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The 12 Songs

1. Talk About the Lord
Parody of "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets

2. Don't Be Fooled
Parody of "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley

3. The Sounds of Silas
Parody of "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
Lyrics | MP3

4. We're Not Gonna Drown
Parody of "When I Come Around" by Green Day

5. Mediterranean Wholebook News
Parody of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan

6. Scripture
Parody of "Picture" by Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
Lyrics | MP3

7. Last Rain the Clouds Spill
Parody of "Last Train to Clarksville" by The Monkees

8. Eight Ways to Be
Parody of "Eight Days a Week" by The Beatles

9. More than Works
Parody of "More than Words" by Extreme
Lyrics | MP3

10. Trinity
Parody of "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin

11. Two-Time Baby/Lord'sHouse Blues
Parody of "Love Me Two Times/Roadhouse Blues" by The Doors

12. Yes Today
Parody of "Yesterday" by The Beatles
Lyrics | MP3


One of the biggest trends in the 90's was for artists to release "Unplugged" projects. Everyone from Clapton to KISS did it, except us. That's ironic, considering ApologetiX co-founders J. Jackson and Karl Messner met each other in 1990 and played a lot of acoustic stuff in their early days at Bible studies before taking the name "ApologetiX" ... and at plenty of coffee houses afterward till the band started touring on a national scale in the mid-90's.

Of course, we wouldn't be too keen on releasing any of those old performances. We wish we'd known then what we know now in terms of playing, singing, songwriting and recording. Well, we can't rewrite history. However, we can rewrite, re-perform, and re-record some of those old songs (and some newer ones), being able to apply a decade and a half's worth of experience. So that's what we did on "Apol-acoustiX."

We hope you'll enjoy this trip down memory lane with us. We repaved the roads for you, so it'll be a much smoother ride.

This project was recorded in January 2005 at ApologetiX Studios in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The photos herein were taken on a recording break by Karl's sister, Z, and Karl's wife, Deb, in front of Z's shop in Dormont, PA, and at the Eat n' Park restaurant where J. & Karl christened the band "ApologetiX" 13 years earlier. Believe it or not, when we tried to get a local newspaper from the machine in front of the restaurant, the headline said "Deja vu." God has a great sense of humor. Then again, we've always believed that, and that's one of the reasons we do what we do.

Fifteen years after its foundation was laid, the mission of ApologetiX remains the same: "to reach the lost and teach the rest." Some things don't need to change, no matter how many times you revisit them.