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What’s the story behind Alien Invasion?

With spoofs of ELO, UFO, XTC, AC/DC and the DC5, this CD could have been called "Initial Reaction." But those five acts also have something else in common with the other seven spoofed herein – they're all British.

Yes, AC/DC came from Australia, but most of the members were born in Britain. Conversely, the founding members of Hot Chocolate were born in Jamaica and Trinidad, but the group formed in London and is considered a British band.

As music historians know, the "British Invasion" occurred in the 1960s, when U.K. bands stormed the U.S. pop charts, led by The Beatles. The last song on this CD spoofs the first British Invasion hit by a group other than The Beatles.

The next-to-last song spoofed on this CD was written and produced by one of The Beatles, and the first song spoofed on this CD was written and produced by the man who produced The Beatles when they reunited in 1994.

Those who loathe parody might be tempted to call this project "Invasion of the Melody Snatchers," but at least they'd be correct to allude to us as aliens, and not just because the third track on this CD is a parody of UFO. Consider this, if you will …

As Americans, the members of ApologetiX are aliens to the U.K., even though we all have some British roots. As Christians, we're aliens to this world (1 Peter 2:11, Hebrews 11:13), even though we all have a human heritage. And why is that? Because we've all had a "close encounter" with Jesus. This world is not our home.