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Mad at the World: 1987-1998

This is a little known band these days, but probablly in the top 5 Christian bands that have influenced me. They were a band that always reinvented their sound. The first CD was almost like Depeche Mode and Tears for fears…later they went into Goth and hard rock ending their music foray with a 60’s 70’s feel. Brilliant stuff here.
Lyrically it they were very challenging dealing with things like suicide, sex, addiction, drugs and ultimatly hope. It is kind of hard to find the CD’s but many were reprinted and can be found on amazon and other sites like www.radrockers.com.

I recently found out Founder and lead singer of MATW Roger Rose is at it again with some demos online.

This is a band the shaped the way for Christian rock and really needs to be revisited often. Go buy the Cd’s

Here they are live…audio isnt hot, but this song rocks!

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Mad At The World Discography

  • Mad At The World
Released in 1987 on Frontline Records
Genre: Synthpop
  • Flowers In The Rain
Released in 1988 on Frontline Records
Genre: Synthpop
  • Seasons Of Love
Released in 1990 on Alarma Records
Genre: Hard Rock
  • Boomerang
Released in 1991 on Alarma Records
Genre: Hard Rock
  • Through The Forest
Released in 1992 on Frontline Records
Genre: Hard Rock
  • The Ferris Wheel
Released in 1993 on Frontline Records
Genre: Alternative Rock
  • The Dreamland Café

Released in 1995 on Alarma Records

Genre: Retro Rock (60’s)
  • World History
Released in 1998 by KMG Records
Genre:Best of
Reviews:

  • Seasons Of Love / Mad At The World
A 2-for-1 re-release in 1999 on KMG Records
Genre: Hard Rock / Synthpop
Review: Rad Rockers Review
  • Flowers In The Rain / Boomerang
A 2-for-1 re-release in 1999 on KMG Records
Genre: Synthpop / Hard Rock

IONA: 1988-present

Iona is a celtic band straight of of Ireland. They didn’t really have much notoriety untilThe time when Celtic music started becoming mainstream thanks to things like Braveheart and Enya. What sets Iona apart from the likes of Enya, The Coors, Clanaad? This band is a Christian band. They have amazing lyrics and love the Lord.They have the traditional Celtic style music with the pipes and hand drums, but they add a new flair to it. Progressive Rock. Think the technicality of Dream Theater then mix in the vocals of a more powerful Enya and throw in a some Out of the Grey. I Got to see this band only once and it stands out as one of the top 5 shows I have ever been to. Go listen and then buy everything. This band is brilliant. The Vocals are amazing. The guitar work is virtuoso with a mix of the edge and satriani. Tehn add in all of the Irish stuff and it blows your mind.

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Discography

Chronological listing

Studio Recordings

Live Recordings – Audio

Box Set

VOD:POD part duex

June 8, 2007 — 1 Comment

If you haven’t checked it out yet on the right side of the site is my VOD:POD. It’s a place where I showcase amazing music and some of the be?est of the best. make sure you watch them and click the see more thing at bottom to see everything I have in my list. It changes often so check it out.

I know its getting views, but is anybody enjoying these?

New today is Lust Control, 30 seconds to mars, and Dream Theater

It’s Monday and it’s that time again. What is on your list

1. Holy God – Brian Doerksen

This Cd is absolutely amazing. We are going to be down 3 or 4 songs from it in church.

2. Hymns – Matt Papa and Chris Oor

WOW! I bought both matt papa CD’s last week and this is one killer CD. I’d say on par with the passion hymns

3. A beautiful Lie – 30 seconds to Mars

I got this CD a few days ago and I’m hooked. I love the guitar work and great wall of sound feel

4. Jesus is – Hillsongs  London

Underrated because of the united and Darlene hype but this CD is fantastic. It also has a DVD and watching this church service go on is really cool.

5. The Longing – The Longing