More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
Fri., Jul. 16. 2021 3:37pm EDT
We sent the master recording for our upcoming 62nd CD, Get Rich Quick, to the duplicator on Sunday, July 11, and we sent them the finished layouts for all the artwork on Monday, July 12.
Proverbs 13:11 (NLT) says, "Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time." So why on earth is this CD titled "Get Rich Quick"?
In the fall of 2020, ApologetiX drummer/engineer Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner and his wife, Eve, relocated and began building a bigger, better Red Apple Audio Workshop — the studio where the drums, vocals, and many other parts of ApX parodies are recorded.
While that was going on, Jimmy didn't have time or space to record acoustic drums, so we spoofed a series of songs from 1983-86, a time when keyboards were king, synths were prince, and electronic drums were everywhere.
ApX keyboardist Rich Mannion played keys and programmed the drums for every track on this CD. On more than half of them, he supplied backing vocals, and even played guitars on a couple. Hence our battle cry for this project was basically "Get Rich quick!"
A lot of people got rich quick in the 80's through music, movies, sports, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street. Many made millions. Speaking of which, Rich has been so valuable to us that we could call him The Six Million Dollar Mannion … but he's actually priceless.
"This CD has been a labor of love for me," he says. "I finally found what I'm supposed to be doing with the gifts God has given me. My heart is truly full."
Get Rich Quick should be in stock by the first week of August. We plan to start taking orders this coming week. Stay tuned.