Recently I had someone tell me I was the Simon Crowell of praise music…always being pretty hard on the fact that the majority of it is pretty wimpy and lame. It’s true…most of today’s praise music is a HUGE turn off for me….mainly because the guys writing it and singing it sound like…and dress like…they bought their underwear from Victoria’s Secret. That’s why I call much of it “panty praise”. I’m a male…singing to God…who is a male…and I feel like a big girl when I have to sing words like…
Beautiful One, I love
Beautiful One, I adore
Beautiful One, my heart must sing
To top it off the musicianship is just…well panty wearing also. No crunch to the guitars…bass guitar and kick drums too far down in the mix…the production too slick and polished. It’s like Culture Club with crappy Christian lyrics. Pitiful!!!
However, last week I discovered a cure for panty praise…”A Match Light In The Dark” by Lee McDerment. It’s dude rock for…well dudes. Great praise music with manly lyrics and some “melt-your-face-off” music. I’m serious…this is the real deal. No panties…no Victoria’s Secret…just straight ahead rock n’ roll praise with lyrics any man can grunt to. Don’t believe me? Then go here and check out the second song “We Stand”. For those that have been suckling on Hughes and Tomlin for too long…that sound you hear on the song…it’s called distorted guitar. Take it in and allow it to release your inner-John The Baptist!!! Every time I hear “Top Of Our Lungs” I just wanna holler, “You brood of vipers” at some unsuspecting person. Even a song like “Our God Is Love” will have Nickleback fans cowering in fear from the power of the guitars. The solo in “Uncontainable” is worth the price of the compact disc alone!!!
My advice…peel off those silky drawers…run commando through your office…and make a web-enhanced beeline for CD Baby to order this album. I promise this is not your wife’s praise music…file it under “wup your butt worship”…my laptop caught fire three times upon the first listen. Lee and his album definitely get the “Elrod Stamp Of Approval” that comes with my exclusive “no panty guarantee”!!!
UPDATE: You can now purchase Lee’s music through iTunes. That means no waiting on the postal service…pure pantyless praise with just the click of a mouse!!!