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Artists ranging from the late 70’s to the present associated with Contemporary Christian music directly or indirectly. Music styles ranging from New Wave, Post Punk, Synth Pop, Goth and Alternative. Some artists are considered secular but would have at least a member who is considered a Christian or a person who holds a Christian belief that is evident in their lives, songs or opinions


PSALM 98

1 Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.

2 The LORD has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

4 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;

5 make music to the LORD with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,

6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the LORD, the King.

7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.

8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
Let the mountains sing together for joy;

9 let them sing before the LORD,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.

15 comments

  1. This is an absolutely AMAZING weblog you have here! These are some VERY obscure groups that you are covering. I’m really glad you’re taking the time to talk about them because these bands are all but forgotten and definitely need some coverage. A few recommendations for inclusion would include Scaterd Few, The original Lifesavors/Lifesavers, Geoff Mann, Steve Scott, Kajagoogoo (Nick Beggs was a born-again Christian), Mark Krischak (original Lifesavors frontman), Marc Plainguet, The Crazed Bunnyz (which Plainguet was in), AOC/Absence of Ceramics, Christian Image (gothic group from Amsterdam), This Picture, and Mr. Mister if you’re feeling adventurous (Richard Page was a Christian and the band was Paul Clark’s backing group on one album).


  2. Good Stuff! This must be a new site because I did a search for Christian New Wave-Post Punk a few months ago and got NOTHING. Keep up the good work and just keep adding on.


  3. Good site that brings back some memories.

    By the way, you might consider adding a page for Dead Artist Syndrome. ;) If anything, for the Prints of Darkness album.


  4. dude, echoing green, the choir, the alarm. das, etc. awesome. where r u from? abq by any chance?
    how @ innocence mission, they were on a single with the alarm.
    how @ ocean blue.


  5. God bless this site.


  6. Nice blog you have here with a lot of names being mentioned which cause the memories to bubble up from the depths. Seeing the comment I’m mentioned in from one of your readers was a nice treat. You must be quite a collector. I’m seeing artwork I haven’t seen in nearly 20 years and names mentioned of people I almost forgot about. I knew some of these people and have wondered where they’ve gone. Thank you.

    Marc Plainguet


  7. This is GREAT!! A lot of U2 and especially Simple Minds early stuff can be interpreted as a belief in Christ. Especially “Glittering Prize” (easily a discription of Jesus) “Could there ever be, ever more than one…” (Could there ever be another Savior?) Nope. “Called an act of love”. (He died for OUR sins, there is no greater act than one to die for His friends) As He said “we are His friends now. I could think of a couple dozen SM songs that reflect Christian doctrine, whether intentional or not. Peace and God bless! :0)


  8. Great blog. Nicely laid out with a wealth of information. I was the bass player for The Walk. Thanks for listing us with these great and influential bands.


  9. Talk about a blast from the past! A lot of these bands are doing twenty-year reunion shows, which is kind of mind-blowing, when you think about it. I was a founding member of Crazed Bunnyz and remember the cassette revolution that blew up in the mid-80’s. Would love to see some print on T-Bone Burnette (you do have his lovely wife, Sam Phillips, here on the site) as he’s never stopped making music and continues to push the envelope. Also, how about The Lifters, The Holidays, Allies (with Mr. “Butterfly Kisses” himself, Bob Carlisle and Sweet Comfort’s Randy Thomas) and Mad At The World? Great site – keep up the awesome work!


  10. I am new to this web site but not to this music. I am in a haze today just listening to the broad spectrum you are playing. In 86-87 St. Louis had a station (WCBW) on Sunday nights that played this stuff. (Brian Quincy Newcombs hometown). I have so much of this stuff on tape and am always a collector for old CD’s. I probably have over 300 Christian rock tapes and 500 CD’s. There is so much that I heard on the radio back in the day that I could not catch band names and of course with there not being much of a market for this stuff, the bands faded away way too fast. So I’m hearing stuff I’ve heard before but maybe once or twice. And I can tell who they are! I’m in heaven. You’re playing Dave Perkins right now! My opinion – greatest influencial producer of the 80’s hands down. Good job! I’ll be listening a lot!


  11. :)


  12. Hi,

    Are you still blogging here?

    Thanks. God Bless.

    Aaron.


  13. http://www.careless.me.uk – Christian Power Punk from the UK – New Album “Galactic Tourists” Free Downloads/Video etc – really worth checking out!


  14. Great site – great album. been waiting to hear about a release from Careless for a while now…the unsung heros of the christian punk scene.


  15. Hello! Is anyone here?

    I just wanted to post my own band which falls into this category.

    Most Christian music seems to be either to ‘safe’ or just set in that pop-punk or metal genre. I can’t listen to it. ‘Punk’ these days seems to me more like what I’d call metal, rock or screamo.

    New Wave / Post punk seems to be what I’m looking for.

    Anyway, let me know if anyone’s still interested in this niche of music. Checking out the acts on here anyway, hope to find something good!

    God Bless!!



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