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ApologetiX - Grace Period (2002)



Average User Rating: 8.73 out of 10
Total votes: 15 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 19

1. Corinthians
2. Cornelius
3. I'm A Reciever
4. YHWH
5. Smooth Grandmama
6. The Devil Went Down To Jordan
7. Drop Of Lucifer
8. Born Above
9. Follow Me
10. Don't Fear The People
11. Lemonade
12. How You Rewind Me
13. Regeneration
14. Love The Jews
15. Good Guys Bad Guys
16. Flurry
17. Tom Saw Ya
18. Sufferin' Just Finished
19. Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit
20. Baa! We're Lambs!

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Posted on 01-23-2004 by yoshi139
This a great CD put out by an awesome band, I think they do a really good job at sounding like the original version of the song. I especially like Corinthians (In the End by Linkin Park), Smooth Grandmama (Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson/AAF), I'm a Reciever (I'm a Believer by Smashmouth) and Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit (Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana). Overall just a great CD.

Posted on 02-12-2007 by Guitar4God222
the apologetix are amazing. grace period is just another one of their great albums, showing J's talent to get the original vocals down pat. and karl messners guitar skills. I especially like their take on "Thirtysomething Spirit" making references to the death of kurt cobain. Apologetix's old material is worth listening to. "Cheap Birds" is an awesome parody of Lynyrd Skynyrds "Free Bird". "Narrow Way to Heaven" from Jesus Christ Morning Star is a parody of Zeppelins Stairway to Heaven- you cant get better than that!!
Also if ur a mad fan like me, check out year 2007's Wordplay Album. Featuring songs like "Bad Dad" (parody of Daniel Powters "Bad Day") and other parodies of the likes of Bowling For Soup, Bon Jovi, the Who, and Velvet Revolver. Apologetix Rock! Godspeed!

Posted on 05-14-2007 by facethemusic
no way... there's actually other APX fans on here? dude!!! i'm a groupie at heart (can't drive yet), have almost all the cd's, and when i mention ApologetiX to people they just look at me like, 'huh?'. i'm always ecstatic tomeet people who know about APologetiX.

Now to post in relation to the actual topic...

Grace Period is my second favorite CD. This is because of the song 'Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit (parody of Smells Like Teen Spirit, by Nirvana)'. This song totally spoke to me during a difficult part of my life about moving on and praising God.

ApologetiX deserves way more credit than they already have. It takes a whole lot of talent to sound almost exactly like the original, and they do.

If you're a new fan, I would suggest getting New and Used Hits, or Wordplay.

Posted on 05-18-2005 by RawkforChrist
I like it.. One of thier best..

Posted on 05-18-2005 by grand_master_d
Uhhh... Apologetix has to be the worst, most lame band ever. I have never heard of such a bad idea: Take an overplayed "secular" song, and make it "Christian" by putting horribly cheesy lyrics in place... Wow.

[QUOTE]because it's an odd contrast to the original Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm.
[/QUOTE]
The original Smooth Criminal was [B]not[/B] by Alien Ant Farm.

Posted on 05-19-2005 by DKelly
[QUOTE=yoshi139]This a great CD put out by an awesome band, I think they do a really good job at sounding like the original version of the song. I especially like Corinthians (In the End by Linkin Park), Smooth Grandmama (Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson/AAF), I'm a Reciever (I'm a Believer by Smashmouth) and Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit (Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana). Overall just a great CD.[/QUOTE]


I like all those songs you mentioned except for the Smashmouth song. However, in replacement, I like the Nickelback song.

Posted on 05-31-2003 by OneWithTheMud
...good CD. I like most of the songs...

Posted on 06-01-2005 by Mathaytace ><>
Have you ever heard of....

Art?

It may not be your favorite thing in the world, but what they are doing is a form of art, and as such, neither good nor bad but based on personal opinion.

Posted on 06-01-2005 by Jenacen
[QUOTE=grand_master_d]Uhhh... Apologetix has to be the worst, most lame band ever. I have never heard of such a bad idea: Take an overplayed "secular" song, and make it "Christian" by putting horribly cheesy lyrics in place... Wow.[/quote]

Speak for yourself. Some of it is cheezy, I can admit, but they're reaching audiences all over the world for Christ. :) They get e-mails from people all over the world, telling how their music has touched people's lives, and about only 1% of the feedback they get is bad (it's usually from the rock-is-evil people, you're-doing-a-bad-thing-by-having-anything-to-do-with-secular-songs people, and the how-dare-you-touch-my-favorite-song people). Personally, I think they are incredibly talented to play and sing all that music as well as they do.

