More on Our Upcoming Single (and Others to Follow)
Sat., Feb. 19. 2022 4:32pm EST
One of the songs on our upcoming single is a remake of a parody we first released over 20 years ago. You may recall that we did a similar thing with the song "Once Livin' Twice Died" at the end of 2021 That's all part of something bigger.
Next month will mark the 30th anniversary of ApologetiX: We named the band in early March 1992 and played our first official concert later that month. One of the ways we plan to celebrate is with a full CD of remakes of songs from our earlier days. There are a number of parodies we've been wanting to redo for quite some time for a variety of reasons.
Depending on the song we're redoing, it could be because of the original vocals, instrumentals, lyrics, recording quality, or a combination of some or all of those factors. There are also some live songs we've been wanting to redo with polished studio performances.
If you own the most-recent edition of the ApologetiX Digital Songbook (1992-2020), check out the article on page 905 titled "Epilogue: Try and Try Again" for further explanation. On page 906, there's an accompanying feature titled "The Top 40 ApX Songs I'd Like to Redo," which will give you some clues as to the songs we have in mind, although we don't plan to do all (or even half) of the songs on that list this year, and we may go off the board for a few others.
We realize some people don't like it when a band remakes their older material, because it sounds different than what the fans have grown accustomed to. It's human nature. As Jesus said, "But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. 'The old is just fine,' they say" (Luke 5:39 NLT). Of course, He was talking about something far more important than music.
From a musical standpoint, our goal in ApologetiX has always been to get our parodies to sound as much as possible like the original songs and artists we spoof, and we can do that a lot more easily these days than we could years ago. We hope you'll enjoy the remakes.
We plan to release those songs sporadically on singles and compile them all on one CD later in the year, so you'll still be hearing plenty of all-new parodies while this going on. As a matter of fact, J.'s been on a real writing spree lately, with more parody ideas and lyrics pouring out every week. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.