The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
Sat., Dec. 18. 2021 2:43pm EST
As promised a while back, we still plan to release a third CD in 2021. The first two, Get Rich Quick and Never Before, but Then Again …, came out in August and October, respectively. Our next one should be in stock before the end of December.
Like the pair that preceded it, it's an all-80's album. It will be our 64th overall. We sent the master recording to the duplicator on December 2 and the finished artwork on December 6. So they've had everything for about two weeks.
The title of the CD is Apolog80s: Back from the Future, and we plan to begin taking orders by Sunday night. We're sorry that we won't be able to get the physical CDs into your hands in time to give them on Christmas, but at least you can tell the ApX fan in your life it'll be in stock less than a week later.
We could have called this CD "The Brown Album," because it includes parodies of Bobby Brown and Jackson Browne. However, since it's the third installment in the trilogy of 80's albums ApologetiX made in 2021, we wanted to finally put a reference to that decade in the title. Apolog80s was too good to pass up.
We added the Back from the Future part because we're back from the future with another batch of 80's parodies and this CD moves backward from the future, putting the parodies in reverse chronological order of when the songs they spoofed were originally released.
Consequently, it starts with a song from 1989 and finishes with one from 1980. In between, we spoof songs from every year of the 80's but 1987. Not that we have anything against '87, mind you. And after this CD, we're going back even further, to the 70's, so it's kind of like gradually depressurizing the cabin of an airplane.
Many of us who lived through the 80's would love to go back from the future and change some things we did back then. Unfortunately, we can't undo the past, but we can redo the songs. More importantly, God can and will forgive our sins and cause all things to work together for good in our lives (Romans 8:28).
Stay tuned for more details.