dickinson
The Violet Burning-Duran Duran
Chasing Furies-Evanescence
Audio Adrenaline- The Police
Vigilantes Of Love- Johnny Cash, 38 Special
Big Tent Revival- Thin Lizzy
Some bands like Stryper or Holy Soldier are just kinda their own style, but if you can think of anyone who sounds like them, anybody else who sounds like someone above, or anybody to add to the list above let me know; thx! :mrgreen:
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Re: Christian bands & their secular counterparts

Post by George Harrison » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:05 pm

John Elefante- Kansas, Boston
Idle Cure- Def Leppard
Bride- Guns N Roses (sometimes)
Resurrection Band- Led Zeppelin (some albums only)
New Jerusalem- Led Zeppelin
X Sinner- ACDC
Phil Keaggy- The Beatles? (a few songs only. His voice sounds vaguely like Paul McCartney's I think)

Don't think Rez sounds much like winger though, also don't think whitecross= led Zeppelin
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:11 pm

George Harrison wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:05 pm
John Elefante- Kansas, Boston
Idle Cure- Def Leppard
Bride- Guns N Roses (sometimes)
Resurrection Band- Led Zeppelin (some albums only)
New Jerusalem- Led Zeppelin
X Sinner- ACDC
Yes, I could not think of who it was that sounded like Guns N Roses! X-Sinner, I was thinking the same thing with too, which is probably why I was disappointed in them. John Elefante sounds like Kansas cause he sings for Kansas, but I will put them :lol: And maybe now that you said Idle Cure sounds like Def Leppard maybe I'll start seeing it. That's what happened with Nouveaux, and now I cannot unseeit! :lol: Thank you for your contributions 😉
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:22 pm

George Harrison wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:05 pm
John Elefante- Kansas, Boston
Idle Cure- Def Leppard
Bride- Guns N Roses (sometimes)
Resurrection Band- Led Zeppelin (some albums only)
New Jerusalem- Led Zeppelin
X Sinner- ACDC
Phil Keaggy- (a few albums only. His voice sounds vaguely like Paul McCartney's I think)

Don't think Rez sounds much like winger though, also don't think whitecross= led Zeppelin
No, I don't think they sound like Led Zeppelin either but some ppl we're saying that in comments of a Whitecross video; idk
I heard a Winger song and it took me all day to think of who his voice sounded like, and I finally thought of Glen's.
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:25 pm

I'm having trouble thinking of White Heart, I cannot think of who it is they sound like.
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Post by Progfan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:11 pm

John Elefante doesn’t sing for Kansas, he was on two of their albums and one extra song between 82-84. He does carry a little bit of that influence into some of his solo work, but I would not list him as a “sounds like Kansas.”
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Post by George Harrison » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:31 am

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John Elefante doesn’t sing for Kansas, he was on two of their albums and one extra song between 82-84. He does carry a little bit of that influence into some of his solo work, but I would not list him as a “sounds like Kansas.”
Yeah, I could see that too. I was mostly thinking of a few songs like "this is how the story goes" and "one day down by the lake", but you are right, he doesn't quite sound the same.
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:32 am

George Harrison wrote:
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:11 pm
John Elefante doesn’t sing for Kansas, he was on two of their albums and one extra song between 82-84. He does carry a little bit of that influence into some of his solo work, but I would not list him as a “sounds like Kansas.”
Yeah, I could see that too. I was mostly thinking of a few songs like "this is how the story goes" and "one day down by the lake", but you are right, he doesn't quite sound the same.
Alright, alright, I was only going off of what George said about him sounding like them, and I didn't know that they had had so many different singers. I don't listen to them, I had just read that he had sung for them, okay!
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Post by George Harrison » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:58 pm

Once upon a time Brent said this:

"Servant (When you listen to their stuff, you will hear musical and sonic hints of Golden Earring, The Clash, and other people on the radio at the same time.) You can play their songs today and lyrically they still fly.

Here are the rock and metal artists I used to play on radio. The quality for production and vinyl/tape was not comparable with the secular alternatives.

AD
David & The Giants
Kerry Livgren
Morgan Cryar
Joe English Band
AKA (Joe English Band)
Phil Keaggy
King James (Members from Stryper, White Cross, etc. Only three records were made. The last has rerecorded versions of the first and best album.)
Rez Band (I don't like this style of music, but they should be listened to for historical purposes.)
Idle Cure (a little light for me, but they had some "hits".)
Benny Hester (AOR)
Sweet Comfort Band (Depending upon the album, you might get rock, AOR, jazz, etc.)
Shout (Ken Tamplin's band. Former Journey drummer Deen Castronova was playing with them for a bit.) This music doesn't have much soul, and there is lots of show-boating on guitar, but hey...that's Ken.
Novella (Only had a few records. The first two were the best.)
X-Sinner (Christian Music's AC/DC.)
Deliverance (Christian Music's Metallica.)
Messiah Prophet (Christian Music's Preist.)
Bride (Christian Music's Guns N' Roses.)
Rob Rock and Chris Impelliteri (Christian Music's Satriani and Malmsteen.)
Ruscha (AOR. They had some charting singles.)
77s (This band was a reflection of secular college radio at the time.)
Lamb (This is very hard to find. They had a song covered Andrus Blackwood & Company (Formerly of the Imperials), and it was really cool back in the day. They had another song called "Jonah" that was very good for the time. These guys were doing acoustics, looping and voice boxes with drums and my youth directors thought it was EEEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL. Good stuff!
Check out anything with "solder", "holy" or "white" in the name, and you are going to get classic metal rip-offs with screaming, thin, vocals."
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Re: Christian bands & their secular counterparts

Post by George Harrison » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:00 pm

There was a previous thread like this, this is what people said:

"Saint - Time's End
Sounds like Screaming for Vengeance/Defenders of the Faith-era Judas Priest.

Holy Saint - Holy Saint
Sounds like Whitecross, Dokken, Poison. Demo quality because it's a demo"
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:20 pm

George Harrison wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:00 pm
There was a previous thread like this, this is what people said:

"Saint - Time's End
Sounds like Screaming for Vengeance/Defenders of the Faith-era Judas Priest.

Holy Saint - Holy Saint
Sounds like Whitecross, Dokken, Poison. Demo quality because it's a demo"
I'm sorry, but your post had me lost, dude. I'm rlly confused
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Post by George Harrison » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:12 pm

I copied and pasted some relevant posts from years ago
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:29 am

George Harrison wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:12 pm
I copied and pasted some relevant posts from years ago
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Post by George Harrison » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:12 pm

Diehardpetrafan, I noticed that you have made more posts in a few weeks than I had in almost a year... At that rate in about two years you'll be the most active member :lol:
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Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:31 am

George Harrison wrote:
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Diehardpetrafan, I noticed that you have made more posts in a few weeks than I had in almost a year... At that rate in about two years you'll be the most active member :lol:
Yeah, I guess I post quite a lot, and I myself have been wondering if that was more of a good or bad thing.
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