A Christian Rock Parody Band? Meet ApologetiX

I’d never heard of ApologetiX [sic] until I read this post on UPROXX. Basically, this Pittsburgh band has spent 19 albums injecting God into popular rock songs in sort of a 700 Club/Weird Al Yankovic sort of way.

Like how?  Here’s what they did with System of a Down’s “Chop Suey.”

This is what became of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.”

And The Offspring’s “Come Out and Play” turned into this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “A Christian Rock Parody Band? Meet ApologetiX

  • February 3, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Oh my goodness… do you think Neil and the boys know about this?

  • February 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I’m quite familiar with Apologetix. As a Christian, I appreciate the intent and at least they make no bones about the “inspiration” behind the tunes. Often Christian artists try too hard to copy a sound (pick one. If its popular, there is a Christian version of it out there. Beyonce, Katy Perry). Billy Corgan was asked about the Christian music scene and his response was dead on. He stated that most Christian bands these days simply try to sound like U2.

    I would imagine that Rush and any other band they’ve parodied must be aware. I would assume that copyright issues would make sure they gave the original their cut.


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