Studio: George Leite
What It Is
A dude plays songs & interviews musicians from the insular world of Catholic rock.
This show’s been defunct since 2013; the last ten episodes are available at iTunes. For more, check out the show’s website. Sound quality is variable, sometimes pretty good, other times very compressed. Shows typically run thirty minutes to an hour.
What About It
Well, I’m a strong defender of Christian music, by which I mean that I think it isn’t all that much worse than secular music, which has a pretty big crap to goodness ratio. There are modern Christian artists that I’ll defend all down the line as producing music just as good as some really good secular artists. This music is unfortunately really quite bad. I was unaware of this strange subset of “Christian” music; the artists interviewed here and the host as well make very clear that this is not “Christian” music, but rather specifically “Catholic Rock,” which seems a weird division to make to me. There are certainly Catholic at work in the larger realm of Christian music; Margaret Becker, for one, a really great singer. One gets the sneaking suspicion that this “genre” is made up of Catholics who couldn’t make it in the larger CCM arena and retreated into a much smaller subset. Anyway, there’s a fun song here and there, but this one is basically a waste of time.
You had even heard of this genre.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You’re currently nailing something to a church door.
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