Altar Boys – No Substitute – 2018

As the story goes Mike Stand was resting after a surgery and decided to break out his Tascam 4 track and listen to some recordings the band made in 91 & 93. For some reason back in the day the boys were unable to release these recordings. Mike decided to see if he could get these recordings released so he ran a kickstarter to raise funds for the album. They successfully raised over $23,000 so we are blessed with a new, old album. The sound of this album is classic Altar boys so any fan of them back then will be a fan of this album. It’s not that often a situation likes this comes so I found it to be a real treat.

1 – Rebel Rock – 4:37
2 – No Substitute – 4:00
3 – Let Me See Your Hands – 3:31
4 – Light Of Freedom – 4:01
5 – Outside In The Distance – 3:25
6 – History Comes Back – 5:18
7 – The Kids Cry – 3:58
8 – Surround Me – 4:33
9 – Thousand Miles – 4:27
10 – Devotion – 4:28
11 – Give Our Hearts – 4:16
12 – Revolution Of Love – 2:53

Design [Artwork Design] – Ron Lara
Mixed By, Mastered By – Keith Sorrells
Performer [Altar Boys Are:] – Jeff Crandall, Mark Robertson, Mike Stand, Steve Pannier

Companies, etc.
Mixed At – Project K Studios
Copyright (c) – Lo-Fidelity Records
Copyright (c) – Oh Oh Nancy Music

ApologetiX – That’s Too Bad – 2018

ApologetiX offer up another great album with a “Bad” theme. More great 80’s parodies and some 70’s and 90’s as well. Fun stuff as usual from these guys. Per the Band

“This CD ends with two football spoofs. One reimagines the story of the Good Samaritan; the other was written for a Steelers Christian men’s event we played in 2015. We hope you’ll take them in the humorous spirit in which they were intended. If not, you take sports more seriously than we do. And that’s too bad.”

1 – Bad Foreign Girls (Parody of “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen)
2 – She’s Got Cooties (Parody of “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes)
3 – Dumb Questions (Parody of “Come Dancing” by The Kinks)
4 – Embarrassing Moments (Parody of “American Woman” by The Guess Who)
5 – Soakin’ in the Lord’s Book (Parody of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” by Brownsville Station)
6 – The War in You (Parody of “The Warrior” by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth)
7 – Bad Things for a Good Time (Parody of “Nothin’ but a Good Time” by Poison)
8 – It’s a Long Way to the Dock (if You Wanna Stop in Rome) (Parody of “It’s a Long Way to the Top (if You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” by AC/DC
9 – Everybody Burps (Parody of “Everybody Hurts” by REM
10 – Campaign to Jehovah (Parody of “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis
11 – Bible O’Really (Parody of “Baba O’Riley” by The Who)
12 – On the Road Away from Home (Parody of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
13 – Steelers Make it Tough (Parody of “Feel Like Makin’ Love”) by Bad Company