[quote]The original Smooth Criminal was [b]not[/b] by Alien Ant Farm.[/QUOTE]

How's this supposed to help your argument?

Posted on 09-18-2003 by PKfanSteph
Great CD! Especially "Tom Saw Ya", "Devil Went Down To Jordon" and "Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit". "YHWH" is taking a bit of a leap, but it works (and it's still a good song). "Baah, We're Lambs" and "Love The Jews" are kinda cute. I really like this CD!

Posted on 10-05-2004 by Jenacen
My first ApologetiX CD, and I love it!

Corinthians is a bit of a stretch on the original because J's a 30-something man doing a 20-year-old's vocals. THe rapcore was very good, but it sounded a bit stressed when he did Chester's vocals. But hey, Chester's vocals sounds scratchy, so it didn't matter too much.

Smooth Grandmama was kind of funny to me, because it's an odd contrast to the original Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm. I dunno, it's originally a tough-sounding song, then you change it into a song called Smooth Grandmama? See the humor in it?

I loved Born Above! I love the lyrics, I like the music, it's almost a praise song!

Don't Fear the People is just all-around good! I know the lyrics to the original Dont Fear the Reaper, but the lyrics to the parody are a great message; don't fear man and what he can do to you.
Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit was an addicting song when I bought the album, probably because I like Weird Al's "Smells Like Nirvana" so much. I've heard the original Smells Like Teen Spirit, and while I think that Kurt's voice has a bit more feeling and such, the song itself was more eerie, and the effects were a bit more interesting, I'm kind of glad that ApologetiX's didn't sound like Nirvana's. I thought SLTS was flat out depressing for that reason, and with ApologetiX's version, we're trying to get something that goes along with the lyrics, which are basically about celebrating life for it's good points. Again, another example where the message is in contrast to the original.

10/10!

Posted on 10-12-2003 by Mathaytace ><>
I love this cd, I'm gonna have to look at their other stuff.

Posted on 12-09-2003 by Clayton
i like these guys... but i find there CD's contain to many songs i don't like. They are worth it for the good songs. Smells like 30something spirit etc.

Posted on 12-09-2003 by Mathaytace ><>
It is especially good, cause I won't listen to Nirvana (obvious reasons), but I love their sound.

Posted on 12-09-2003 by Clayton
yeah i know how you feel great song. So is devil went down to jordan. :)

Posted on 12-10-2003 by Mathaytace ><>
ooh, and Michael Jackson's/AAF's Smooth Criminal "Smoth Granmama"

Posted on 12-10-2003 by Mathaytace ><>
ooh, and Michael Jackson's/AAF's Smooth Criminal "Smoth Granmama"

Posted on 12-12-2005 by thibeaz
[QUOTE=Jenacen]Speak for yourself. Some of it is cheezy, I can admit, but they're reaching audiences all over the world for Christ. :) They get e-mails from people all over the world, telling how their music has touched people's lives, and about only 1% of the feedback they get is bad (it's usually from the rock-is-evil people, you're-doing-a-bad-thing-by-having-anything-to-do-with-secular-songs people, and the how-dare-you-touch-my-favorite-song people). Personally, I think they are incredibly talented to play and sing all that music as well as they do.



How's this supposed to help your argument?[/QUOTE]

Smooth Criminal was made by Micheal Jackson (shudder) I really don't like him but soon he will face God on his White seat of Judgement like all of us christians will and he will tell us If we saw him on the street and clothed him and all that stuff we should be doing but really too busy siting on our duffs in North America (No offence I have been doing it for a while and not everybody is the same thing)

Posted on 12-12-2005 by thibeaz
[QUOTE=Jenacen]Speak for yourself. Some of it is cheezy, I can admit, but they're reaching audiences all over the world for Christ. :) They get e-mails from people all over the world, telling how their music has touched people's lives, and about only 1% of the feedback they get is bad (it's usually from the rock-is-evil people, you're-doing-a-bad-thing-by-having-anything-to-do-with-secular-songs people, and the how-dare-you-touch-my-favorite-song people). Personally, I think they are incredibly talented to play and sing all that music as well as they do.



How's this supposed to help your argument?[/QUOTE]

Smooth Criminal was made by Micheal Jackson (shudder) I really don't like him but soon he will face God on his White seat of Judgement like all of us christians will and he will tell us If we saw him on the street and clothed him and all that stuff we should be doing but really too busy siting on our duffs in North America (No offence I have been doing it for a while and not everybody is the same thing)


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